Head of Publishing and Social

Audience Development Washington, District Of Columbia


Description

Position at AJ+

AJ+ English, the award-winning (ONA, Webby, and Edward R. Murrow to name a few), digital-first offshoot from Al Jazeera

This role is responsible for providing strategic direction, managing operations of the social teams, and building communities for AJ+ English

Reports to:

Manager of Audience Development, who in turn reports to the Head of AJ+ English


Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and oversee the engagement strategy across various digital platforms and types of media (video, text, images, etc.)
  • Lead a small team focused on publishing, distribution, and building strong communities
  • Develop and ensure execution of best practices for writing/editing copy including video titles and descriptions, Twitter threads, comments, and other social media posts
  • Develop and oversee workflows for asset development and utilization (thumbnails, banners, other templates, etc.)
  • Collaborate with Audience and Editorial teams to ensure target audience is reached and brand voice is reflected well

Experience:

  • At least 6+ years experience in media
  • At least 2+ years managing direct reports
  • Solid understanding of current and emerging platforms (YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, O&O, etc.)
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Interest in news/current events