Engagement Editor

Vox Media | New York Office

Posted Date 9/11/2017

Eater is looking for an ambitious, creative, and experienced Engagement Editor to grow our audience across platforms and oversee an exciting engagement program, delivering moments of joy to our readers. The Engagement Editor oversees all social and audience growth strategies across Eater and as such the role requires a unique mix of creative thinking, organizational skills, entrepreneurship, and an ability to work across teams inside and outside of Eater and Vox Media.

About the job

  • Lead the team that manages Eater’s social media presence and newsletter program
  • Set strategic direction for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and other social media platforms
  • Set strategic direction for Eater’s newsletter program and its expansion
  • Work in partnership with Eater’s Senior Editors to find the largest possible audience for the stories we publish, advising on display copy, SEO optimization, art direction, and social media strategy
  • Work in partnership with Eater’s Executive Producer to oversee the social video program including Facebook and Instagram, giving critical and constructive feedback on a per video basis
  • Work in partnership with Eater’s Cities Director to advise and set social media, newsletter, and headline best practices for Eater’s large network of City Editors
  • Work with Vox Media’s Growth and Development Team to understand Eater’s audience and identify opportunities for growth
  • Work with Sales & Marketing to help identify how Eater’s engagement program can be monetized in a way that makes sense with our audience
  • Work with the Engagement Editors at other Vox Media brands to share best practices and advocate for Eater’s priorities

About you

  • You have 8+ years experience and a strong understanding of the the current news media landscape
  • You have experience leading a multidisciplinary team whose members have varying levels of experience
  • You have created and successfully implemented social media strategies that have lead to significant growth
  • You understand the important role social video plays in reaching new audiences and can give constructive editorial and strategic feedback
  • You understand the role that a strong newsletter program can play in building a loyal audience, and are enthusiastic about seeing Eater’s newsletter program expand
  • You have experience working across a large organization, maintaining effective and positive relationships with different teams including editorial, product, sales, and marketing
  • You understand the importance of data and analytics in the newsroom, how to ask the right questions and how to use the answers to inform your decision making

About Eater

Eater is the source for people who care about dining and drinking in the nation's most important food cities. With 24 city sites — each focusing on local restaurant news, maps, and guides — and national coverage including long form, reviews, news, and reported features, Eater is a favorite of both industry pros and food-loving amateurs.

About working at Vox Media

  • This is a permanent, full-time position with excellent benefits — including flexible hours and generous parental leave.
  • Vox Media strives to provide comprehensive healthcare options for our employees and to ensure that our healthcare and other benefits are LGBTQ-inclusive.
  • You'll be joining a group of focused, hard-working, creative people who are passionate about doing work that's challenging and fun — and who strive to maintain a healthy work/life balance.
  • Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply.
  • Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.

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