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 develops and executes creative editorial and social media strategies designed to promote the Foundation, its fellowships, and journalism across all platforms while also managing and maintaining the Nieman Foundation websites. 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 and sustained presence on social and mobile platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and emerging platforms where Nieman can be most effective. The Digital and Audience Engagement Editor is the primary liaison between Nieman and Harvard's IT department and external partners (designers, developers, etc).
Duties and Responsibilities
Manage and maintain the websites and CMS for Nieman sites, 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 to develop and implement effective and creative editorial, 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
Develop, implement and share best practices related to digital strategies and projects
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.
Write and proofread headlines/decks, captions, teasers and other copy
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:
Minimum of 7 years audience/social media, journalism or communications experience
Demonstrated experience with a variety of communication platforms and tools, including print, multimedia, digital, mobile and social
Strong project management skills
Ability to work independently while establishing strong, collaborative team relationships
Flexibility to work occasional extra hours, including evenings and weekends
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.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 50578BR
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