Audience Engagement Editor (Washington, D.C.)

Los Angeles Times, Washington, District of Columbia

Date PostedJanuary 09, 2019
IndustryDigital Media
SpecialtyPolitics
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNegotiable
Websitehttp://www.latimes.com
Description:

The Los Angeles Times is looking to hire an audience engagement editor to help us cover the federal government and the 2020 campaign from our Washington bureau.

We’re searching for a multimedia journalist who is a self-starter and is passionate about helping our political journalism reach its largest possible audience. You will be part of the digital transformation of our newsroom and a reorientation of The Times around our most important mission: serving our readers. 

If you join us, you will:

  • Be part of a dynamic, energetic, inclusive and inspiring team of journalists covering the Trump administration, Congress and candidates for federal office
  • Work across platforms – including Facebook, Twitter, Apple News, Microsoft News, Pocket, Flipboard, SmartNews, Reddit, Google News, YouTube, chat apps and newsletters – to help our audience discover and engage with our content
  • Collaborate with data analysts to understand our audience and its needs, and with product developers, interactive news designers and UX designers working to improve the digital experience of The Times
  • Help set a coverage agenda that aims to inspire and inform readers in America’s most populous and influential state
  • Interact and engage with our readers

Qualifications:

  • Passion about the news and its role in serving our democracy
  • Optimism about the changes sweeping through the news industry
  • Versatility in working across words, images, video and even code
  • An ethical and inclusive approach in the workplace
  • At least five years of experience managing social media platforms for a news organization or media brand
  • A nuanced understanding of audience data and analytics and a track record of using data to make decisions

This position is classified as Multiplatform Editor-Audience within the Los Angeles Times Guild and is based in our Washington, D.C., bureau. Occasional night and weekend work is required.

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and applicable work samples to Washington bureau chief David Lauter, politics editor Millie Quan and director of audience engagement Samantha Melbourneweaver at editjobs@latimes.com.


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