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Audience Editor

Job ID: 5794
Job Views: 1878
Location: Washington, , United States
Postal Code:
Job Category: Online | New Media
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 09.21.2021

Job Description

Confidential is a well-funded digital news startup preparing to launch in Washington, D.C. this fall. Our goal is to create a radically different publication, one that uses a distinct set of formats to deliver a nuanced and comprehensive view of the most important stories of the day.  We are hiring journalists excited to get in on the ground floor and help us shape our identity.

We are hiring journalists with strong reporting and writing skills who would be excited by the challenge of inventing and continually honing new formats. We want to lay out the who, what, when, etc., and explain the multiple frames through which to understand the bigger picture. We want reporters with subject-area expertise who see the forces animating their beats, how their beats intersect with others, and the political, economic, social, global, and scientific contexts in which the big stories on their beats play out.  We will consider applicants with other professional backgrounds who can show us they have the area-specific expertise and writing skills to do the work.   

Learn more about us here and here.

The Audience Manager will administer our social media accounts and use their knowledge to provide social media recommendations and run experiments to help build our brand awareness and draw audiences to our stories. The Audience Manager will be responsible for creating content across platforms, managing posts, and responding to followers. This person will collaborate with our editorial and communications team to ensure brand alignment. This is a great opportunity to join a new start-up and approach social media from scratch. 


  • Design and implement our social media strategy in alignment with our business and editorial goals
  • Generate, edit, and publish engaging content daily 
  • Oversee social media accounts’ design and collaborate with the design team on social needs 
  • Suggest and implement new experiments to develop brand awareness
  • Stay up-to-date with current social media trends and emerging platforms 
  • Monitor SEO and metrics and share analytics with stakeholders

Job Requirements


  • Excellent writing skills
  • Proven work experience in social media 
  • Excellent judgement 
  • Analytical skills and knowledge of analytics platforms
  • Solid knowledge of SEO 
  • A deep interest in experimentation 
  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit and growth mindset


  • Competitive salary 
  • Automatic 5% Employer Contribution to 401(k)  
  • Medical, Vision, and Dental with a fully covered medical plan for families  
  • Vacation package + 10 sick days + company holidays  
  • Monthly cellphone, gym, and commuter stipend  
  • 3 months fully paid family leave  
  • Life and AD&D Insurance  
  • Access to mental health resources 

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