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EDITOR, DIGITAL AUDIENCE WBUR IDEAS & OP, WBUR News and Programming
Location: BOSTON, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 22500263311027
The Editor for Digital Audience is a key editorial role developing and cultivating ideas and opinion content for WBUR's ideas and opinion vertical, Cognoscenti. This role will work with the senior editor, executive editor for digital and team to publish a broad range of voices and expand ideas and opinion content on platforms like digital audio, video, social media, newsletters and live events. An important function of the role is to ensure a diversity of perspectives are represented across WBUR's various platforms.
The Editor works to understand and grow WBUR's digital audiences across multiple platforms. This position is critical to WBUR's goals to deepen engagement and develop new audiences, including a younger and more diverse public media community. The editor works collaboratively with Cognoscentis' large roster of authors and contributors, and will write, edit, develop visual storytelling and create material for social media platforms, especially with an eye towards repackaging published Cognoscenti material to leverage WBUR's platforms. The work also includes creating and developing digital content with outside contributors, the public and Cognoscentis' audience to meet WBUR's high journalistic standards, elevating the work of new and emerging voices, and developing complex, relevant and meaningful content with distinct points of view. This job requires a thorough understanding of how to promote interactivity and audience engagement with digital users. Must be detail-oriented, care deeply about journalistic standards and have a strong news sensibility. The Editor position may require a flexible schedule that could include some weekend and evening work. 5 - 8 years related experience recommended. This position has the opportunity to be hybrid. Cognoscenti is WBUR's ideas and opinion vertical, and celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2022. Cognoscenti has published more than 1200 authors and works to represent new and emerging voices. More at: wbur.org/cognoscenti. This position is covered under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement with SAG-AFTRA. The minimum annualized salary for this position is $78,413. (https://www.bu.edu/hr/files/2022/01/SAG-AFTRA-rates-7.1.2022.pdf)
Bachelor's degree or relevant experience. At least five years of relevant experience.
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We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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