The Philadelphia Inquirer is a public benefit corporation owned by the nonprofit Lenfest Institute for Journalism. Together, we’re at the center of a critical mission to create a lasting future for ambitious, engaging, and useful local journalism. We’re doing this, in part, by deepening our connection with the communities we serve. Our integrated digital and print platforms are the Philadelphia region’s largest media network. We’re passionate about building a sustainable model for indispensable local journalism, and we take pride in finding diverse, dynamic, and talented individuals to help push our team forward.
The Philadelphia Inquirer is looking for a digital editor to help launch and foster a new version of Inquirer.com that will help our audience to better understand the region. You will be a primary digital strategist in the newsroom, helping to craft the Inquirer’s voice. You’ll work with editors and reporters on story assignments, formats and publication plans to make Inquirer journalism more engaging, more timely, more useful to readers. You should be an evangelist for our audience.
What You’ll Do
Work with editors and reporters on story assignments, story formats and publication plans to make Inquirer journalism more engaging, timely and useful Project manage newsroom initiatives, including series and projects, training and experiments Use analytics and experimentation to grow and foster audiences
Write and workshop headlines for multiple platforms
Write and workshop push alerts and other outreach to targeted audiences
Train editors and reporters on best practices; find opportunities to improve digital procedures
Stay on top of news in Philadelphia and beyond
Produce content, including occasionally writing the first stages of breaking news, curating outside links, or creating image galleries, videos, polls, graphics, landing pages, and other elements
Who We’re Looking For
A Digital Editor should …
Have exceptional news judgment
Understand existing and new audiences and how to reach them
Deeply analyze data to inform decisions on strategy and tactics
Quickly analyze data to inform decisions in the moment
Advocate for readers’ needs in the newsroom
Adhere to, or even lead, ongoing improvements to procedures and workflows
Bring an aesthetic eye to overall coverage
Other Things to Know:
*We know not everyone reading this will fit exactly what we’ve described. We encourage everyone to apply who shares our passion for indispensable journalism and our drive to create a sustainable business model to support it. As an equal opportunity employer, The Inquirer is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture, and we especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to submit an application, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with special needs*
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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