Audience Engagement Editor

Places Journal

San Francisco, California

Date Posted January 05, 2022
Industry Nonprofit
Specialty Other
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Places Journal Is Seeking an Audience Engagement Editor

Places Journal is seeking an Audience Engagement Editor who will play a key role in shaping and expanding the public presence of the journal, and in maintaining and strengthening our engagement with readers, authors, project collaborators, institutional partners, and other supporters.

The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of internet culture and social media and a keen interest in digital publishing and public scholarship. The position bridges communications and editorial responsibilities and requires superb writing skills and high digital literacy combined with an analytical approach and a perfectionist’s eye for detail. Reporting to the Editor/Executive Director, the Audience Engagement Editor will:

The Audience Engagement Editor will be a self-motivated professional with proven strengths in strategic communications and editorial thinking. They will benefit from experience in online publishing, academic environments, social media management, and web analytics. Excellent organizational and time management skills are essential, as is experience with content management systems and HTML (Wordpress) and high proficiency in various office, publishing, and marketing tools, including Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop), Microsoft Office (Excel, Word), MailChimp, and Google Workspace and Google Analytics. Interest in the design disciplines and nonprofit and academic publishing is desirable.

This is a full-time staff position with benefits; the salary range is $55,000 to $65,000, depending on experience. We work from home on a regular weekly schedule, and participate in weekly in-person meetings in San Francisco (depending on pandemic restrictions); this is a Bay Area job. Places Journal is committed to diversity and welcomes people from all backgrounds to apply.

About Places

Places is a leading journal of public scholarship on architecture, landscape, and urbanism, with an extensive worldwide readership. We publish writers, designers, and artists who are responding to the profound ecological and social challenges of our time, with the goal of promoting equitable cities and sustainable landscapes. Founded in 1983 by faculty at Berkeley and MIT, Places has been online and free since 2009, and is now supported by a network of universities on five continents. Produced by a small and collegial team of editors based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Places is enjoying a period of vigorous growth and is eager to maintain momentum.

To Apply

Apply via email to Include a cover letter, resumé, and one to three writing samples, editorial or professional. In the subject line, write “Audience Engagement Editor: [Your Name].”

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