DIGITAL CONTENT EDITOR, HEALTH AND CAREGIVING - NEXT AVENUE
Job ID: 61358
Job Views: 1167
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Postal Code: 55101
Job Category: Online | New Media
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: 70000.00 per year
Next Avenue, the leading public media journalism source serving readers 50+, is looking for an experienced Health and CaregivingEditor to lead daily publishing and strategy in a rapidly changing space. This editor is responsible for coverage of everything from pragmatic guides to living longer and better, understanding Alzheimer’s disease from prevention to caring for a loved one, to advice on handling the day-to-day challenges of caregiving as well as step-by-step instructions on planning for end-of-life care. Key responsibilities include planning, editing, writing and publishing multiple articles and features each week.
This is a rare opportunity to shape the direction and content of two major beats in a mission driven, creative and forward-thinking work environment. The successful candidate will drive fresh and timely story angles and provide exceptional, informative and engaging service journalism that attracts a sizable readership.
MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
Drive health and caregiving channel strategy by setting areas of coverage, identifying opportunities for new features and funding opportunities, and leading enterprise reporting that sets us apart from competitors.
Meet an expectation of planning and publishing 8-12 articles/features per month and within budget.
Guide a team of outside contributors in creating unique and original reporting.
Track and report out on story performance and fold learnings into future work.
Format articles and features in CMS (Wordpress) to ensure optimal presentation.
Collaborate with product, audience and business managers to ensure reach, engagement and revenue goals are met.
Maintain an unequivocal commitment to accuracy, fairness and ethics.
Demonstrate a passion and ability to learn new products, techniques and tools to create compelling and groundbreaking products.
5+ years journalism experience, preferably including at least three years covering a consumer health beat.
Successful track record of managing freelancers, budget allocation, and hitting deadlines.
2+ years publishing within a CMS, optimizing images and SEO, and writing compelling headlines. Experience with WordPress a plus.
Understanding of how to frame content geared toward people over 50.
Familiarity with behavioral analytics (i.e., Google Analytics), gleaning insights and putting them into action.
Ability to collaborate in a small team setting with an “all hands-on deck” attitude and flexibility.
Exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
Exceptional organizational and time management skills.
Exceptional attention to detail.
An audience-focused mindset, curiosity and willingness to try new approaches, and a commitment to contributing to an inclusive work environment.
Interested candidates must provide 2-3 examples of writing and editing work with your application. Based in Twin Cities PBS (TPT), this is a full-time position that can be done remotely; our office headquarters is in St. Paul, Minn.
For more information on Twin Cities PBS careers or to apply for this position, please go to TPT.org/careers/job-openings
Twin Cities PBS is proud to be an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, Veteran and Disability employer, and are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.