The Tyler Morning Telegraph is seeking a Digital Editor who is driven to provide the latest news and information to readers across all platforms in our competitive market.
The successful candidate will be a team player who works cooperatively, can write creative posts on social media and engage with online readers.
Experience making editorial decisions for homepage placement of content and in scheduling social media posts based on analytics is a must. In addition, the qualified candidate should have a strong understanding of the types of content our audiences consume, the ability to quickly and accurately write breaking news, and strong editing skills.
Applicants should have a broad working knowledge of news, cultural and sports topics and how they rank in newsworthiness and importance.
Specific responsibilities include:
Manage digital content for websites and mobile sites. This includes posting content, adjusting display of content, producing content, writing headlines and adding enhancements to stories.
Work with reporters, editors and photographers to coordinate digital coverage for long-term and daily projects.
Plan distribution of content in available channels including newsletters, email alerts and web section fronts.
Use social media as a traffic driver for our content and to build interaction among fans and followers.
Consider and respond to relevant story pitches submitted through email, print and social media.
Study social media, other publications and institutions to find trending stories and topics to aggregate or refer to reporters.
Be available for night and weekend duty when needed.
At least two years experience at daily newspaper or digital news site
College degree or equivalent experience
Strong knowledge of Search Engine Optimization and AP style
Deep understanding and focus on web analytics using tools such as Google Analytics
Knowledge of digital storytelling tools such as timelines, maps, crowdsourcing, etc.
An understanding of CMS such as Blox
Excellent editing skills, including headline writing
About Tyler Morning Telegraph
The Tyler Morning Telegraph is a part of M. Roberts Media, a growing family-owned group of six newspapers, five digital agencies and eight magazines that serve 15 Texas counties.