Deputy Editorial Director

Colorlines is a daily nonprofit website that analyzes news and culture through a racial justice lens. We are looking for a Deputy Editorial Director to bring their experience to a team that is looking to expand get busy in 2021. The position is remote; up to $92K; with excellent benefits (free healthcare; money for FSA; resources for professional development, etc.)If you want to devise and edit original, comprehensive stories that center BIPOC and LGBTQ+ folks (and any intersection thereof), shout us out!

Shopping/Commerce Writer

CR's Shopping Program aims to offer fun, useful, trustworthy, and well-reported shopping tips, trends and deals for millions of consumers to help make them better, more-empowered shoppers.
If you love finding and sharing insider shopping tips and expert product advice, you'll have the opportunity to work with a dedicated, high-energy team of CR's deal-hunters and data analysts, as well as product testers and experts throughout the organization. Everyone on CR's Shopping Team shares the same goal of making sure consumers get the best deals on products and services that perform well and will last.
You'll write regularly about shopping trends and deals, in addition to interacting with CR's members through social channels and through our membership platform to create service-driven content. You'll also work closely with our Shopping team to build out sources with retailers and ferret out shopping insights to surface through our multiple content properties.

Responsibilities

• Spot and surface shopping trends, track holiday sales, and regularly package up tactical consumer advice on how to shop smarter and always score the best deal.
• Create and publish regular deals content through various social channels, in coordination with CR's Social Media team.
• Develop shopping content experiences and interactive experiences for CR members involving personalized recommendations, amplified user feedback based on data and insight.
• Work with the Shopping team to leverage relationships with retailers in our affiliate program to obtain data about sales and deals as well as marketplace trends.

Qualifications

• You've earned a Bachelor's degree and have 3+ years of experience in reporting and writing for a digital media organization.
• You possess the ability to write clear, engaging copy on deadline.
• You have familiarity and facility with multiple social media platforms.
• You have knowledge of retail trends in the home and technology markets.
• Strong competitive instinct required.

 

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Project Manager

Production Manager, Futuro Unidad Hinojosa - Special Project
The Futuro Media Group
New York, NY

Futuro Media Group seeks a highly detailed, experienced Production Manager to join our team in creating a multimedia project for our special productions department, Futuro Unidad Hinojosa. This is a grant supported contract position that is estimated to begin mid-November and end by August or September of 2021.

We are looking for someone with excellent communication and organizational skills to help create systems, streamline workflow, manage budgets, partnerships and deliverables, and generally oversee the day-to-day operations of running the project. As we are a small shop, we are looking for a true team player: somebody who is capable of strategic thinking and planning, as well as someone who can roll up their sleeves and do project management-type tasks while working in conjunction with Futuro Media Group’s (FMG) administrative and finance team to ensure our goals are met and all internal departments are flowing in the same direction.

The production manager will be part of a leadership team for this special project reporting to the Senior Supervising Producer and Executive Producers.

The candidate should have extensive production knowledge for video and podcast series as well as web and digital production needs. We are looking for someone who is highly adept at being able to lay out a multi-layered production plan and who has the ability to help adjust schedules and budgets as the production progresses.
The start date for the position will be November 16.

 

Main Job Responsibilities:

Create and manage budgets and handle financial workflow for the project in consultation with the project senior management and FMG’s Finance team
Participate in upper-level decision-making on matters relating to the project.
Create and oversee the department's data management and media storage systems
Serve as liaison to development department helping to track and manage grant deliverables
Coordinate and report on project goals in concert with the Senior Supervising Producer and Executive Producers
Create production schedules and keep team on deadlines
Create and manage department reports
Assist in the representation of the project on inter-organizational projects/leadership meetings as needed
Coordinate meetings, processes and ensure deliverable schedules with outside production partners and vendors.
Schedule and create agendas for all department meetings
Manage department travel as needed
Create contracts with freelancers and content licensees

The ideal candidate will have:

Excellent organizational, communication and writing skills
Interest in and familiarity with issues surrounding solidarity, racial equity and intersectionality
Knowledge of public media and media in general
Passion for the work and mission of FMG
Proven sound editorial judgment
Familiarity with nonprofit grants and development
Flexibility and ability to anticipate problems and proactively seek solutions
Experience working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Good attitude about lending a hand as needed in the high workload environment of an ambitious media start-up

Researcher

Researcher, Futuro Unidad Hinojosa - Special Project
The Futuro Media Group
New York, NY

Futuro Media Group seeks a highly detailed, experienced Researcher to join our team in creating a multimedia project for our special productions department, Futuro Unidad Hinojosa. This is a grant supported contract position that is estimated to begin mid-November and end by August or September of 2021.

