• Audience Engagement Editor (Food)

    Additional Posting Locations 3 weeks ago(11/28/2018 12:45 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-2260
    # of Openings
    1
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Editorial - Editors
  • Overview

    The Los Angeles Times is looking for an audience engagement editor who is passionate and knowledgeable about the L.A. food scene to join our multiplatform editing team and to grow audience for our Food journalism.

    Responsibilities

    • Work with the audience engagement team to manage the day-to-day social media presence of the Los Angeles Times Food social media accounts
    • Create video and shoot photos for social media platforms including Instagram stories, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter and Reddit
    • Work with reporters and editors to create engagement plans and planning calendars for Food section content
    • Monitor and react to real-time analytics
    • Look for ways to engage with the Los Angeles Times Food audience online and build communities around Times journalism

    Qualifications

    • A minimum of five years of experience managing social media platforms for a news organization or media brand
    • Expert understanding of social video and photography
    • Expert understanding of Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook
    • Experience working diplomatically across newsroom disciplines
    • Strong news judgment
    • Deep working knowledge of online audiences and analytics
    • Awareness of industry best practices and innovations
    • A competitive spirit and proactive work style

     

    This multiplatform editor position is included in the Los Angeles Times Guild.

     

    Night and weekend work may be required based on news events and projects.

    To apply,  please send an email to Samantha Melbourneweaver at samantha.melbourneweaver@latimes.com including a brief introduction, your resume, your social media handles, your top 3 L.A. restaurant recommendations and links to any relevant side projects.

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