Digital Editor

The Taos News, TAOS, New Mexico

Date PostedMarch 12, 2019
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
Salary$30,000 to $35,000
Websitehttp://www.taosnews.com
Description:


The Taos News is seeking a Digital Editor to join our team. The successful candidate will assist in the production of written and multimedia content for taosnews.com and discovertaos.com.

As a key member of our management team you will be responsible for gathering news updates from reporters, teasing and pushing alerts, implementing engagement features, managing social media and managing the homepage. Working in a fast paced, technology driven environment, often on several projects simultaneously, requires this person to be a strong multi-tasker, with exceptional communication skills. Someone with determination, a keen eye for detail, a firm grasp of the English language and the ability to meet tight deadlines is essential.

We are looking for a candidate who possess strong news judgment, copy editing skills, familiarity with content management systems and a strong knowledge of how to reach out to a large audience on social media. Above all we are looking for a driven, creative candidate who works well under pressure and has a passion for the future of digital journalism. Must be flexible and able to work a variety of shifts including days, nights, weekends, and holidays.  Also, the candidate will be working closely with the ad department with web ad reporting and various social media and reader engagement contests.

  • Customer service for digital subscribers and work closely with our website provider with any issues that may come up.
  • Test links, click through site navigation and articles.
  • Editing, posting and creating web-based content from materials gathered by photographers and reporters.
  • Work closely with editor on positioning “top stories” for the website.
  • Keep Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social platforms updated throughout the day.
  • Monitor comments on social media.
  • Daily newsletter publishing. Create daily newsletter emails, monitor newsletter ads and add email subscribers to our lists.
  • Upload special sections in CMS, e-edition and ISSUU.com.
  • Web ad reporting. Run weekly ad web ad impression reports from our websites, send Facebook and Google stats to advertisers.
  • Analytics reporting. Website analytics, track digital subscribers and social media audience.
  •  Monitor and handle the backend for the annual Best of Taos contest and various state and national contest entries.

BENEFITS:

Health, dental, vision and life insurance after three months; paid vacation; 401K; and subsidized spa membership. Other amenities include a great work environment; outdoor recreation; a lively arts and entertainment scene; and a multi-cultural community.
 
Come live, work and play in one of New Mexico’s most beautiful cities with a thriving arts community and unlimited outdoor recreation opportunities. To apply, email a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Chris Baker, Publisher, publish@taosnews.com.

 


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