Update on Wednesday, August 19: This position has been filled. Thank you for your applications!
Phoenix New Times has an opening for a part-time social media editor. This 20-hour/week position combines journalism with social-media skills to increase the paper’s audience and serve as its public face. The social media editor manages New Times’ Facebook and Twitter accounts, among others, with the expectation of continued engagement and growth. The social media editor must have a firm grasp of SEO and be able to write compelling headlines that get shared on social media and attract eyeballs via search results.
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The social media editor also is expected to promote the paper's content, with web traffic in mind, via strategic partnerships with other websites, social media accounts, and public-relations outlets. A strong interest in and working knowledge of stories covered by New Times is essential.
Requirements: At least one year of experience working for the online arm of a news outlet.
If this sounds like the job for you, please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Brief cover letter
- Links to any social media profiles
- Any links to relevant experience (writing samples, social media campaigns, slideshows, videos, etc.)