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Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

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.

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.

Requirements

- Two years experience working for the online arm of a news outlet.

Please Send to Editor Margaret Downing at HP-web-editor@voicemediagroup.com:

- Brief cover letter

- Resume

- Links to any social media profiles

- Any links to relevant content (writing samples, social media campaigns, slideshows or video)

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

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