I don’t normally post job openings, but in this case I’ll make an exception. I’ve been talking with the folks behind the Northwestern Medill School of Journalism’s new National Security Journalism Initiative about their Web strategy. They’re hiring a community manager, and I’m sure it could be a great job for someone in my network. It’s also a part-time job, maybe 20 hours per week, so that’s important to keep in mind. Medill has a newsroom in downtown Washington, DC. Job opening follows:
The Medill National Security Journalism Initiative at Northwestern University seeks a Web site community manager with strong production, writing and editing skills. The ideal candidate will have experience in social media, participatory media and interactive journalism. The focus of the Web site is on national security, defense and civil liberties with the purpose of improving journalistic practice and increasing public engagement. The community manager will help launch the Web site and other outreach tools to bring together interested parties.
This is a part-time position of at least two years’ duration.
* Launch, along with the co-directors of the program, the week-to-week editorial strategy for the new site
* Help develop the tone and the voice for the site and any associated programming
* Maintain and produce the site (A working knowledge of HTML and CSS, as well experience with audio and video production, is essential.)
* Grow and expand site traffic and audience engagement
* Seek out and execute meaningful editorial and content partnerships
* Supervise social media and other audience development strategies.
CONTACT: Please send firstname.lastname@example.org a cover letter and resume.