Now in its 45th season, NOVA has defined science television for the world. Our programs can be seen in over 110 countries, and over 25 million Americans tune in each month, making NOVA one of the most watched series in the PBS prime time lineup. NOVA values new ideas and smart analysis of our content. Along with long-form documentaries, NOVA produces a media-rich web site and other free digital content that extends the NOVA brand beyond broadcast.
NOVA is hiring a Digital Editor to join its audience development team. Under the supervision of the Director of Audience Development, the Digital Editor will be responsible for building and fostering communities and audiences to significantly grow NOVA's viewership and readership both online and on air.
Ideal candidates will possess a demonstrated ability to know what inspires new readers to engage with and share diverse content on social media, and an interest in an audience strategy that goes beyond driving traffic. This position will experiment with new platforms and test assumptions as platforms and strategies change, and require critical thinking and analysis about partnerships, newsletters, search, podcasts, and more. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to write captivating headlines, manage our social feeds with precision, and work collaboratively with the rest of the NOVA team throughout the editorial process.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO)
Manage the strategy and scheduling of existing social media accounts and help define the
voice of NOVA's social presence.
Be involved in the editorial process from start to finish: Attend editorial and production
meetings, plan social media and newsletter campaigns to support on-air and digital
programming, and execute those plans to reach new and existing audiences.
Work with editors to write sharp and social-friendly headlines for published content.
Use data to make decisions on how and where to promote content.
Develop NOVA's presence on Instagram, Twitter, and emerging platforms.
Identify key trends in the digital media universe and determine how NOVA's strategies
should adjust accordingly.
Flexible schedule and extended hours are often required.
Other projects and duties, as assigned.
Candidates must possess strong motivational skills, a great attention to detail, commitment to accuracy, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with minimal supervision.
At least 2 4 years of social media experience.
More than 1 year of newsletter experience highly preferred
At least 2 4 years working for a media organization (television and/or film experience preferred).
An understanding of the role and importance of NOVA's programming in the science media landscape.
An interest in working closely with the rest of the team, whether packaging a story for Facebook or pitching ideas at our weekly editorial meeting.
Experience balancing short- and long-term responsibilities and working fast when necessary.
The ability to work across social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and more.
The ability to write clean, clear copy, and the proper instinct in showing voice and nuance as needed.
A desire to work collaboratively on projects and share knowledge and skills with others.
Interest in science television and/or science video is preferred but not required.
In addition to a resume and cover letter, interested candidates should submit a short (300 words
or fewer) memo explaining what digital platforms should be NOVA's top priority in 2018 and
Bachelor's degree required.