• Social-Media Fellow

    Job Locations United States-NY-New York
  • Introduction

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    The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.


    Currently, our New York Bureau is seeking a Social Media Fellow to support the team’s efforts to extend the reach of The Economist’s journalism in North America. The fellowship will last for one year and the successful candidate will work with colleagues across editorial departments and you must be an innovative, unstoppable newshound with an interest in, and knowledge of, current affairs and American politics.


    You should be excited about the opportunities of social media for a weekly newspaper that was first published more than 150 years before the first tweet. This is an entry-level position working alongside the audience engagement producer in New York, and reporting to the community editor, based in London.


    Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States and be available to start in April 2019. The deadline for application is midnight EST on Sunday February 24th.


    Please submit along with your application and resume:


    • CV and cover letter
    • 400-word post for The Economist Explains blog on a topic of your choice
    • Two tweets and one Facebook post for your blog
    • 200-word pitch explaining or illustrating how you’d promote or host a conversation about your explainer blog online




    How you will contribute:


    • Help distribute The Economist’s journalism across social media channels
    • Create and test engaging formats for The Economist’s journalism on different platforms
    • Work with correspondents and editors to tell stories digitally



    Experience, skills and professional attributes

    The ideal skills for this role are:


    • The ability to share online stories in an engaging way
    • An understanding of social networks, and emerging trends and platforms in digital media
    • Strong writing and proofreading skills
    • Good communication skills both written and oral
    • An understanding of current affairs and American politics
    • The ability to be a self starter, capable of working independently
    • Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator and After Effects skills are a plus




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