We are looking for someone with detailed research experience, clear communication and organization skills to produce and oversee all research related to a special multimedia project focused on issues of racial inequality in our communities.

The ideal candidate will possess a highly curious and tenacious quality. As we are a small shop, we are looking for a true team player: somebody who is capable of creative and critical thinking, an ability to see the “big picture” when planning, as well as someone who can roll up their sleeves and do all types of research-related tasks, including data, exploratory, descriptive and causal research while working in conjunction with the project’s production teams.

The Researcher for this special project will report to the Senior Supervising Producer and Executive Producers.

The candidate should have extensive experience in digital, archive, and person-to-person interview research to be used in the production of video and podcast series as well as web and digital production.

Main Job Responsibilities:

Ability to quickly and thoroughly compile research ‘books’ for use by the project’s Writer, Producers, Editors, etc. when requested
Extensive and thorough fact-checking experience
Write drafts and brief Producers/Writers on research
Identify and select suitable sources for archive footage, still pictures, and audio materials, within time and cost limits and be able to present all findings to the production team clearly, concisely, and coherently, both in writing and verbally
Identify, negotiate fees for, and conclude copyright clearances and legal issues relating to all brought in materials used on shoots, including archive materials, intellectual property, or music
Some experience writing press releases or digital copy
Participate in production discussions on matters relating to the project.
Create and oversee the growth of a research data-base for use in character development, facts, statistics, etc.
Coordinate research projects goals in concert with the Senior Supervising Producer and Executive Producers

The ideal candidate will have:

Booking and location scouting experience
Excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills
Interest in and familiarity with issues surrounding solidarity, racial equity, and intersectionality
Knowledge of public media and media in general
Passion for the work and mission of FMG
Proven sound editorial judgment
Familiarity with nonprofit grants and development
Flexibility and ability to anticipate problems and proactively seek solutions
Experience working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Good attitude about lending a hand as needed in the high workload environment of an ambitious media start-up

Social Media Editor

The Forward is seeking an experienced and creative social-media editor to drive social strategy across current and emerging digital platforms, amplify our award-winning journalism to deepen fan/follower engagement, and help us find new audiences for our work.

The successful applicant will value both the art and science of creating and maintaining a successful social growth and engagement strategy and practice. They will bring an appreciation of the vernaculars of various social platforms, and a curiosity and commitment around how best to create enthusiastic, deeply loyal fans, followers, and brand boosters. This role will bring the full sweep of Forward work—news, culture, opinion, archives, events—to both established communities and new readers.

We are committed to having a diverse staff, and we value connections across our communities.

Primary Responsibilities:

-Lead The Forward’s efforts across social media platforms — grow our social audience, test engagement strategies, design and optimize content for social, and lead paid social media campaigns
-Establish a consistent voice on The Forward’s social channels and write and publish unique copy for each social channel to reach target audiences
-Create protocols for staff to follow and manage the social-media calendar
-Set key performance indicators to measure success
-Step up engagement and regularly monitor trends, mentions, and conversations among followers
-Respond directly to followers by joining the conversation and inviting participation through polls, questions, and more
-Seek out established affinity audiences/groups and create avenues for new ones.
-Help increase our earned media presence

Desired Skills & Qualifications

-2+ years experience working on social campaigns for a brand
-A strong understanding of social media platforms and trends and a proven track record of scaling those platforms
-Excellent writing skills
-Strong visual, video and photo editing skills (Photoshop, Premiere or similar)
-Fluency in digital analytics software

News Director

The Forward seeks an experienced digital journalist to lead our daily report and maximize its impact across platforms by building and engaging audiences.

The News Director is a leadership/operations role created in February 2020 as part of The Forward’s transformation to an all-digital publication; it is part audience strategist, part assignment editor, the person who runs the day. This manager will work across our editorial team to program the Website, social accounts and newsletters; respond to news, search trends and social conversation in timely and distinctive ways; develop tailored audience plans for our signature journalism; and determine the cadence and content mix to engage and grow our readership.

We are looking for an innovative, flexible, self-starting and unflappable juggler with excellent news instincts, quick reflexes, strong technical skills, experience with analytics, dexterity with imperfect systems, and a sense of humor. We need someone adept at stretching resources and finding solutions, someone who brings calm to chaos, plays well with others, has audacious goals and the focused patience to pursue them step by step.

Yes, we want it all, and we prize diversity of background, experience and perspective, too. Knowledge of the Jewish community is a plus; commitment to independent journalism and civil discourse a must.

