Assistant Editor - Social Media Engagement

Overview

Chicago magazine is an authority in covering the arts, culture, dining, real estate, politics, and city life in Chicago. We're excited to be seeking a savvy digital editor to oversee the magazine's social media and web presence.

As engagement editor, you'll be tasked with putting our stories in front of a growing online audience. In addition to running our social media channels, you'll also bolster our digital brand, engage with our audience, and pitch, write, and edit stories as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Manage Chicago magazine's social media accounts, including Twitter, Facebook, and, along with our art team, Instagram
  • Work to build C hicago 's audience on new digital channels, like SnapChat, Reddit, and LinkedIn
  • Pitch, write, and edit stories for chicagomag.com as needed
  • Light research and administrative duties as needed


Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and one to two years' experience in digital journalism (social media experience is preferred but not required)
  • Outstanding reporting, writing, and editing skills
  • Strong voice on Twitter, Facebook, and other social channels
  • A passion for reading and writing about Chicago
  • Strong digital savviness, including awareness of industry trends and best practices
  • A detail-oriented editorial eye and strong digital news judgement
  • Experience using Google Analytics and Chartbeat preferred



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