Posted On: June 9, 2022
Media Organization: Bronx Times (Schneps Media)
Founded independently, the Bronx Times is now part of the Schneps Media family, the largest growing network of print, digital and video platforms in the New York region.
If you’re not familiar with us, here’s what you’ve been missing:
-The Bronx Times was honored in April with seven awards, five for editorial prowess, at the New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest – a gathering of hundreds of digital and print media publications from throughout the state.
-We were recently credited in the New York Times for our coverage of a devastating fire in the Fordham Heights section of the Bronx that killed 17, including eight children – the deadliest fire in NYC in more than 30 years
The award-winning Bronx Times, publishers of the Bronx Times and Bronx Times Reporter weekly newspapers, and bxtimes.com daily website, is seeking an innovative digital editor with reporting experience and an ability to think big to join its new energetic staff in the midst of an editorial transformation underway since mid-2021.
Our vision for the position is a hybrid one blending some editor functions with the opportunity for writing and reporting – breaking news, crime reporting, spot beat coverage or the occasional snapshot profile. If you have an ability to multitask and strong organizational skills, we want you.
The focus of responsibilities will consist of website management, some copyediting, organizing our daily newsletter and monitoring the internet and social media for breaking news.
Additional duties will include managing aspects of our social media portfolio such as scheduling of posts, researching best practices, responding to inquiries and helping to author some social media content.
Those with experience in WordPress, SEO and Google Analytics are encouraged to apply.
The right candidate should also be detail-oriented with an eye toward proper grammar and punctuation, and familiar with Associated Press style copy. Candidates fluent in Spanish with a working knowledge of the Bronx will be strongly considered.
Send an email to Christian Falcone (Cfalcone@schnepsmedia.com) explaining what makes you the hands-down best applicant for this position and why you’re interested in covering the Bronx specifically, along with a resume and writing samples.