The Digital Content Editor will work directly under the Editor/and or Director of Digital Content Strategy to develop, define, and maintain the publication’s digital presence, quality, and consistency across a variety of platforms, including blogs, feature stories, slideshows, event listings, social media posts, e-newsletters, etc, with special attention given to driving increased traffic and brand visibility. Responsibilities will include editing, creating content, analyzing data and responding appropriately, overseeing publication’s social media presence. This role will oversee a diverse team of staff, interns, and freelance contributors. A successful Digital Content Editor will combine their tech savvy with a passion to create and share meaningful material.
The ideal candidate is someone who lives and breathes online news and relishes the idea of connecting readers with MT content — someone who can spot the Detroit angle in the latest national news, and also realize that the viral story du jour is a hoax, ripe for debunking. We want someone who can write tweets that will actually compel people to read stories about, say, public policy. And, ideally, we want someone who finds all that fun.
This is a full-time position with benefits. The ideal candidate will have a year or two of journalism or professional social media experience. Good organizational skills are a must, as are basic math skills.