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Company: The Day Publishing Company
Position:
Interactive Editor
Location:
Connecticut
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
February 19, 2013
Job ID: 1191577

Description:

The Day, an award-winning independent daily newspaper in southeastern Connecticut (circulation 28,000 daily, 32,000 Sunday) is seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated and news-savvy Interactive Editor.  This key person will be responsible for growing our online audience and fostering interactivity through social media components and new technology. The interactive editor will produce and edit video projects (both live stream and stories), an expanding  component of our new media content. 

The interactive editor will coordinate social media efforts, including growing our audience on social platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, and developing creative strategies to reach these growing markets. The editor will execute the company’s interactive strategy, which includes blogging, interacting with readers via comments and forums, coordinating live web chats, producing live stream events and posting daily polls. The editor will develop and run contests which promote reader submissions and interactivity.

Candidates should be familiar with and able to produce and edit multimedia content, including photo galleries, maps and data-driven projects. This includes experience shooting, editing and posting web video, using Final Cut Pro.

The interactive editor will also work closely with the interactive team on improving the website through technology innovations, developing new features and reshaping our mobile strategy.

 Job responsibilities and skills required for the position:

•           Good news judgment in print and visuals to maintain a vibrant day.com

•           Flexibility in hours and desire to cover breaking and feature stories as a videographer

•           Track record with social media promotion and outreach

•           Live-stream event production experience

•           Encourages reader-generated content and increases the quantity of reader news, photos and calendar event inclusions

•           Collaborative editor, who brings ideas to daily news meetings and web discussions.

•           Basic coding experience to enhance web functionality

•           Website design skills

•           Teaching ability to bring newsroom colleagues up-to-speed with posting content and social media promotion techniques

Interested candidates should mail, fax or e-mail their resume, cover letter and examples illustrating one’s best work. to The Day Publishing Company, Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 1231, New London, CT  06320  Fax:  860/443-6322, E-mail:  humanresources@theday.com.  Please describe the role played in all work submitted.  DVDs or urls are accepted.

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