The newsday.com Homepage Editor helps run the homepage and mobile fronts at one of the nation’s leading newspapers, located in the New York metropolitan area. You’ll also take a leading role identifying opportunities to increase page views and unique visitors and creating content to better serve our Long Island audience. The ideal candidate will run the day-to-day programming and breaking news coverage and oversees Web producers and interns; closely monitors and analyzes metrics, audience data and other media websites; and works with online and print editors, photographers, videographers and other staff across department lines to create multimedia content. She or he creates compelling multimedia stories, extras, projects, etc.; represents the digital team in daily and other meetings; and helps develop and implement strategies to improve site design and usability to increase traffic. In time, the Homepage Editor helps develop and oversee digital projects such as those found at newsday.com/data.
•Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field.
•3-5 years of digital news experience and experience working in a newsroom.
•Strong news judgment and breaking news experience.
•Uses news Content Management Systems.
•Track record of creating compelling online content and meeting metrics goals.
•Knows Omniture, Google Analytics or other metrics platforms.
•Excellent managerial and communication skills.
•Comfortable with Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms.
•Solid copy editor and writer.
•Reliable transportation to and from Newsday’s suburban Melville office.
•This position requires working Tuesday-Saturday.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintain a drug-free and smoke- free workplace.