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Audience Engagement Editor

Job ID: 11604
Job Views: 780
Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Job Category: Magazines
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: 65000-75000 USD per year
Posted: 07.09.2024

Job Description

Slate is hiring an audience engagement editor to help grow our website and podcast audiences. Ideal candidates think strategically about connecting with readers and listeners, and building lasting relationships with those audiences, with a focus on deepening engagement. They have a newsy sensibility; know how to write compelling copy for social media feeds; think creatively about how to combat news fatigue; have ideas for accessing new audiences; and are able to use analytics to guide strategy. 

Slate values surprising ideas and smart analysis in our journalism, and we want the same on our audience team. The audience engagement editor will be able to identify how digital media trends are evolving and have a desire to experiment with new strategies and test those instincts. They will own projects from start to finish and work collaboratively with the rest of the newsroom.

This is a position covered under a collective bargaining agreement between Slate and the Writers Guild of America East.

Slate has offices in New York and D.C., though remote candidates will be considered for this position.

Job Requirements

Key Responsibilities

  • Write and send Slate’s daily newsletter, the Slatest, and contribute in crafting newsletter strategy more broadly across Slate
  • Build and manage our relationships with distribution platforms like Apple News and Pocket
  • Be involved in the editorial process from start to finish: attend idea generation meetings, plan campaigns to support major editorial packages, and execute those ideas to reach our audience
  • Collaborate with editors on a daily basis to optimize stories for distribution
  • Assist in managing the strategy and scheduling of existing social media accounts and help define the voice of Slate’s feeds
  • Work with other editors on the audience development team to plan and execute creative initiatives for growing our site and podcast audiences 


  • At least two years of experience working for an online news organization
  • At least two years of social media experienceKnowledge of Slate, its voice, and its place within the media and podcast landscape
  • An interest in working closely with the rest of the newsroom, whether it’s framing a cover story for social distribution, working with our Plus and comms teams on event promo, or pitching ideas at our regular editors meeting
  • The ability to write clean, clear copy with a light touch and wit where needed
  • A desire to work collaboratively on projects and teach others what you know
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Smarts, kindness, humor, and generosity, all of which will help you work well with smart, kind, funny, generous colleagues


  • Experience working on a publication’s newsletter(s)
  • Audio promo experience 
  • Knowledge of SEO best practices and experience 
  • Graphic design experience
  • Social video experience

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