The Baltimore Sun seeks an enterprising digital journalist to help lead its emerging news desk. The ideal candidate will help us grow The Sun’s audience through engaging and innovative content. Speed and comfort in working across digital platforms are essential.
Work collaboratively with The Sun’s journalists to develop and drive strategies that grow audience.
Keep a keen eye for breaking news in The Sun’s coverage area, and assign and coordinate reporters to investigate such news
in a timely fashion.
Brainstorm, assign and edit stories with an emphasis on breaking news, trending topics and easily-digestible, audience-friendly
Analyze audience metrics to help inform The Sun’s coverage
Produce stories for The Sun’s website with an eye for audience engagement, and work with Baltimore Sun editors and reporters
to develop innovative ways to present content digitally
Run the baltimoresun.com homepage and perform general website maintenance
Help to communicate digital best practices to the newsroom
Program content for The Sun’s social media accounts, send breaking news push alerts and newsletters
An undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
At least two years of journalism experience, ideally for a daily publication
Keen and fair news judgement
Superior news editing skills
Demonstrated record with social media and comfort adapting to online technology
Demonstrated understanding of audience metrics and behaviors
Ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively
Ability to work quickly and calmly under extremely tight deadline pressure