Audience/Community Engagement, Social Media, Web Production
4 Year Degree
Foreign Policy is looking for a versatile journalist to oversee social media and podcast production in its Washington, D.C. newsroom.
Candidates should be digital natives and fluent in the latest tools needed to run and build the social media presence of an award-winning magazine. You’ll bring enthusiasm and deep knowledge of engaging with Twitter and Facebook audiences in creative ways. You’ll geek out over Chartbeat metrics and CrowdTangle stats. You’ll have ideas and strategies to help a lean and hungry team of reporters and editors maximize their content and visibility on Instagram, Snapchat, and whatever comes next — with the goal of driving overall traffic and engagement.
The ideal candidate will have prior experience and a passion for journalism, be immersed in the international news cycle, and knowledgeable about the latest digital trends. This job requires coordinating with editors and reporters about how to leverage the greatest possible impact out of stories and how to engage with our growing audience. The candidate will also oversee production and editing of FP’s podcasts: The Editors’ Roundtable, The Backstory, and Global Thinkers.
Run social media and play a central role in newsroom coordination of content promotion
Produce FP’s podcasts
Compile metrics reports and present data in weekly strategy meetings with senior editors
Work with other editors to develop and grow a cohesive digital strategy for FP
Previous journalism and online engagement experience
Interest in international news and/or politics
Knowledge of latest digital trends
An efficient, flexible, and detail-oriented approach to tasks
Familiarity with using digital and social media, including Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Digg, as well as tools like Chartbeat, CrowdTangle, and Omniture
Fluency in foreign languages (preferred, but not required)
Podcast editing skills (preferred, but not required)
Examples of prior success in growing online engagement for a media outlet
Over the course of almost half a century of award-winning journalism, design, and the presentation of important new ideas from the world’s leading thinkers, Foreign Policy has established itself at the forefront of media organizations devoted to the coverage of global affairs. Through Foreign Policy magazine, ForeignPolicy.com, FP Events, and FP Analytics, The FP Group reaches an international aud...ience of millions and has become a trusted source of insight and analysis for leaders from government, business, finance, and the academic world. FP is committed to continuing to innovate through partnerships that utilize new technologies, new media and creative new approaches to bring together those leaders to better understand and address the most urgent and important issues of our time. FP is a division of the Graham Holdings Company.