Online Editor

Old Westbury
Feb 06, 2014
Mar 08, 2014
Laura Lemus
Full Time
Job Responsibilities
The online editor will report on, write, edit, and publish multimedia blog posts and feature stories covering immigration news, policy, culture, and history on Long Island and nationally. The online editor will publish one to two articles per day, involving a heavy degree of writing, rewriting, and editing. He/she will also manage a bench of freelance bloggers. The online editor reports to the executive director.

*Manage press outreach for organization’s events and breaking news
*Organize events throughout the year that promote the work of the organization
*Maintain a diverse mix of paid and unpaid bloggers and reporting fellows
*Manage social media campaigns and online ad campaigns
*Draft and edit grant proposals and office materials
*Oversee website content and management

*Strong reporting, writing, editing, and copy editing skills
*Knowledge of video, audio, and photo storytelling and multi-media editing
*Familiarity with content management systems and basic HTML
*Ability to travel on Long Island, including a reliable car and valid drivers license
*Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends
*3-5 years professional experience in online journalism or communications
* Master’s degree preferred
*Spanish-language skills a plus
*Interest in and knowledge of immigration issues