Reporting to the Deputy Curator, the Digital and Audience Engagement Editor is responsible for enhancing and maintaining the Nieman Foundation’s profile online, ensuring that its fellowship opportunities, journalism, events, and other initiatives achieve greater impact on campus, nationally, and internationally. The Digital and Audience Engagement Editor manages and maintains the websites of the Nieman Foundation and develops and implements digital strategies to promote the Foundation, its fellowships, and journalism across all platforms. Working with Nieman colleagues, current fellows and alumni of the fellowship program, the Digital and Audience Engagement Editor leads initiatives to deepen Foundation relationships with existing audiences and reach new audiences through a lively, robust presence on social and mobile platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and emerging platforms.
Duties and Responsibilities
Manage and maintain the websites and CMS for Nieman Reports, Nieman Storyboard, and the Nieman Foundation, including posting and updating content, troubleshooting, and working with third-party designers, developers and vendors
Monitor, analyze and report on analytics for all Nieman’s websites, digital communications and social media platforms and use these metrics/analytics to develop and implement effective social and audience engagement strategies for all Nieman sites
Ensure Nieman maintains a regular, lively and relevant presence on all appropriate social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and emerging platforms
Video/audio record and photograph Nieman events and edit/post the files to Nieman sites and social media platforms, to ensure that Foundation events reach broader audiences
Format and manage Nieman’s weekly and monthly newsletters and various email campaigns and event invitations
Create and manage online registration and payment processes for Nieman events and the administration and application processes for Nieman awards
Design digital and print marketing materials, including posters, signs, event programs, slide presentations, newsletters, annual reports, and online and print advertising
Share best practices for search engine optimization and analytics with Nieman colleagues
Support Nieman staff and fellows with their technology and digital needs (e.g., presentations, how to navigate Harvard, MIT, and Tufts course catalogs, trouble shooting, etc.) and serve as a liaison with Harvard’s IT department
Write and proofread headlines/decks, captions, teasers and other copy
Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:
Bachelor’s degree is required. Minimum of 5 years audience/social media and journalism experience required.
Proficiency in WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign), Word, Excel, HTML, and CSS.Proficiency in social analytics/metrics (Google Analytics, Google Adwords, Google Tag Manager, Facebook Insights, Twitter Analytics, Chartbeat, CrowdTangle) and SEO.
Proficiency in digital video and photography shooting and editing.
Working knowledge of digital graphic design.
Excellent written communication and organizational skills and commitment to the highest standards of journalistic accuracy and ethics.
EEO Statement: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 358057
About Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard
The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard educates leaders in journalism and elevates the standards of the profession through special programs that convene scholars and experts in all fields. More than 1,600 journalists from 98 countries have been awarded Nieman Fellowships since 1938. The foundation’s other initiatives include Nieman Reports, a quarterly print and online magazine that covers thought leadership in journalism; Nieman Lab, a website that reports on the future of news, innovation and best practices in the digital media age; and Nieman Storyboard, a website that showcases exceptional narrative journalism and explores the future of nonfiction storytelling.