Engagement Editor - CalMatters

Engagement Editor - CalMatters

Do you love to produce compelling visual elements and write intriguing copy about policy and political news? Are you experienced in managing post programming on social media and messaging platforms? Do you have a passion for championing the role journalism plays in informing the public, leading more people to subscribe to news products and participate in live events? 

If so, we invite you to apply for the new Engagement Editor role at CalMatters. In five years, CalMatters has become the largest newsroom covering California policy and politics. We’re a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, and we give our coverage at no cost to more than 200 media outlets. 

The Engagement Editor will create and program informative assets and implement creative ideas that engage audiences. This role reports to the Vice President of Engagement, who will help you to apply your valuable skills to expand the reach and impact of journalism in California. 

Strong candidates have at least two years of direct experience creating assets and copy for social media. They also enjoy working collaboratively with colleagues across the organization. 

We’re based in Sacramento, and that’s the best place for in-person collaboration with our team, but we’re also open to creative arrangements with people elsewhere in California. You will be based in Sacramento or available to regularly travel to Sacramento when we safely return to the office. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Produce visual assets and write unique copy for multiple platforms. Graphic design skills—including experience with Adobe Premiere Pro and/or After Effects–is ideal. 
  • Lead the day-to-day scheduling, programming and management of assets and copy using both in-house and third-party tools
  • Cover and help manage live events with engaging original assets that inform and engage audiences in real-time
  • Participate in regular and new remote-based meetings to plan engagement strategies for upcoming work 
  • Manage social media and live chats with engaging original assets, copy, and participation tactics to engage audiences in real-time
  • Collaborate with the Membership, Marketing, and Product colleagues to convert social users into subscribers and donors
  • Develop custom social strategies for key initiatives and priorities
  • Analyze metrics to make our work even more engaging and provide value to our audiences
  • Participate in regular and new remote-based meetings to plan engagement strategies for upcoming work  

We are an expanding and collaborative newsroom, successfully forging a new model for sustainable, intelligent, nonprofit journalism. We’re committed to diversity and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply. If you’re interested, please provide a resume, a cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job and links to samples of relevant work you’ve done in the past. Write to [email protected] with the job title in the subject line. 

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