Engagement Editor

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Washington, District of Columbia

Date Posted August 09, 2019
Industry Newspapers / Wires, Digital Media
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable
Website http://www.chronicle.com

Description:

The nation’s largest newsroom dedicated to covering colleges and universities, The Chronicle of Higher Education produces vital journalism that drives national conversations about a sector at the heart of the American experiment. For more than 50 years, readers invested in the academic experience have turned to us for unrivaled insight into how higher education works and why it matters. The values of those readers — thoughtful, engaged, and passionate — are also the values of our company. We believe in the power of expert, morally urgent journalism. And we believe in the importance of taking innovative steps to expand the audience for, and the impact of, our award-winning work.

The Chronicle of Higher Education seeks a creative and enthusiastic Engagement Editor to join our growing editorial audience team, which is focused on expanding the reach and deepening the impact of our journalism, our digital products, and our subscription business.

The right candidate will play a key role in driving our digital audience strategy, by finding and capitalizing on opportunities to bring in new readers, to build loyalty among current ones, and to create value for subscribers.

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Who you are:

The Chronicle is independently owned and based in Washington, D.C. Our pay is commensurate with experience, our benefits are among the best in the business, and our newsroom is recognized widely for its collegiality and commitment to the value and craft of journalism.

If you’re interested in learning more, send an email to candidates@chronicle.com to introduce yourself. To that message, please attach your résumé and short descriptions of two audience-oriented projects you’ve worked on and are especially proud of. For each one, explain in a few paragraphs how the idea came about, what you contributed, and what you learned.

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