Social Media & Promotions Assistant/Editorial (Assistant Account Executive)

Posted On: April 5, 2011

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: FRONTLINE

Company Description

PBS's flagship public affairs series FRONTLINE -- the longest-running investigative documentary series on American television -- is expanding to a year-round broadcast schedule, with more long-form documentaries, more web-exclusive reports, and new magazine-format programs that fully explore and illuminate the critical issues of our times. Hailed upon its debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE has earned every major award in broadcast journalism. In 1995, the series pioneered one of the earliest websites for television; and today, remains one of PBS's most popular general-audience sites with 97 full-length documentaries available for viewing online.

Job Description

Opportunity knocks! FRONTLINE is seeking a talented digital journalist to assist its newly merged web editorial and promotions teams. This position provides critical administrative support to the marketing communications department --which oversees all publicity, advertising, social media and community outreach for the series -- while playing an active role in FRONTLINE's online engagement initiatives. Daily responsibilities include developing content for the series' social media pages and feeds, including Twitter and Facebook; participating in editorial discussions around website content and companion online engagement initiatives; monitoring press coverage and compiling clip reports; managing the series' media contacts database; coordinating preview DVD mailings for upcoming broadcasts; assisting with event logistics and booking travel arrangements; and completing other general office duties as assigned. Opportunity for advancement. Responsible for supporting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and interacting in a way that is free from discrimination, intolerance or harassment. Requirements Overview: A bachelors degree in journalism, English or communications is required, advanced journalism degree extremely desirable; 2 – 3 years of online journalism experience or multi-media production preferred. The ideal candidate is passionate about news and public affairs; social media and web savvy; detail oriented and extremely well organized; and energized by a fast-paced environment that rewards innovation and hard work. Top-notch writing, editing, proofreading and verbal communications skills are essential. Ability to work collaboratively, to juggle multiple tasks, and, with direction, prioritize effectively under tight deadlines. References and a relevant portfolio of work will be requested for an interview.

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