Social Media Fellow

The Economist
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Commercial
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Feb-09-2020
  • Posted
    Jan 09

Position description

THE ECONOMIST’S social media team is seeking a fellow to support the team’s work in the New York bureau.

The social media fellow will assist with our strategy to extend the reach of The Economist’s journalism in North America, with a particular focus on America’s 2020 elections. The paid fellowship will last for one year.

The successful candidate will work with colleagues across editorial departments. To be successful, you must be an innovative, unstoppable newshound with an interest in, and knowledge of, current affairs and American politics. You should be excited about the opportunities of social media for a weekly newspaper that was first published more than 150 years before the first tweet. This is an entry-level position working alongside the assistant communities editor in New York, and reporting to the head of social media, based in London.

You should have some junior experience as a journalist, either through internships or perhaps for a college newspaper, or have experience in telling engaging stories online.

In this role you would be expected to:

  • Help distribute The Economist’s journalism across digital channels, including newsletters and social media
  • Create and test engaging formats for The Economist’s journalism on different platforms
  • Work with correspondents and editors to tell stories digitally

To succeed in this role you must have:

  • The ability to share online stories in an engaging way
  • An understanding of social networks, and emerging trends and platforms in digital media
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills
  • Good communication skills both written and oral
  • An understanding of current affairs and American politics
  • Strong news judgement
  • The ability to be a self starter, capable of working independently
  • Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator and After Effects skills are a plus

Application instructions

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States and available to start in April 2020. The deadline for application is midnight EST on Sunday February 9th.

To apply, send the following to [email protected]:

  • Resumé and cover letter
  • 400-word post for The Economist Explains blog on a topic of your choice
  • Two tweets and one Facebook post for your blog
  • A 200-word pitch with a novel idea to promote your explains article on any social and/or digital platform

The Economist Group values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, colour, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age.

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