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Digital Engagement Specialist
Summary
Title:Digital Engagement Specialist
ID:302201
Location:TX - Austin
Job Category:News Room / Editorial
Division:GateHouse Media
Description
Digital engagement specialist

Summary
The engagement specialist is responsible for the creation, selection and distribution of content across the Austin American-Statesman websites and digital platforms. The engagement specialist is also tasked with responding to breaking news, social media posting, building newsletters and making metrics-based decisions in a deadline-driven environment. The engagement specialist must possess experience writing for an online audience, social media proficiency, strong news judgment and editing skills, technical skill with content management systems and an interest in innovation and industry trends in digital news. Familiarity with SEO, video and photo editing is a plus
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Hours are 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday, with the engagement specialist serving as the primary digital staffer for the second half of the shift. This position includes occasional weekend shifts to help cover when other staff members are out of the office, as well as 1-2 holidays/year, to be determined by signups at the beginning of the year.

Send resume and cover letter to Gabrielle Muñoz, American-Statesman digital news editor: gmunoz@statesman.com. 

Key Responsibilities 
Creating content:  
•    Write and publish original or aggregated content with a focus on reader interest
•    Monitor real-time analytics to identify high-performing content
•    Monitor social media and websites to identify content to aggregate, localize for properties
•    Focus on visual as well as written-word storytelling
•    Write SEO- and share-friendly headlines
•    Creates quick-turn videos to pair with content

Website production: 
•    Respond to fast-paced breaking news immediately in high-stress environment and push news out across multiple platforms: email, app alert and social media
•    Curate homepage with the day’s news by using analytics measurements
•    Build daily newsletters and identify content that readers will engage with
•    Manage a suite of social media accounts as the voice of the Statesman and Austin360; interact with readers
•    Create special online presentations for in-depth projects

Required Education & Experience 
• College degree in journalism or related field
• At least one year of experience in digital content creation/production

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