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Audience Engagement Editor
  • Job Number: 17045
  • Functional Area: Communications
  • Department: Prog in Science, Technology, & Society
  • School Area: Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No
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Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT EDITOR, Program in Science, Technology and Society (STS), to maintain, nurture, and grow Undark’s audience, social media presence, and roster of partner publications, in consultation with its editor-in-chief. Responsibilities include monitoring, interpreting, and reporting on website and social media traffic analytics in order to improve promotions and expand readership; conceiving and developing pre-publication marketing campaigns for select Undark projects, principally through the identification and cultivation of relationships with online, print, television, and radio editors, producers, and bookers; designing and implementing external email communications, including a weekly newsletter; collecting, tracking, and maintaining a database/spreadsheet of all relevant journalism awards/competitions/contests; working with Knight Science Journalism’s (KSJ) director, associate director, and program administrator to promote the profile of the KSJ program through various marketing channels; working with KSJ's program administrator to help plan, promote, and orchestrate KSJ- and Undark-branded live events; maintaining annual budget; and performing other duties as directed. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree; at least five years’ directly-related work experience creating marketing and communications content across all media (web, social media, email, print); knowledge of all paid promotional mechanisms relevant to major social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.); experience with digital content management systems, principally WordPress; proficiency with Google Analytics, Microsoft and Adobe software tools, and web-based collaboration systems, including Slack; strong analytical, communication, and project-management skills; and willingness to work in a flexible, small, team-oriented environment. Working knowledge of basic website coding protocols (e.g., HTML, CSS) desirable, as is experience in a journalistic publishing environment.  Experience contributing to the creation of digital and print graphic content and overseeing the production of image-based and graphic materials preferred. Job #17045


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.