Digital Editor

  • Contract
  • Part Time
  • Anywhere
  • 9000 USD / Year

The Western Wayne News seeks to hire a part-time digital editor to manage and grow our online publications, and to cultivate the connections we make with our readers, subscribers and community using our website and social media.

The digital editor’s primary responsibility is to ensure that our award-winning reporting and community coverage is organized and shared in a timely, effective, engaging way through publishing of online stories, in our email newsletters and on our various social media channels, all while maintaining a consistent voice and adhering to our high editorial and journalistic standards.

The role requires proficiency with a variety of tools and technologies including web-based content management systems (WordPress or similar), graphic design (Photoshop, Canva or similar), photography, video and audio production and distribution best practices, email newsletters (Mailchimp or similar), social media audience engagement, search engine optimization and collaborative office software (Google Docs and Sheets or similar).

A typical week working as a digital editor could include:

  • Formatting and publishing news articles on our website to present text, images, video and audio in a compelling, accessible way
  • Composing summaries and overviews of news articles for use in social media posts and email newsletters
  • Scheduling and monitoring social media posts
  • Sending and monitoring email newsletters
  • Preparing, publishing and promoting podcast episodes and related content and images
  • Engaging with our social media audiences to maximize awareness and distribution of content on our website
  • Reviewing and monitoring analytics and trends, preparing summaries, and providing guidance on future changes or initiatives informed by these data sources

An ideal digital editor:

  • Has at  least one year of experience working in a similar role at a journalistic or community publication
  • Is detail-oriented, resourceful and well organized
  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Relishes the opportunity to try out and explore new technologies
  • Enjoys using tools to increase efficiency and effectiveness
  • Has patience, grace, and a sense of humor

This role can be performed in our Cambridge City, Indiana office, remotely, or as a hybrid of in-person and remote. The role requires some availability during our business hours, but can mostly be performed asynchronously. The role can be part-time or contract-based depending on a candidate’s availability and working location.

We expect this position to require 5 to 10 hours per week, with opportunities to expand the role over time.

The part-time salary for this position is $9,000/year. The contract/hourly equivalent would be calculated based on the expected hours worked and employment type. (This is a good-faith estimate of what we expect to pay for this position. The final salary figure or hourly rate will take into account a person’s experience, accomplishment and location. Civic Spark Media is committed to paying its staff equitably, and this range should not be considered a career salary limit or cap.)

For the version of the position where an employee works in our Cambridge City, Indiana office, work is performed in an office environment and requires the ability to operate standard office equipment and keyboards. Must have the ability to stand for extended periods of time, to lift and carry parcels, packages and other items up to 20 pounds, and to walk short distances. The role requires close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.

For the version of the position where someone is working remotely, you must have access to a quiet place to perform work and access to a reliable, high speed internet connection.

We provide orientation and training for all of our roles.

Ready to apply? Learn more about our hiring process.