|Date Posted||November 03, 2021|
|Salary||TBD - Based on the candidates exerience|
Position: Newsletter Writer/Engagement Editor
Reports to: Editorial Director
Position overview and background
Jacksonville Today, a digital news platform from WJCT Public Media, seeks a journalist to head up the local newsletter for Northeast Florida. Here’s what our subscribers say: “Thank you so much for this opportunity to focus on our hometown news. It’s a terrific way to keep our eyes on what affects us daily and not be so distracted by what doesn’t!” Readers should feel like they know everything they need to know about local and state events, politics, and cultural happenings to start their day.
The ideal candidate is an insatiable local newshound (you probably can’t go more than five hours without checking Twitter) who relishes the chance to speak directly with thousands of eager readers each morning.
Launched in October 2021 and growing quickly, the newsletter is a key product in WJCT’s plan to significantly expand innovative journalism in our regional market. It is also part of our digital strategy to engage our audience and ultimately convert them into supporters of their local public media organization.
The Newsletter Editor/Engagement Editor will also help increase audience engagement beyond the newsletter, through tools such as Hearken. Working with the Editorial Director and others, the Newsletter Editor/Engagement Editor will be responsible for day-to-day management of these initiatives.
Skills and Qualifications:
Note: All Candidates must submit a cover-letter with a current resume