Digital Editor

Location
New York City, New York (US)
Salary
Competitive annual salary + benefits
Posted
Aug 30, 2018
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Full Time

General Description

The Chief-Leader, a New York City newspaper covering civil service for more than 100 years, is looking for a full-time Digital Editor to enhance its online presence. The ideal candidate has a background in news reporting/editing, a deep understanding of digital journalism, and a passion for leveraging online tools to gain loyal readers. This full-time, salaried position includes health coverage and other employee benefits.

Responsibilities

  • Write stories for weekly paper covering a civil service beat
  • Ensure digital distribution of breaking news and update items, coordinating with editorial
  • Develop online strategy based on latest digital news trends and tools
  • Maintain social media, with clear goals for engagement, site traffic and subscriptions
  • Work with editorial staff to maintain web presence based on user interest/interaction
  • Manage editing and production of the weekly issue during news editor’s absence
  • Find trending stories/topics and share with editorial

    Requirements

  • Degree in journalism or communications
  • At least 2 years of experience writing/editing articles for a daily or weekly newspaper/news website, some of it covering government and/or labor
  • Skill in print and web news layout and headline writing
  • Understanding of the latest trends and tools in digital journalism
  • Experience managing social media campaigns (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), with measurable results
  • Ability to analyze web data and create reports using Google Analytics
  • Basic skill with HTML, Photoshop and related tools is preferred, but not required

    Contact

    Please send resume, samples of editorial and social media work, as well as salary requirements

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