The Hartford Courant is looking for a content editor to help us grow audience across all of our digital platforms, including our website, branded social accounts, newsletters and mobile app. The content editor will report to the newsroom’s audience engagement team and will be responsible for developing and producing digital editorial content, managing day-to-day social and website production and reading stories to assess their readiness for publication. We’re looking for someone who is eager to innovate and work on editorial initiatives to help the Courant acquire new readers and better engage our existing audience. This position will include working evenings and /or weekend shifts.
Content editors support courant.com across all content channels, working on everything from breaking news to local entertainment to enterprise projects. Duties can vary within the team, but all content editors are expected to be fluent in: editing and preparing articles, photos, videos and designs for publication on all Hartford Courant digital platforms; performing other production-related functions that require sharp news judgment, including programming web pages based on audience data and The Hartford Courant’s mission; managing content from outside sources such as wire services; aggregating content or writing quick briefs, when necessary; and publishing on other platforms such as social media. Content editors must possess initiative, creativity, good news judgment, attention to detail, and a commitment to
accuracy. Content editors also must be able to multitask and perform well under constant deadlines with limited supervision. A combination of advanced skills that include a strong command of the English language, solid understanding of digital trends in SEO, social media and audience metrics, and editing skills that conform to accepted journalistic techniques; maintains the ethical and style standards of Tribune Publishing and The Hartford Courant.
Interacts daily with other editors and occasionally central and market teams. Managing own time and directing his or herself with minimal to moderate supervision most of the day. Brief interactions with editors/supervisor throughout the day to discuss assignments.
Supervisory Duties: None.
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