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Associate Digital Editor

  • 2022-09-22 1:10 PM
    Message # 12928901

    Overview

    Democracy Now! is looking for an Associate Digital Editor to support our social media publishing and digital engagement efforts in order to grow the audience for our award-winning independent TV, radio, internet news hour. Candidates should have a passion for Democracy Now!’s content, a strong news background, experience with news publishing on social platforms and excellent news writing skills. 

    The schedule for this role includes shifts starting at 7:00 am ET, to coincide with the live daily TV & radio newscast at 8:00 am ET.

    Responsibilities

    • Identify social-friendly highlights from the live daily broadcast to publish across current and future social platforms.
    • Write great copy, select compelling audio and video and develop eye-catching visuals for distribution on social platforms.
    • Schedule, publish and monitor performance of posts across social channels.
    • Collaborate with the newsroom to publish content to the website.
    • Stay up to date on stories and guests featured on Democracy Now! 
    • Monitor daily news trends in social channels and pitch story and guest ideas to the newsroom.
    • Engage with the audience on social platforms and moderate comments.
    • Surface relevant content from Democracy Now!'s extensive archive. 
    • Work on initiatives to build an audience for Democracy Now!'s website, newsletter, podcasts, and other digital platforms.
    • Stay on top of trends in social media publishing and recommend new strategies to grow the audience for Democracy Now!
    • Assist with promoting special programming, events and fundraising campaigns, as needed.
    • Help maintain and update standards and best practices for social publishing.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • 3-5 years of experience in social media and digital journalism.
    • Avid news consumer on social media and passion for Democracy Now!’s content.
    • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading. 
    • Detail-oriented and able to meet daily deadlines in a fast-paced news environment
    • Experience publishing to social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
    • Creative, flexible and collaborative and able to work independently.
    • Basic image and video editing experience is a plus but training can be provided.
    • Experience with website publishing via CMS, social publishing tools like Sprout Social and basic HTML are all helpful

    Compensation and Benefits

    • The salary range is $63,00 - $68,000.
    • Benefits include health, dental, flexible spending, retirement, generous time off, paid parental leave and more!

    Other Information

    • This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between SAG-AFTRA and Democracy Now!.

    To Apply 

    • We are excited to hear from you! To join team Democracy Now!, please submit a cover letter and resume. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.
    • Click on this link or go to our website, democracynow.org
    • Democracy Now! is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ-identified people are encouraged to apply.


    Last modified: 2022-09-22 1:14 PM | Jacqueline Sam
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