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Social Engagement Editor, Foreign Policy, Washington DC

Foreign Policy is looking for a versatile journalist to oversee social media and podcast production in its Washington, D.C. newsroom.
Candidates should be digital natives and fluent in the latest tools needed to run and build the social media presence of an award-winning magazine. You’ll bring enthusiasm and deep knowledge of engaging with Twitter and Facebook audiences in creative ways. You’ll geek out over Chartbeat metrics and CrowdTangle stats. You’ll have ideas and strategies to help a lean and hungry team of reporters and editors maximize their content and visibility on Instagram, Snapchat, and whatever comes next — with the goal of driving overall traffic and engagement.
The ideal candidate will have prior experience and a passion for journalism, be immersed in the international news cycle, and knowledgeable about the latest digital trends. This job requires coordinating with editors and reporters about how to leverage the greatest possible impact out of stories and how to engage with our growing audience. The candidate will also oversee production and editing of FP’s podcasts: The Editors’ Roundtable, The Backstory, and Global Thinkers.
Job Description 
  •    Run social media and play a central role in newsroom coordination of content promotion
  •    Produce FP’s podcasts
  •    Compile metrics reports and present data in weekly strategy meetings with senior editors
  •    Work with other editors to develop and grow a cohesive digital strategy for FP


  •    Bachelor’s degree
  •    Previous journalism and online engagement experience
  •    Interest in international news and/or politics
  •    Knowledge of latest digital trends
  •    An efficient, flexible, and detail-oriented approach to tasks
  •    Familiarity with using digital and social media, including Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Digg, as well as tools like Chartbeat, CrowdTangle, and Omniture
  •    Fluency in foreign languages (preferred, but not required)
  •    Podcast editing skills (preferred, but not required)

Application materials

  •   Cover letter
  •   CV
  •   Examples of prior success in growing online engagement for a media outlet
  •   Podcast clips/links, if possible

Please submit materials to reid.standish@foreignpolicy.com with the subject line “Social Engagement Editor" by July 14.

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