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.
- Two years experience working for the online arm of a news outlet.
Please Send to Editor Margaret Downing at HPemail@example.com:
- Brief cover letter
- Links to any social media profiles
- Any links to relevant content (writing samples, social media campaigns, slideshows or video)
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