Publication and Web Editor (Columbia Journalism School)
For immediate hire (application deadline January 25):
The Tow Center of Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School is seeking a full-time editor. The editor will oversee academic and journalistic publications from research fellows, and will also have the opportunity to do original reporting on the field of digital journalism. The ideal candidate is a dynamic journalist with the ability to pivot between editing and writing roles to cover the developments at the cutting edge of journalism and technology.
The editor will work with closely with the Director and Research Director of the Tow Center to develop high quality, timely, and accessible publications. The editor will oversee the publication and distribution of Tow Center research reports and briefs, and will run Tow's vertical at Columbia Journalism Review, from commissioning articles to editing and writing for the site. The goal is to make the research of the Center visible and accessible to the journalistic community it serves, and to provide insight, reporting, and commentary of the highest standard about the constantly developing relationship between publishers and tech companies. The incumbent should be an experienced editor and writer with a proven track record in web publishing to establish and oversee Tow's online presence. This is an externally funded position and will be extended depending on performance and funding.
- Oversee publication process and deadlines of Tow research outputs; contribute substantive and copy edits for final reports
- Commission, edit, and produce editorial content related to journalism and technology. Work with a network of past and present Tow researchers to produce content. There an opportunity to write short updates, where appropriate, as well as longer in-depth pieces.
- Maintain a lively social media presence for the Center, keep the Tow site up to date, and draft and send newsletters keeping the Tow community informed of updates and new research.
- Plan and implement short and longterm website and communications strategies. Interface with website developers and graphic designers to maximize the website's functionality, effectiveness and overall impact.
- Identify and cultivate relationships with news organizations, Columbia University schools and projects, and other entities that help to leverage the reach of Tow Center's work
Editors with a combination of experience are strongly encouraged to apply: academic writing, audience development, content / social media marketing, copyediting, reporting / journalism, PR & communications, research / fact checking, and publishing.
NOTE: we are only able to review complete applications submitted on Columbia University's employment website.
The Tow Center for Digital Journalism, based at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, provides journalists with the skills and knowledge to lead the future of digital journalism and serves as a research and development center for the profession as a whole. The Center explores how the development of technology is changing journalism, its practice and its consumption. The Tow Center commissions research in emerging areas, develops teaching methods and courses, and offers fellowships to academics, journalists and technologists. The Center and its research fellows regularly host events and workshops to further disseminate research for application in newsrooms as well as classrooms.