Do you love Park Slope, and have a desire to share that love while helping to make your neighborhood a better place for everyone who lives here? Is it hard for you not to notice when a new business is opening, or take a million photos even though it’s the millionth time you’ve walked down 5th Avenue?
We’re currently looking for an editor — don’t worry, Chris will still be around, just in a different capacity! — and if you have a passion for local news and engagement in your community, can write quickly and accurately, and have a deep understanding of content management systems and social media, this could be the position for you.
Summary: Oversees editorial content for South Slope News. Must have a passion for local news and engagement in your community, be able to write quickly and accurately, and have a deep understanding of content management systems and social media.
Duties and responsibilities include:
• Be the face of the neighborhood, the ultimate source for everything that’s going on in Park Slope.
• Research, report, and write both original and aggregated content.
• Seek out interesting stories, know when breaking news is happening, and prioritize it all quickly.
• Attend community meetings and other important events.
• Help guide the editorial direction of the site based on metrics, community input, and new ideas.
• Expand the site’s reach through social networks, creative marketing, and just talking to neighbors on the street.
• A passion for the neighborhood, and for sharing its stories.
• Experience with writing, photography, and the social web.
• Experience working independently and under tight deadlines.
• Excellent news judgement.
• Flexibility, and an eagerness to help the site grow and change.
• Must be willing to live in or near Park Slope, since you will be spending a lot of time here, and knowing it intimately is the most important part of the job!
To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and writing samples to Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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