Free Speech TV is seeking an experienced digital media warrior to amplify the voices on the front lines of progressive social change. The ideal candidate is a motivated digital change agent committed to creating more efficient workflows internally and greater impact externally. The Digital Managing Editor (DME) will inherit a new website that is currently in beta test, several apps in development, and a two-person team of content producers who will report to the DME.
The Digital Managing Editor’s specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Developing and implementing a digital content strategy that fulfills the mission and vision of FSTV;
Working with the leadership team to develop the editorial strategy, priorities and calendar for the organization;
Maintaining and improving the network’s website, social media presence and digital distribution platforms;
Developing and executing a web content management roadmap with guidelines to ensure consistent, impactful and relevant creation, curation and maintenance of content;
Creating strategies to drive digital audience growth, engagement and the discussion of social justice issues;
Developing and implementing digital fundraising strategies in partnership with the Development team;
Monitoring analytics and applying insights to improve our product and to increase engagement;
Incorporating the voices of movement builders, visitors/viewers, hosts and partner organizations into an optimal content plan;
Working with other departments to maintain and manage their correlating segment of the website;
Managing a digital production team’s execution of daily and longer-term digital content plans.
The ideal candidate will have:
Passion for social justice issues and a commitment to FSTV’s mission and vision;
Three or more years of digital (or equivalent) media experience. Five years or more preferred;
Bachelor degree in journalism, media, marketing or a relevant field;
Effective and inspiring writing skills, strong news judgment and excellent editing ability;
Familiarity with email, newsletter and social media tactics to attract and engage stakeholders;
Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills to work effectively across groups;
Exceptional organizational and time-management skills;
Keen attention to detail;
Solid analytical and quantitative skills, as well as a strong working knowledge of digital analytics tools including Google Analytics;
Working knowledge of WordPress preferred;
Familiarity with progressive organizations and media;
Ability to work off hours and weekends as required by special events
Additional Salary Information: Salary based on experience, in the range of $55K-60K. Benefits include health,
dental, vision and a generous holiday/vacation package.
Free Speech TV is a national, independent news network committed to advancing progressive social change. As the alternative to television networks owned by billionaires, governments and corporations, our network amplifies underrepresented voices and those working on the front lines of social, economic and environmental justice.
Reaching over 40 million US television households, we bring our vi...ewers an array of daily news programs, independent documentaries and special events coverage.
Daily News Programs: Our daily programs, including Democracy Now!, The Thom Hartmann Program and The Stephanie Miller Show, tackle the critical issues facing our communities and our democracy, giving you the news as it happens.
Independent Documentaries: Free Speech TV airs numerous award-winning documentaries covering issues ranging from economic injustice and marriage equality to climate change and the real cost of war.
Weekly Programs and Special Events: Free Speech TV viewers gain exclusive access to programs like Gay USA and Act Out.
Free Speech TV is one of the last standing national independent news channels. As a nonprofit with freedom from corporate control and government pressure, we are uniquely positioned to elevate perspectives that often don’t break through the corporate media filter. We believe a more just and democratic world is possible when media empowers people with the information they need to fight for what matters.