Growth Editor

Editorial Myrtle Beach, SC


Description

Position at The Sun News

MyrtleBeachOnline.com and The Sun News is looking for a growth editor to help manage and support our social media and SEO needs in order to find and serve our readers.

The successful candidate will ensure our journalism is laser-focused on serving and growing our digital audience by crafting effective headlines, by ensuring SEO and metadata are correct, by looking for video opportunities and by spotting and reporting potential stories in social and digital spaces. He or she will engage with readers on social platforms, answering questions and providing helpful links and context.
We're looking for someone committed to change and excited about the ways our industry is evolving. The right person will be an active part in ongoing conversations about what’s working and what’s not — and a commitment to adapt accordingly.
 
We serve one of the fastest growing areas in the country. Our readers are passionate about their elected officials, alligators, crime, sea turtles and food, and not necessarily in that order.
Oh, and there's a beach. 
 
Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience of growing and engaging readership online and on social media
  • Strong writing and editing skills and excellent news judgment
  • Unwavering commitment to accurate, ethical journalism
  • Fluency in the science of readership and engagement, including an understanding of metrics/analytics programs such as Chartbeat, Crowdtangle and Omniture and development of story ideas derived from data.
  • Understanding of SEO and other optimization opportunities and a demonstrated ability to learn new skills in social and digital.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including empathy and the ability to take and give constructive criticism.
  • Ability to engage with readers and develop sources on social media platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  • Ability to correctly identify audiences for selected stories.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to edit video (using phone).
  • A way with headlines and an understanding of what works well on different platforms.
  • An understanding of AP style.