Social Media Editor

New York
Jun 10, 2011
Jul 10, 2011
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Full Time

The Wall Street Journal seeks a social-media editor to join its growing team of journalists responsible for engaging users on new platforms. We're looking for someone who thinks creatively about the social web and how the Journal fits within it.

Based in New York, the job requires real-time analysis of traffic and trends to inform our efforts across and quickly capitalize on new opportunities. As part of a growing multi-skilled team, this editor will focus at least initially on managing and expanding the Journal's institutional presence in social media; training and advising Journal staffers; and generating new reporting projects built for the social web. Our intent is to experiment quickly with new tools, repeat what works, and share what we find with the rest of the newsroom.
Social media is a growth area for the Journal, touching much of the organization. Candidates for this position should have a good feel for a broad range of news and be able to spot the tweet or Facebook question in any story. Ideally, many of these attributes describe you:

- has strong journalistic instincts and experience

- lives on the web with a feel for how people use it

- works effectively with large online communities

- is experienced in web analytics and project management

- spins a good story with text, data or otherwise

- writes web apps and scripts at the speed of news

- knows CSS, JavaScript, and other client-side languages

The editor will be part of a team of diverse talents. Therefore, development and design experience is desired but not required for each position.

In a cover letter, please specify which of the above and other skills you would bring to the team and include at least five links to any material we should see (articles, websites, videos, apps, social-media profiles). Bear in mind that we care more about how you think about Twitter or whether you can hack the Twitter API, for example, rather than how many followers you have. And, most of all, we are looking for strong journalists. Please also attach or include a link to your resume.

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