Social Engagement Editor

Foreign Policy is looking for a versatile journalist to oversee social media and podcast production in its Washington, D.C. newsroom.Candidates should be digital natives and fluent in the latest tools needed to run and build the social media presence of an award-winning magazine. You’ll bring enthusiasm and deep knowledge of engaging with Twitter and Facebook audiences in creative ways. You’ll geek out over Chartbeat metrics and CrowdTangle stats. You’ll have ideas and strategies to help a lean and hungry team of reporters and editors maximize their content and visibility on Instagram, Snapchat, and whatever comes next — with the goal of driving overall traffic and engagement.The ideal candidate will have prior experience and a passion for journalism, be immersed in the international news cycle, and knowledgeable about the latest digital trends. This job requires coordinating with editors and reporters about how to leverage the greatest possible impact out of stories and how to engage with our growing audience. The candidate will also oversee production and editing of FP’s podcasts: The Editors’ Roundtable, The Backstory, and Global Thinkers.

Job Description:

  • Run social media and play a central role in newsroom coordination of content promotion
  • Produce FP’s podcasts
  • Compile metrics reports and present data in weekly strategy meetings with senior editors
  • Work with other editors to develop and grow a cohesive digital strategy for FP

Qualifications:

  •    Bachelor’s degree
  •    Previous journalism and online engagement experience
  •    Interest in international news and/or politics
  •    Knowledge of latest digital trends
  •    An efficient, flexible, and detail-oriented approach to tasks
  •    Familiarity with using digital and social media, including Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Digg, as well as tools like Chartbeat, CrowdTangle, and Omniture
  •    Fluency in foreign languages (preferred, but not required)
  •    Podcast editing skills (preferred, but not required)

Application Materials:

  •   Cover letter
  •   CV
  •   Examples of prior success in growing online engagement for a media outlet
  •   Podcast clips/links, if possible

Please submit materials to benjamin.pauker@ForeignPolicy.com with the subject line “Social Engagement Editor.”

Deadline: August 18

Deputy Copy Editor

Foreign Policy is looking for a meticulous, internationally aware deputy copy editor to copy-edit web articles ranging from 400-word news briefs to 10,000-word long-form features.

The ideal candidate is a perfectionist when it comes to spelling, grammar, punctuation, and usage; obsessed with detail and getting things right; and has a love of rigorously fact-checking names, titles, dates, quotes, and other details. (You don’t need to know your Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi from your Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, but you’ll have an above-average knowledge of world events and figures.) The deputy copy editor must have good judgment to know when to adhere to house style and when to allow writers artistic license and must be able to make quick judgments among competing English transliterations of foreign words. The deputy copy editor should also be able to maintain composure in a fast-paced, occasionally boisterous, newsroom and be tactful when informing colleagues about their mistakes. A good sense of humor helps in this regard.

This full-time salaried position, based in the Washington, D.C., office, would start off on a six-month basis, with the possibility of extending it beyond that time period.

Qualifications:

  • At least two years of professional copy-editing experience, particularly with articles about foreign policy, international news, or national security
  • Knowledge of AP style and the ability to quickly master FP’s house style
  • Familiarity with WordPress or the ability to learn it quickly when provided basic instruction
  • Foreign-language skills are a plus

To apply:

If qualified and interested, please email a cover letter, résumé, and copy-editing — not writing — samples (either links or attachments) to Shannon Schweitzer, FP’s copy chief, at copydeskjob[at]foreignpolicy.com.

Due to the volume of email, we can’t respond individually to each applicant for this position, but please be assured that we’re monitoring email closely and checking the spam folder. No phone calls, please.

Deadline: Aug. 4, 2017

 

Designer

Foreign Policy is looking for a versatile designer to join our editorial team and work on our digital platforms and bi-monthly print magazine. This position is based in our Washington, D.C., office.

The ideal candidate has experience working with editors and writers to design and execute editorial experiences that are as compelling and accessible as they are beautiful and content-enhancing. In an average week, you can juggle creating photo illustrations for opinion articles; communicating with and editing photographers and artists around the world; designing mobile-first digital presentations and collaborating with developers to build them; and helping with photo research for the website or department layout for the print magazine.

You should be obsessed with details, up on current news and magazine design trends, an efficient and professional communicator, and able to manage your time effectively. You don’t need to be an international relations nerd or have prior experience working at politics or foreign policy publications, but it helps to be a bit of a news junkie and willing to put in the effort to really understand and best tell stories from all over the globe.

Requirements:

Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop/InDesign/Illustrator is necessary. We manage our site in WordPress, and while previous WordPress experience isn’t a must, you should have at least a basic understanding of HTML/CSS. Ideal candidates will have prior experience working for a daily/monthly editorial publication. Video editing and motion graphic experience is a plus.

Compensation:

Salary commensurate with experience. Foreign Policy offers an attractive benefits package including health and dental insurance, 401(k) with employer contribution and pension plans.

To Apply:

Submit the following to DesignJobs@ForeignPolicy.com with subject line, “Designer Position”:

•    A résumé.

•    A link to your online portfolio, which should feature both print and digital projects.

•    A brief note about your best work and project experiences that also explains your current position and why you’re interested in FP.

 

 

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Founded in 1970 by Samuel Huntington and Warren Demian Manshel, and now published by the FP Group, a division of Graham Holdings Company, in Washington, D.C., Foreign Policy is the premier, award-winning magazine of global politics, economics, and ideas. Our mission is to explain how the world works — in particular, how the process of globalization is reshaping nations, institutions, cultures, and, more fundamentally, our daily lives. FP is a 2010, 2006, and 2005 nominee and a 2009, 2007, and 2003 winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence. The magazine’s readers include some of the most influential leaders in business, government, and other professional arenas throughout the United States and more than 160 other countries.

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