Reporting to the Deputy Curator, the Digital and Audience Engagement Editor is responsible for enhancing and maintaining the Nieman Foundation’s profile online, ensuring that its fellowship opportunities, journalism, events, and other initiatives achieve greater impact on campus, nationally, and internationally. The Digital and Audience Engagement Editor manages and maintains the websites of the Nieman Foundation and develops and implements digital strategies to promote the Foundation, its fellowships, and journalism across all platforms. Working with Nieman colleagues, current fellows and alumni of the fellowship program, the Digital and Audience Engagement Editor leads initiatives to deepen Foundation relationships with existing audiences and reach new audiences through a lively, robust presence on social and mobile platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and emerging platforms.
Manage and maintain the websites and CMS for Nieman Reports, Nieman Storyboard, and the Nieman Foundation, including posting and updating content, troubleshooting, creating microsites and working with third-party designers, developers and vendors
Monitor, analyze and report on analytics for all Nieman’s websites, digital communications and social media platforms and use these metrics/analytics to develop and implement effective social and audience engagement strategies for all Nieman sites
Ensure Nieman maintains a regular, lively and relevant presence on all appropriate social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and emerging platforms
Edit/post video/audio files of selected Nieman programming to Nieman sites and social media platforms, to ensure that Foundation events reach broader audiences
Troubleshoot when needed Nieman’s weekly and monthly newsletters and various email campaigns and event invitations (conferences, special announcements)
Create and manage online registration and payment processes for Nieman events and the administration and application processes for Nieman awards
Design digital and print marketing materials, including posters, signs, event programs, slide presentations, annual reports, and online and print advertising
Share best practice for search engine optimization and analytics with Nieman colleagues
Support Nieman staff and fellows with their technology and digital needs (e.g., presentations, how to navigate Harvard, MIT, and Tufts course catalogs, online event troubleshooting, etc.) and serve as a liaison with Harvard’s IT department
Write and proofread headlines/decks, captions, teasers and other online copy
Basic Qualifications Minimum of 5 years audience/social media and journalism experience required.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
Proficiency in WordPress, Adobe Creative Cloud programs (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere, Audition), Word, Excel, HTML, and CSS.
Proficiency in gathering and analyzing paid and organic social analytics/metrics with Google Analytics, and familiarity with tracking social media reach and engagement on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Flipboard.
Proficiency in search engine optimization (SEO) for WordPress sites.
Proficiency in using MailChimp to maintain audiences and send email campaigns to different groups.
Proficiency in digital video and photography shooting and editing.
Working knowledge of digital graphic design.
Excellent written communication and organizational skills and commitment to the highest standards of journalistic accuracy and ethics.
Additional Information Harvard University supports a hybrid workplace model which will actively support some remote work. Specific days and schedules for on-site work and remote work will be discussed during the interview process. Please note hybrid workers must reside in a state where Harvard is registered to do business (CA, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA).
The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up to date on CDC-recommended vaccines. Benefits We invite you to visit Harvard’s Total Rewards website to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:
Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.
Job Function: Communications Job Code: 405004 Comm Professional (N) Department: The Nieman Foundation Time Status: Full-time Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Schedule: Full time. Monday through Friday. 35 hours per week. Department Office Location: USA - MA - Cambridge Work Format: Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote) Sub-Unit: Nieman Foundation For Journalism Salary Grade: 056 Pre-Employment Screening: Identity
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