The Intercept is an award-winning news organization dedicated to holding the powerful accountable through fearless, adversarial journalism. Its in-depth investigations and unflinching analysis focus on politics, war, surveillance, corruption, the environment, technology, criminal justice, the media, and more. The Intercept gives its journalists the editorial freedom and legal support they need to expose corruption and injustice wherever they find it.
The Intercept is looking for an Audience Engagement Editor to develop our digital strategy across platforms, including expanding and deepening our relationship with our audience. The ideal candidate is an experienced journalist who is passionate about the mission of The Intercept, eager to experiment on social and mobile platforms, and work on initiatives to build our membership program.
Lead the audience engagement team, which promotes The Intercept’s journalism on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Apple News, and other platforms
Oversee editing and production of The Intercept’s weekly newsletter and various email campaigns
Partner with revenue team to help build and grow our membership program
Collaborate with video and design teams to develop engaging visual storytelling across platforms
Work with Communications Director and editorial and revenue teams to plan and execute live events that deepen our relationship with our audience
Identify and test new strategies for building our presence on emerging social and mobile platforms
Train editors on best practices for search engine optimization, interpreting analytics, and sharing our journalism on social media
Use analytics to make informed decisions about developing a loyal audience, including effective tactics for converting casual readers to members
7+ years of work experience, including 5+ years in digital journalism
Experience running the social media presence of a news organization or other branded account
Established presence on Twitter, Facebook, and at least two other social networks
Knowledge of SEO best practices and analytics tools, such as Parse.ly, Chartbeat, Google Analytics, and/or CrowdTangle
Well-organized, hardworking, and able to simultaneously manage multiple stories and projects in a fast-moving news environment
Knowledge of AP style, impeccable grammar and copy editing skills
Excellent news judgment and commitment to the highest standards of journalism
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer--people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; we are committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.