WAMU 88.5, the leading NPR affiliate in the D.C. region, is searching for a Digital Editor for a new national project. The Digital Editor leads the digital content strategy for Guns & America, a collaborative reporting project on the role of guns in American life, and works with Reporting Fellows all over country to ensure their work makes an impact online.
The Digital Editor help develop an audience-focused digital strategy and drive the agenda for how we present our journalism for online and mobile audiences.
The Digital Editor will manage a data journalist and work alongside the project’s lead editor and associate editor to execute the strategy and drive engagement across all digital channels. With the mandate to experiment with digital storytelling, and a budget to match, the Digital Editor will identify media partners to learn from and collaborate with.
The Digital Editor also tracks trends and innovation, helping all project staff integrate new tools and practices in ways that advance the project’s mission. She/he will also support a new public media journalism fellowship by working with a Fellowship Manager to identify opportunities for professional development and training that expand the experience of a cohort of Reporting Fellows.
Come build something special and create important journalism on one of this country’s most entrenched issues. As a part of American University, we offer tuition remission, two-for-one retirement matching and good work- life balance. Our new offices are one block from the Van Ness Metro on the Red Line and feature amazing views over Rock Creek Park.
Degree in journalism, digital media, or a related field
At least 5 years of experience in digital media or journalism
Passion for journalism that fulfills audience needs, integrates audience response, and prioritizes audience engagement
Experience coaching and mentoring broadcast or print reporters in best practices for digital journalism
Fundamental demonstrated understanding of and experience with content management systems, web development, and web design
Experience and success directing the development of multimedia content such as video, audio, and social media graphics
Experience driving social media strategy, monitoring analytics, and adjusting future plans based on performance
Impeccable news judgment
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills, and a demonstrated ability to multi-task
Knowledge of and a commitment to the mission of public radio journalism
Internal Number: 14541
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