Full Time - Mid-Level (Senior Producer, Reporter, Editor)
Audience/Community Engagement, Marketing/PR
4 Year Degree
The Knight Science Journalism Program @MIT and its signature digital magazine Undark (undark.org) are seeking an Audience Engagement Editor to develop and implement all marketing campaigns for both the program and the publication.
KSJ seeks to nurture and enhance the ability of journalists from around the world to accurately document the often-complex intersection of science, technology, and human culture. This emphasis is reflected in its core mid-career fellowship program, which includes specialized training programs, seminars, and an option to write for the program’s magazine. The program's commitment to science journalism is also reflected in its public-facing magazine Undark — an editorially independent, digital publication launched in April 2016.
PLEASE NOTE: While this is currently a remote position open to telecommuting due to Covid-19 restrictions, the position is officially located on the campus of MIT, and it will ultimately require in-office presence and residence in or around the Boston/Cambridge area.
REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; at least two years directly-related work experience creating marketing and communications content across all media, including web, social media, email, and print; demonstrated knowledge of all paid promotional mechanisms relevant o major social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.; experience with digital content management systems, principally WordPress; demonstrated proficiency with Google Analytics and Microsoft and Adobe software, and web-based collaboration systems (including Slack); strong analytical, communication, and project-management skills; and willingness to work in a flexible small team environment. PREFERRED: working knowledge of basic website coding protocols (e.g., HTML, CSS); experience with journalistic publishing environment; ability to demonstrate creative and innovative approaches to work; and experience contributing to the creation of digital and print graphic content and overseeing the production of image-based and graphic materials.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Precise salary determined by background, level of experience, etc.
About Undark Magazine & KSJ@MIT
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.