Founded in 1897 as a Yiddish, socialist daily broadsheet, The Forward is the nation’s oldest and leading Jewish news organization. We ended print publication in 2019, and have over the past year nearly doubled our overall audience to close to 3 million users in August, a third of them under 35; our newsletter list has meanwhile grown by 61% since March with no decline in open rate, and we have also added significant programming to engage views on Zoom, YouTube and Facebook Live.

The News Director directly manages interns and assigns staffers and freelancers to handle quick takes off the news as well as evergreen guides and service journalism. This editor will also supervise our new social-media editor, coordinate our partnerships with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Haaretz, and seek other co-publishing arrangements with Jewish and secular news outlets to enhance our report for readers.

Working closely with the Editor-in-Chief and other Forward executives, the News Director is responsible for understanding our audience and deepening its engagement with our journalism, and will be held accountable for setting our audience goals and adjusting our strategy through a process of testing and learning to meet them. That includes refining meaningful metrics about engagement; setting benchmarks for individual projects and overall performance; educating staff and stakeholders about these metrics and benchmarks; and reporting regularly on audience internally and externally.

The News Director reports directly to the Editor-in-Chief and will be the newsroom’s point person for working with product, tech and marketing teams on initiatives to enhance the user experience; deepen reader engagement; grow newsletter lists; raise revenue; and explore new platforms.

Other responsibilities include:
-Training staff on SEO and social best practices for headlines, URLs; workshopping headlines in real time
-Setting strategy for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, organic and paid campaigns
-Developing and maintaining relationships with Facebook, Apple News and other platforms (Smart News) to enhance our growth
-Monitoring analytics in real time to help editors seize opportunities
-Overseeing newsletter operations
-Directly engaging readers in shaping our journalism through call-outs
-Creating feature content that aims to leverage calendar, ie holidays real (Passover, Purim) or manufactured (National Bagel Day)
-Seizing opportunities to resurface evergreen content based on the news, social conversation or calendar
-Writing/editing as needed, especially rounding up social-media commentary, and creating photos/videos/graphics, especially for social accounts
-Producing stories as needed, including sourcing photographs, writing headlines and formatting things in CMS
-Troubleshooting issues on Forward.com and newsletters
-Project-managing new editorial initiatives and products

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Producer

Latino USA, a nationally broadcast hour-long radio program distributed by PRX, and weekly podcast hosted by Maria Hinojosa, is seeking a Producer for a full-time, permanent position to join our expanding and vibrant team of audio journalists.

Latino USA’s interviews and pieces cover subjects concerning Latinos nationwide with heavy focus on arts, cultural coverage, immigration, criminal justice, technology, human rights, labor, sexual and reproductive health coverage. For more information on the show, go to www.latinousa.org. The offices of Futuro Media Group, which produces Latino USA, are located in Harlem, New York City.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Producer will:

* Produce long-form, character-driven features and investigations for national radio;
* Generate ideas for coverage of the aforementioned topic areas (plus more) and bring well-developed pitches to the weekly editorial meeting;
* Work with reporters and partners to gather tape and interviews for the show;
* Travel as needed while working closely with host on special projects;
* Report on topics as assigned and produce first-person radio features as needed;
* Write, book, line produce, and edit host-led 2-ways;
* Brief the host prior to regular appearances on other broadcast outlets if needed;
* Write web content and social media as assigned;
* Help with general production tasks as needed.

Qualifications

* Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in journalism, communications, Latino studies, or a related field; or equivalent work experience.
* Two to five years of experience producing long-form or documentary radio or podcast reports.
* Experience writing and editing broadcast scripts for radio or television.
* Spanish language skills are a plus, but not required.
* A knack for developing relationships and sources.
* Significant experience with ProTools or similar digital audio editing platforms.
* Experience working with talent.
* Commitment to diverse coverage within and outside of the Latino community, in terms of sexual orientation, gender, and race.
* Ability to think thematically and integrate stories into the larger narrative of each week’s program.
* Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment in different stages of the production process.
* Ability to execute stories assigned by the editorial staff.
* Self-starter
* Ability to prioritize while working on different tasks
* Experience pitching story ideas and subsequently developing them.
* Attention to detail, great organizational skills, and capacity to complete projects in their entirety and on deadline.
* Teamwork ethic, great communication skills, and rock-solid reliability.

Editor

Latino USA, a nationally broadcast hour-long radio program distributed by PRX, and weekly podcast hosted by Maria Hinojosa, is seeking an Editor for a full-time, permanent position to join our expanding and vibrant team of audio journalists.

