The Examination is seeking a savvy and enterprising digital journalist to creatively shape how our stories are delivered across platforms. The digital editor will oversee and manage the creation of digital content, products and social media, ensuring that everything we publish is optimized for user experience, performance and distribution.
We’re looking for someone who is passionate about online storytelling, digital strategy and meeting audiences where they are, with an eye for design and excellent attention to detail. They should be enthusiastic about compelling visual and multimedia possibilities in journalism, and stay up-to-date about best practices and trends in news products and digital production. This person needs to be a collaborative team player who can effectively communicate across a remote work environment and between partner news organizations.
Tasks will include
Manage and produce stories in The Examination’s CMS, overseeing layout decisions and maintaining digital standards and consistency on our website.
Work closely with reporters and editors to develop visuals best suited for each story by selecting wire images, creating charts, determining and steering assignments for original photography, illustrations, video, and interactive news products as needed.
Help manage and produce email newsletter and maintain an engaging and curated presence on social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and emerging platforms.
Ensure that headlines, decks, captions, and other online and promotional display copy are written and reviewed in a timely manner to meet editorial standards and SEO best practices.
Coordinate the development and sharing of multimedia assets between partnering international news organizations.
Work closely with The Examination’s development team to ensure online fundraising strategies are smoothly implemented on and off-platform.
Excellent news judgment with a global outlook; investigative or beat-specific journalism experience is a plus
Newsroom experience and skills in digital news production, including working in a CMS, familiarity with HTML and CSS, and an understanding of SEO practices
Experience managing and producing social media and/or newsletter content
Familiarity with multimedia production, including images, audio and video, as well as an understanding of user experience and basic design principles
Strong writing and copy-editing skills, including familiarity with AP style
Experience with analytics and reporting tools and an ability to parse and communicate key metrics is desired
Familiarity or experience working with Mailchimp, Adobe Creative Cloud, Datawrapper, Observable notebooks, Figma and other online design and development tools is preferred
Language skills are a plus
Pay and benefits
The estimated salary range for this position is $65,000 to $85,000. The final figure will take into account experience, achievements and location.
The Examination is a fully remote newsroom with excellent health and retirement benefits, a generous vacation and paid leave policy and a commitment to invest in the careers of the journalists on our staff.
We are an equal opportunity employer and have zero tolerance for discrimination or harassment of any kind. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age or any other status protected under applicable law.
People of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, LGBTQ+ people and those with experiences in the communities we cover are strongly encouraged to apply.
This job is envisioned as a United States-based position, but if you live elsewhere in the world and feel you are otherwise well-qualified, we welcome you to apply. Please note that the terms of engagement may change depending on the country of residence.
How to apply
To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit a resumé and a short cover letter telling us why you’re the right candidate for this job.