Work at ICIJ: Now hiring a Community Engagement Editor

ICIJ is on the lookout for a digitally-minded journalist to bolster our online community building and take part in upcoming projects.

As ICIJ grows as an independent organization, we’re planning on expanding our team in some key areas. We’re now on the lookout for a digitally-minded journalist with newsroom experience to bolster our online community building and take part in upcoming projects.

If you are interested in applying (or know someone who might be), applications (or questions) can be emailed to Hamish at hbolandrudder@icij.org or Marina at mwalker@icij.org.

Community engagement editor

Washington, D.C.

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is a global network of more than 190 of the world’s best reporters in 65 countries who collaborate on large-scale investigations on issues that do not stop at national frontiers: cross-border crime, corruption, and the accountability of power. Recent projects include the Panama Papers, the Evicted and Abandoned investigation into the impact of World Bank projects, Swiss Leaks, Luxembourg Leaks and more.

We are looking for a journalist to join our close-knit team and work with ICIJ’s digital editor, other team members and reporting partners to build and strengthen our communities of readers, supporters and members.

The ideal candidate has some newsroom experience (preferably online), good knowledge of social media platforms, content marketing techniques and tools for engaging audiences online, as well as some website production skills. To work at ICIJ, you will need to be an effective collaborator who works well with colleagues and partners across many disciplines, time zones and languages. There will be opportunities to innovate and to help guide ICIJ’s digital strategy. You will also have the chance to work with the world’s top journalists on international investigations.

The team at ICIJ is small but highly ambitious, creative, energetic and passionate about our mission: producing investigative journalism with global impact. We value team-players who are willing to go beyond the duties on their job description to help the organization grow. ICIJ prides itself on supporting career development and nurturing skills to help each employee achieve their full potential.

Your responsibilities and opportunities:

  • Day-to-day running of ICIJ’s primary social media accounts and email lists
  • Working with ICIJ’s digital editor to develop online (and offline) engagement strategies
  • Planning, producing and/or commissioning content with a focus on building communities, improving engagement with ICIJ stories, and growing reader loyalty
  • Creating innovative, targeted outreach plans for ICIJ projects and stories, working in collaboration with ICIJ reporters, editors, data experts and international media partners
  • Liaising with members of ICIJ’s journalist network to help strengthen the community
  • Working with ICIJ’s digital editor and chief fundraiser on online donation campaigns
  • Assisting with website production work, including some copy-editing and image editing

Your skills and experience:

Essential

  • Familiarity with social media platforms and engagement tools, as well as experience using analytics tools to track the success of your work
  • Good HTML and CSS skills
  • Previous experience working with a content management system to edit a website
  • Strong writing abilities and excellent communication skills
  • Good organizational and project management skills
  • Sound news judgment
  • Good sense of humor, consideration for others, and a passion for journalism

Preferred

  • Newsroom experience – especially working an online desk
  • Familiarity with multimedia production – images, audio/video editing, design work
  • Familiarity with additional coding languages, web development
  • Copy-editing skills, including familiarity with AP style

ICIJ is committed to hiring employees from diverse backgrounds with excellent journalism skills. People of color, women, LGBTQ, and differently-abled people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Questions, comments or applications can be emailed to Hamish Boland-Rudder at hbolandrudder@icij.org and/or Marina Walker Guevara at mwalker@icij.org.

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