Digital Editor

Bloomberg BNA, Arlington, Virginia

Date PostedJanuary 09, 2019
SpecialtySpecial Projects
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

Join Bloomberg BNA’s busy digital news team, and help to share our journalism with the world. We’re growing professional audiences and raising the profile of our four brands: Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg Government, Bloomberg Tax and Bloomberg Environment.

You will help to manage the day-to-day social media presence by posting to and monitoring accounts. You should be familiar with all of the major social media platforms. You’ll work with editors to select dynamic photos and to write social-friendly language and search-friendly headlines. The digital editor must have strong writing skills and the ability to self-edit. You’ll work in a fast-paced environment in one of Washington’s largest newsrooms, where we respond quickly to breaking news.

The position requires teamwork and close collaboration with journalists based in newsrooms in Arlington, Va., and Washington, D.C., as well as reporters and editors in bureaus across the country. You’ll work with the reporters and editors to shape stories for maximum impact on all of our platforms by planning storytelling, packaging, engagement, and promotional strategies. You’ll collaborate with visual and multimedia journalists who can use their skills to tell help tell stories through data visualization, illustrations, videos and podcasts. You should have an understanding of social videos. You’ll also work with reporters and editors on best social practices.

You will need to monitor and react to real-time analytics. The digital editor should have an awareness of industry best practices and be able to spot digital trends.

You must be a self-starter who will proactively propose creative projects. You should be curious and have an enthusiasm for change. We’re looking for someone who can balance multiple short-term and long-term projects simultaneously.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to edit material under deadline pressure.
  • Ability to multitask across platforms.
  • Ability to work accurately and independently in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Organizational skills, with ability to juggle multiple stories across formats and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively with other staff members to develop their journalistic skills.
  • Understanding of major social platforms, tools and trends.
  • Knowledge of analytics tools.
  • Ability to use publishing tools and platforms and other technology effectively.
  • Proven ability to interact effectively with colleagues, sources, and others.
  • Editing and proofreading skills.
  • Working knowledge of federal and state legislative, regulatory, and judicial processes a plus.
  • Video production and editing skills, and Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator and other Adobe software experience a plus. 

    Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or equivalent experience. 

  • Minimum 2+ years’ journalism experience managing social media platforms for a news organization or editing experience in a digital newsroom.
  • Strong news judgment.

If this sounds like you, send a cover letter explaining why you’re right for the position, a resume that includes your professional social media handles, and links to social or engagement projects you’re proud of.

Bloomberg BNA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. Bloomberg BNA has adopted an Affirmative Action Program to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, genetic information, disabled veteran, veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era, or any other classification protected by law.


Job ads copyrighted by -- © 1998-2019