Audience Engagement Editor

Posted On: September 7, 2021

Journalism Job

Media Organization: The New York Daily News

Company Description

The New York Daily News is a daily local newspaper and digital enterprise in NYC. It is a sister company to Tribune Publishing. NY Daily News was established in 1919.

Job Description

The New York Daily News seeks a skilled, flexible, dynamic and can-do Audience Development, Content Editor to join its audience team to help drive growth across several growth platforms.

This editor will be a key component on critical jobs for the team, helping to run the Daily News homepage, social media accounts, multiplatform news alerts, analytics, email newsletters, CMS / site / platform and technical troubleshooting, newsroom digital best practice implementation, special section, promotion and other channel work critical to audience development.

Some early mornings or late nights, weekend and holiday shifts will be required. Preferences will be considered. Flexible availability as needed at times is helpful.

The Editor will learn and grow his/her digital strategy skills and acumen, as well as contribute to business decisions and insights for Daily News growth platforms.

The job will also involve working on strategic growth initiatives, and training others in the newsroom. As a member of the Daily News audience development team, you will learn growth strategies, tools and products at a historic print and digital brand, and across Tribune Publishing.

The ideal candidate will be creative, collaborative, detail-oriented and comfortable working in a fast-paced newsroom. You will also be reliable, working on a small team covering vast shifts, digitally savvy, and flexible.

Execute quick news judgment, skilled technical, strategic writing skills for breaking and featured news
Enforce strong copy and content editing skills in AP, Daily News style, best practices for headlines
Edit the Daily News homepage: Which content will be placed and how that content will be promoted
Post high volume of stories, galleries and other news content on social media and all digital platforms
Craft high-conversion newsletters and breaking news alerts
Assist in development audience development strategy: social, digital, platform, search and content
Work some nights, weekend and holiday shifts as needed

At least 2 years of experience with news and digital publishing
Extensive headline-writing experience for all platforms
Experience programming a news site homepage and social media accounts.
Social media savvy with demonstrated experience, especially with Facebook and Twitter. A plus if proficient or insightful on Reddit, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok strategy.
Experience and interest with additional audience development strategies.
Considerable experience with analytics tools and social media metrics.
Reporting or editing experience, solid news judgement in both the local and national sphere.
Knowledge of web tools, CMS systems and technical platforms. Ability to troubleshoot a plus.
Knowledge of a broad base of news topics, including New York news. Tabloid experience or understanding a plus.

To Apply

Very early stage right now. Serious inquiries can contact the hiring manager via social media. Open DMs

Please send a note of relevant experience, resume and links to your portfolio, LinkedIn and your best social to Janie Ho on Facebook (, LinkedIn (, or on Twitter (