Election 08 National Online Editor
January 18, 2008 4:34 PM

Public Interactive, a fun, fast-paced technology team is searching for an energetic online national editor with strong journalistic skills and a passion for digital communication.

Be a part of an historic consortium of public media organizations coming together to support multi-platform, system-wide public media coverage of Election 2008. As the national editor, you will oversee the management and redistribution of election content to our wide client base of public media stations.

This is a full-time, on-site, contractual position for the period of February 4, 2008 – February 28, 2009, reporting to the Public NewsRoom product manager. Located in our downtown Boston offices, hours are flexible reflecting the various timelines of the campaign, debates, and major milestones.

The E08 Editor will have a deep understanding of social media and web trends and the ability to create a balanced E08 special web feature. Responsibilities include:
 Locate, evaluate, edit, update, and add online content to the E08 feature page;
 Assist news directors and journalists in creating effective local coverage for re-distribution to a national audience;
 Research, network, and publish web content from additional content providers;
 Create and maintain editorial training documents and train station affiliate personnel to compose content suitable for national publication;
 Write summaries/teases for text articles/audio programs, promos to be read on-air, plus promotional and marketing writing as needed;
 Assist in set-up and maintenance of our station affiliates' websites and in online help systems as related to the E08 feature page; and
 Collaborate with members of cross-functional teams.

The successful candidate will possess:
 Superior writing and editing skills;
 Excellent time-management skills, ability to juggle multiple priorities in a quality, focused manner;
 Comfort working with a variety of web development technologies (including HTML, graphic design software, multimedia software and content management tools);
 An analytic mind and strong problem-solving capabilities, with attention to details and accuracy;
 Solid communication and customer service skills; and
 Proficiency with MS Office applications.

Desired background includes education and experience in journalism, political science, editing, web publishing, customer service; and an understanding and passion for U.S. politics and the 2008 election.
Familiarity with social media and trends and the blogosphere and an nterest and/or knowledge of public broadcasting programs is helpful.

To apply, send letter of interest capturing skills, knowledge and abilities along with salary requirements by January 31, 2008, to:


Boston-based Public Interactive, a subsidiary of Public Radio International, is public broadcasting's leading integrated application service provider. We enjoy the creation and implementation of innovative approaches to Web communication, producing Web-based tools and services for a growing customer base, currently 140 affiliates serving over 250 public radio and television stations nationwide.

payscale: DOQ
job type: contract
posted by jmusty@pri.org to Writing/Editing

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