Start date: asap
UK-based social media editor wanted full-time to engage with and grow audiences for a young company publishing websites on international affairs: www.worldreview.info and www.geopolitical-info.com This is a fascinating and challenging position for anyone with relevant experience who is really interested in what's happening around the world.
Who you are:
Someone who has a really, keen interest in international affairs. This job would be hellish if you didn't want to keep up with what's happening between Russia and Ukraine, how ISIS is gaining a stranglehold over the Middle East, the power of energy (oil and gas and renewables) as a world resource, the economy and growth of China, India, and politics and economics of the EU and South America, for example.
You must be able to work under pressure, be a self-starter, driven to keep finding, engaging with, and retaining new audiences.
It is crucial you have an understanding of audience development – identifying potential new readers and linking with them.
You will have knowledge and experience of how social media platforms are used to develop online communities, encourage user engagement, and are used as a promotional tool. You will have an editorial background with excellent research skills, attention to detail, experience of writing press releases, and an insatiable interest in current affairs and international news.
You need to be a team player and have the ability to show initiative, think on your feet and have a sense of humour.
You are a key member of our team.
You will be in charge of the day-to-day running of the social media platforms driving a niche subject to a global audience.
You will be part of our team of 15 who all work remotely (but keep in touch throughout the day via email, mobile and Skype).
Our UK team meet up for occasional socials.
We work with some 50 authors worldwide - all specialists (academics, politicians, ambassadors, advisors to the UN/IMF etc) in their subject areas: energy, defence & security, economics, and politics.
We carry, on the free-access World Review site, videos which you will commission with our authors, interview via Skype and edit in iMovie or similar.
Newsletters are sent out daily for both sites and you are in charge of that.
You will understand how to analyse audience figures using Google Analytics and will pull together weekly reports on our websites' performance.
You will have a free hand to come up with initiatives to increase our database of readers and find and engage with new audiences to drive our brand further.
To start with, you will work alongside our social media editor . But she is due to go on maternity leave in mid-December 2014. So the responsibility will then be on your shoulders.
This is a challenging but exciting and rewarding position offering a great deal of responsibility, opportunities for personal development, and the chance to gain a huge amount of experience in the social media field of digital journalism.
Basic hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, but the nature of the job means ‘out-of-hours’ work is expected from time to time.
Start date: asap.
Salary: Depending on experience.
How to apply
Please apply with your CV and covering letter explaining why you are the best candidate for this role by clicking the "apply online" button below
Application deadline Friday 26 September 2014
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