THE ECONOMIST’s social media team is seeking a junior writer to support the expansion of its work in the New York bureau.
The social media writer will support the deputy community editor, who is relocating from London to New York, to execute a one-year plan to extend the reach of The Economist’s journalism in America. This is a start-up opportunity for one year.
The successful candidate will work with colleagues across the editorial and digital departments to expand the reach of our journalism. To be successful, you must be an innovative, unstoppable newshound who is excited about the opportunities of social media for a weekly newspaper that was first published more than 150 years before the first tweet. This is an entry-level position reporting to the deputy community editor and the US news editor.
You should have some junior experience as a journalist, perhaps for a college newspaper, or as someone with a record of telling stories online.
In this role you would be expected to:
Provide social distribution for The Economist’s journalism
Create and test engaging format types for The Economist’s journalism on different social platforms
Work with journalists and editors to tell stories in social formats
Support the US news editor to publish and curate stories on economist.com
To succeed in this role you must have:
The ability to share online stories in an engaging way
An understanding of social networks, especially Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LINE and Medium
An awareness of trends and emerging platforms in social media
Good communication skills both written and oral
Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator and After Effects are a plus
Experience using data collected from analytics tools such as Facebook Insights
To succeed in the role you must demonstrate:
Strong writing and proofreading skills
An understanding of social networks, and new emerging trends and platforms
You are a well organized self starter and able to work independently
Applicants must be eligible to work in America and available to start in April or May 2017. The deadline for application is midnight EST on March 19th.
With your application please include:
Task: A 500-word post for our Explains blog on a subject of your choice, plus 200 words on how you’d share it on social media.
If this role matches your skills, experience and motivations then please submit your CV with a covering note identifying why you feel you would be a great addition to the team along with your salary expectations.
In return, we provide a supportive and progressive environment with a wide range of opportunities for you to grow both personally and professionally.
The Economist Group values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, colour, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age.
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