Latino USA’s interviews and pieces cover subjects concerning Latinos nationwide with heavy focus on arts, culture, immigration, criminal justice, technology, human rights, labor, sexual and reproductive health coverage. For more information on the show, go to www.latinousa.org. The offices of Futuro Media Group, which produces Latino USA, are located in Harlem, New York City.

We’re looking for someone to work as a story editor, both with freelance contributors and with our staff, to shape and refine their stories. The ideal candidate will have a knack for whipping stories into shape, recognizing what makes a good story in the first place, and working in a collaborative environment. They should play well with others and understand production enough to push producers to do their best while also having an impeccable taste and vision for story. Part of the job will be to help mentor producers into better storytellers, so a familiarity with the production process is a must. They should have a passion for telling Latino stories and working with voices that are rarely heard in the public media landscape.
We’re looking for someone to work as a story editor, both with freelance contributors and with our staff, to shape and refine their stories. The ideal candidate will have a knack for whipping stories into shape, recognizing what makes a good story in the first place, and working in a collaborative environment. They should play well with others and understand production enough to push producers to do their best while also having an impeccable taste and vision for story. Part of the job will be to help mentor producers into better storytellers, so a familiarity with the production process is a must. They should have a passion for telling Latino stories and working with voices that are rarely heard in the public media landscape.

Duties and responsibilities

Reporting to the Senior Editor with additional direction from the Senior Producer and the Production Manager, the Editor will:

* Work to shape and edit stories with in-house producers as well as with outside contributors to meet highest quality in journalistic values, content, tone and sound;
* Identify and work with collaborators from inside and outside the audio world, pitch collaborations to the Senior Editor, and edit with approved collaborators to bring stories home in the Latino USA style;
* Assist Senior Producer and Senior Editor with shaping long-term reporting projects;
* Edit audio as needed, including other Futuro properties if necessary;
* Write and edit weekly show scripts for interviews, intros, billboards and other show material as needed in consultation with Senior Editor and Senior Producer;
*Develop a stable of viable reporters for Latino USA; continue to build on a rolodex of Latino USA talent all over the country;
* Contribute to weekly planning of hour-long Latino USA shows;
* Generate ideas for coverage of the aforementioned topic areas (plus more) and bring well-developed pitches to the weekly editorial meeting;
* Fill in for Senior Producer as needed;
* Write and edit web content and social media posts as assigned;
* Supervise selected assignments from in-house and from outside contributors, including assigning stories, performing script and audio edits, and ensuring that contributors deliver all needed materials to production team in timely manner.

Qualifications

* Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in journalism, communications, Latino studies, or a related field, or comparable work experience;
* Narrative, long-form editing experience strongly preferred, 1-2 years experience working specifically as a radio editor a plus;
* Minimum 3-5 years of experience producing radio or podcasts with an emphasis on storytelling, character-driven audio OR a combination of print experience with at LEAST one year producing audio. We like radio that feels like movies for your ears;
* Experience writing and editing broadcast scripts for radio or television;
* Spanish language skills a strong plus, but not required;
* A knack for developing relationships and sources;
* Significant experience with ProTools or similar digital audio editing platforms;
* Experience working with talent;
* Commitment to diverse coverage within and outside of the Latino community, in terms of sexual orientation, gender, and race;
* Ability to think about sound design when conceptualizing a story;
* Excellent attention to detail is key;
* Excellent team player and thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Associate Editor

State 23 Media seeks a full-time associate editor at Maine magazine and Maine Home+Design. The ideal candidate will have two to three years of editorial, an interest in art, design, and culture, and a curiosity about the state of Maine. This person will oversee the magazines’ front-of-the-book departments and work with the rest of the editorial team to produce the magazines and their digital counterparts. Some of the front-of-the-book departments the associate editor would work on would include interviews with interesting Mainers, a monthly design news roundup, product sourcing, and travel guides. The candidate should be detail-oriented, deadline-driven, and a confident writer and proofreader.

Essential Duties:
-Work closely with the editorial team and freelancers to collaborate and produce the monthly magazines and associated content.
-Manage the front-of-the-book departments, including researching and selecting ideas, vetting pitches, editing assigned stories, and writing others.
-Contribute to the magazines’ general coverage as needed, including researching, fact-checking, and writing stories.
-Assist with production of print magazines and websites.

Helpful Qualifications
-At least a bachelor’s degree in English or journalism or equivalent experience.
-Understanding of journalism ethics and values.
-Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS).
-Some experience at a magazine or other similar publication.
-Knowledge about Maine and its people, places, and culture.
-Knowledge about design, architecture, and art history.