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Social Media Editor
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July 11, 2013

NorthJersey.com is seeking a Social Media Editor to coordinate the social media efforts of NorthJersey.com, The Record and its 40+ weekly and community newspapers. Reporting to the Web Editor, the Social Media Editor will communicate best practices to journalists across the company and execute a strategy focused on engaging online readers, growing web traffic and encouraging quality back links.

The Social Media Editor will inventory and monitor all existing social media accounts at NJMG and make recommendations to senior leadership on best practices in various scenarios, including breaking news and enterprise news situations. The right candidate will be adept at formulating a vision for NJMG's evolving social media needs on Facebook, Twitter, and emerging platforms, and be excellent at articulating this vision to key editors and senior leadership.

The Social Media editor will be hands-on, posting directly to scores of NJMG social media accounts in addition to coordinating with others around the company doing the same. The Social Media Editor will write a large volume of short messages each week, promoting NJMG content and interacting with online readers using a informal, sometimes fun tone that is also journalistically responsible and neutral.

Experience working in a digitally-driven newsroom is a must. Candidates must have at least two years of full-time experience working at news web site managing a homepage or main section and a working knowledge of HootSuite Pro, HTML, audio and video editing. They also should be experienced in using a Content Management System, Photoshop, e-mail blast tools, basic HTML and web analytics.

To apply, e-mail a cover letter, resume and supporting links to:

Sean Oates, Web Editor, at oates@northjersey.com.