Apply For The Position Of A Blog Editor At Urban Institute, Washington DC

Apply For The Position Of A Blog Editor At Urban Institute, Washington DC

The Urban Institute, a non profit organisation is currently in need of a blog editor who has strong editorial and organizational skills to join its team at Washington DC. The position is part assignment editor, part content strategist, and part project manager.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the Urban Wire editorial process and calendar
  • Provide big-picture editorial guidance and oversight for all blog content, ensuring every post is appropriate for the medium and grounded in evidence
  • Coordinate with editors to ensure each post is strong, concise, and error-free
  • Coordinate with visuals staff on images and data visualization development
  • Build relationships with research staff
  • Monitor the news cycle—and find ways to take advantage of it
  • Communicate regularly with media and government affairs staff to help content reach the right audiences
  • Identify opportunities for more creative storytelling through interactives, interviews, multimedia, etc.
  • Train researchers and other staff on blogging best practices
  • Manage and cultivate content-sharing agreements with outside media sources
  • Post content to the site via Drupal
  • Occasionally report on Urban events, research, etc.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, social sciences, or a related field
  • 2 years of experience in a media or communications environment
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of blogging best practices—from structure to tone to headlines
  • Ability to translate technical work into more accessible language while maintaining accuracy
  • Excellent organization skills and the capacity to juggle multiple projects with multiple pieces and players
  • Ability to move quickly and adapt to changing deadlines
  • Experience working on a variety of topics and with a variety of personalities
  • Creativity and persistence: ability to see an idea through from pitch to publication
  • Proficiency with Drupal and/or programming languages is a plus

Application Process

Interested and qualified candidates are to visit the online application portal to apply.

For more information, visit the official page.

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