Opening for Houston Press Web Editor
The Houston Press has an immediate opening for a full-time web editor. This position combines journalism with social media marketing and analytical data management to increase the audience for the Press on its desktop and mobile applications.
The web editor assigns and edits photo slideshows, manages a weekly budget, and works with freelancers and blog editors. The web editor works closely alongside the editor in chief in the planning and execution of all online coverage.
Outside the site, the web editor manages the paper's several social media accounts, including Facebook and Twitter, with the expectation of continued engagement and growth of those accounts.
The job also requires strong news judgment and a skilled hand when it comes to story placement and presentation. The web editor must be able to write compelling headlines that move on social media and attract eyeballs via search results.
Rice Owls Mens Basketball vs. St. Thomas University Men's Basketball
TicketsWed., Dec. 21, 7:00pm
Advocare V100 Texas Bowl
TicketsWed., Dec. 28, 8:00pm
Rice Owls Mens Basketball vs. Middle Tennessee State Univ Blue Raiders Mens Basketball
TicketsThu., Jan. 5, 7:00pm
PRCA XTreme Bulls
TicketsFri., Jan. 6, 7:30pm
The web editor should keep the staff apprised of the latest changes in digital world, whether that be new ways to share content via social media or new tools to use. The web editor keeps the paper at the forefront of digital storytelling.
The web editor is also expected to promote the paper's content via strategic partnerships with other websites and third-party social media managers. Video production and editing and GIF creation are preferred but not required -- attracting talented people and partnering with them is.
Finally, the web editor is expected to hit traffic goals across the site's main verticals of music, dining, arts, news and film. A strong interest in and working knowledge of the stories covered by the Houston Press is required.
- Two years experience working for the online arm of a news outlet.
Please Send to Editor Margaret Downing at HPfirstname.lastname@example.org:
- Brief cover letter
- Links to any social media profiles
- Any links to relevant content (writing samples, social media campaigns, slideshows or video)
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Houston, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.