Audience Engagement Editor

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts

Date PostedJanuary 31, 2019
IndustryMagazines / Publishing
Job StatusNot Specified
SalaryNot Specified

Audience Engagement Editor - Knight Science Journalism Program

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Cambridge, MA 


Undark magazine, a non- profit, editorially independent digital magazine underwritten by the Knight Science Journalism Program, seeks an Audience Engagement Editor to maintain, nurture and grow its audience, social media presence, and a roster of partner publications in consultation with its editor-in-chief. Responsibilities include monitoring, interpreting, and reporting on website and social media traffic analytics in order to improve promotions and expand readership; conceiving and developing pre-publication marketing campaigns for select Undark projects, principally through the identification and cultivation of relationships with online, print, television, and radio editors, producers, and bookers; designing and implementing external email communications, including a weekly newsletter; collecting, tracking, and maintaining a database/spreadsheet of all relevant journalism awards/competitions/contests; working with Knight Science Journalism’s (KSJ) director, associate director, and program administrator to promote the profile of the KSJ program through various marketing channels; working with KSJ's program administrator to help plan, promote, and orchestrate KSJ and Undark-branded live events; maintaining annual budget; and performing other duties as directed.



  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • At least 5 years’ directly-related work experience creating marketing and communications content across all media (web, social media, email, print).
  • Knowledge of all paid promotional mechanisms relevant to major social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.).
  • Experience with digital content management systems, principally WordPress.
  • Proficiency with Google Analytics, Microsoft and Adobe software tools, and web-based collaboration systems including Slack.
  • Strong analytical, communication, and project management skills.
  • Willingness to work in a flexible, small, team-oriented environment.
  • Working knowledge of basic website coding protocols (e.g., HTML, CSS) desirable, as is experience in a journalistic publishing environment.
  • Experience contributing to the creation of digital and print graphics content and overseeing the production of image-based and graphic materials preferred.


Interested candidates may apply online at Please reference job number 17045 and indicate where you saw this posting. 


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

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