Job Category: Online | New Media,Public Relations | Marketing
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: 60000 per year
Position Description and Qualifications: The Audience Engagement Editor works to maintain, nurture, and grow Undark's audience, its social media presence, and the magazine's roster of partner publications, in consultation with Undark's editor in chief. This includes consistent, thoughtful, and innovative promotion and marketing — both organic and paid — of Undark's work on all relevant, existing, and emerging social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well as managing the publication’s submissions for journalism awards and contests throughout the year. In addition, the audience engagement editor works to maintain, nurture, and grow KSJ’s profile and standing in the science journalism community through outreach and promotion of its core fellowships, its fact-checking and science editing programs, the Victor K. McElheny Award in Science Journalism, and other programs and initiatives, as directed by KSJ's director and associate director.
Qualifications: Must be a creative, organized, self-directed person with a thorough understanding of journalistic marketing and social media best-practices. A bachelor’s degree with a minimum of two years work experience in a journalistic setting creating marketing and communications content across all media, including web, social media, email, and print is required. Attention to detail, and excellent communication, organization, and prioritization skills are essential, as is the ability to work well with other members of the staff and the science journalism community. Must be able to perform and supervise multiple tasks simultaneously. Demonstrated knowledge of all paid promotional mechanisms relevant to major social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and others, is essential, as is substantial experience with digital Content Management Systems, principally WordPress and related SEO practices. Demonstrated proficiency with Google Analytics, Microsoft and Adobe software tools, and web-based collaboration systems, including Slack, are desired. The position requires strong analytical and project-management skills, and a willingness to work in a flexible small team environment. Candidates should have the strong written and oral communication skills needed to professionally represent both Undark and KSJ in some public-facing roles, including regular interactions with Undark partner publications. Working knowledge of basic website coding protocols (e.g., HTML, CSS) is desirable.