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Help Wanted: Phoenix New Times Seeks Part-Time Social Media Editor

Phoenix New Times has an immediate opening for a part-time social media editor. This 20-hour/week position combines journalism with social-media skills to increase Phoenix New Times' audience and serve as its online 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.

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.

Please send the following to [email protected]:

— Brief cover letter

— Resume + three references

— Links to any social media profiles

— Any links to relevant experience (writing samples, social media campaigns, slideshows, videos, etc.)
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Amy Silverman is a two-time winner of the Arizona Press Club’s Journalist of the Year award. Her work has appeared on the radio show This American Life and in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Lenny Letter, and Brain, Child. She’s the co-curator of the live reading series Bar Flies, and a commentator for KJZZ, the NPR affiliate in Phoenix. Silverman is the author of the book My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome (Woodbine House 2016). Follow her on Instagram (@amysilverman), Twitter (@amysilvermanaz), and at amy-silverman.com.