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Web Editor (part-time)

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Web Editor (part-time) REF#: JG30568
Vancouver Sun (Postmedia Network)
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Posted: March 7, 2019
Deadline: March 25, 2019
Salary:

Description

The Vancouver Sun and The Province are seeking a web editor with expertise in social media for a permanent, part-time position at four days a week on our dynamic digital team.
 
The successful applicant must have excellent news judgment, be a self-starter who is able to work independently or as part of a team, and have a flexible schedule.
 
Responsibilities of the position include:
  • Effectively organize and distribute content on the Vancouver Sun and Province desktop and mobile websites, apps and social-media accounts, based on metrics, knowledge of coverage area and journalism experience.
  • Post content to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social-media accounts, as well as run social-media campaigns, interact with readers and users of those tools, and test new products and strategies.
  • Increase audience engagement and reach by supplementing stories with additional content, and optimizing posts for search and social.
  • Copy edit and write stories as required.
  • React quickly to breaking news and trends, ensure our coverage is first and best, and distribute across all platforms in a timely fashion.
  • Prioritize publishing times based on reader trends, and ensure we have fresh content for peak periods on all platforms.
  • Enhance differentiation between products, with a particular focus on mobile.
  • Generate ideas and develop strategies to grow our digital presence.

Qualifications

  • Applicants must have journalism experience working on digital platforms. 
  • Essential personal qualities of the successful candidate include: 
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills; 
    • ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure;  and a keen interest in news and news coverage. 
  • Knowledge of Wordpress, Photoshop, video editing and SEO are an asset, as are additional language skills.
  



Qualified candidates should send a cover letter (stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board), CV and links to past work by 5 pm Monday, March 25 to:


Valerie Casselton, managing editor
The Vancouver Sun & The Province
Vancouver , B.C.


E-mail: vcasselton@postmedia.com
 
 

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