|Date Posted||July 24, 2020|
|Industry||Digital Media, Newsletters|
|Job Status||Not Specified|
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Digital Content Manager
Working at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is a unique opportunity in a challenged industry. The culture, commitment and fortitude in our newsroom just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, and want to be part of the team working to help shape the future of local news media, then this opportunity may be for you.
The main component of this position is the lead curator/reporter for a newsletter intended for younger (22-35) Arkansans. The person in this role will build the product from the ground up and own it, using their voice to grow audience. They will curate content relevant to younger Arkansans as well as create new content to fill the gap of needs not being met. They will listen to the conversations of the young Arkansan community and use audience tools to position the newsletter for discovery, engagement and amplification. This person needs to be creative, willing to experiment and have the ability to write in an engaging, narrative tone.
We are looking for a journalist with the following skills:
• Willingness to collaborate across the newsroom
• A strong record of achievement in reporting/editing
• Experience in presentation through multiple platforms/social media
• Proficient in multimedia storytelling
• The ability to interpret and use audience analytics to build products and attract/nurture new readers
• A passion for creative storytelling
• An ability to curate and create content to facilitate a compelling, engaging
experience for a specific group
• Ability to interpret engagement data to tailor strategies to fit audience needs
- A B.A./B.S. degree
- At least 2 years of journalism experience, including editing
This is a professional fellowship. The position is grant-funded for a year with opportunities to grow at our company.
The person in this role will report to the senior online editor.
To apply, please send a resume, note of interest and 3-5 samples of your work to email@example.com with the subject line “Digital Content Manager application.” Your note of interest should include examples of email newsletters or products geared toward young readers that you admire and/or ideas you have for the newsletter product.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is privately owned and is the state’s primary source of daily journalism. It is an award-winning statewide newspaper that is succeeding in meeting the digital challenge.
Contact: Eliza Gaines, Managing Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Must provide company with “Proof of Insurance” with Arkansas Democrat-Gazette shown as “interested party.” Driving record must meet the requirements set in the “Personal Vehicles Used for Company Business” policy.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Lifting up to 25 pounds, from a level of 0 inches to a level of 36 inches Sitting up to 8 hours per day
Walking up to 2 hours per day on a variety of surfaces Standing up to 1 hour per day on a variety of surfaces Carrying up to 35 pounds, 10 feet, 5 times per day Pushing/Pulling up to 25 pounds
Twisting, kneeling, and bending, movements are required Finger and wrist dexterity are required
Position is routinely exposed to bright lights and/or glare.