The Washington Post is seeking a social media editor to help our newsroom leverage social tools and technology to create new forms of digital journalism. This producer will be a part of The Washington Post's engagement team and will work closely with bloggers, reporters and editors across the newsroom. This person should be able to spot the conversation starter in every story and help build as well as lead a conversation around our journalism when needed, with a credible, conversational blogging voice. This person should also understand how to leverage social networks to enhance the reporting process.
A steward of the brand, the social media producer helps grow our audience across social networks, connecting readers with our content and engaging them in conversation. This position requires extensive experience using analytics to track audience growth and engagement across social platforms. We will also rely on this person to help manage relationships with major social media companies. The ability to work independently, effectively and with others inside and outside the company is a must. The best candidates will know how to take initiative and oversee projects that are both immediate and long-term.
Our social media team is an energetic and forward-thinking team that encourages experimentation. We integrate cutting-edge social functionality, often in partnership with companies like Facebook and Twitter, on platforms including browser clients, iOS and Android. Our work is challenging and rewarding, and our success is measured by the millions of readers we serve. The social media editor will have the opportunity to creatively brainstorm all types of newsroom projects, from daily stories to long-term enterprise packages.
Are you the perfect person for this job? We want to hear about how you'd use social tools across Washington Post platforms to tell stories and engage new readers. Interested candidates should send cover letters and resumes to Amanda Zamora and Katharine Zaleski.