Undark Magazine, published under the auspices of Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT, seeks an Audience Engagement Editor to maintain, nurture, and grow Undark’s audience, social media presence, and roster of partner publications, in consultation with its editor-in-chief. Responsibilities include monitoring, interpreting, and reporting on website and social media traffic analytics in order to improve promotions and expand readership; conceiving and developing pre-publication marketing campaigns for select Undark projects, principally through the identification and cultivation of relationships with online, print, television, and radio editors, producers, and bookers; designing and implementing external email communications, including a weekly newsletter; collecting, tracking, and maintaining a database/spreadsheet of all relevant journalism awards/competitions/contests; working with Knight Science Journalism’s (KSJ) director, associate director, and program administrator to promote the profile of the KSJ program through various marketing channels; working with KSJ's program administrator to help plan, promote, and orchestrate KSJ- and Undark-branded live events; maintaining annual budget; and performing other duties as directed.
MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.
REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; at least five years’ directly-related work experience creating marketing and communications content across all media (web, social media, email, print); knowledge of all paid promotional mechanisms relevant to major social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.); experience with digital content management systems, principally WordPress; proficiency with Google Analytics, Microsoft and Adobe software tools, and web-based collaboration systems, including Slack; strong analytical, communication, and project-management skills; and willingness to work in a flexible, small, team-oriented environment. Working knowledge of basic website coding protocols (e.g., HTML, CSS) desirable, as is experience in a journalistic publishing environment. Experience contributing to the creation of digital and print graphic content and overseeing the production of image-based and graphic materials preferred.
Internal Number: 17045
About Undark Magazine
Undark is a non-profit, editorially independent digital magazine exploring the intersection of science and society. It is published with generous funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, through its Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program in Cambridge, Massachusetts.