MediaNews Group, Inc.

Engagement Editor

Job Locations US-CA-San Jose
Posted Date 1 month ago(9/17/2020 5:46 PM)
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The Bay Area News Group, which includes The Mercury News and East Bay Times, is located in one of America’s most lively, interesting, beautiful and challenging metropolitan areas. We are looking for an editor who will be responsible for using newsletters and social media to grow and more deeply engage our audience. The editor will produce our popular Morning Report and other newsletters and assist with social media and other audience engagement efforts. The job requires excellent news judgment, a writing style that connects with a newsletter and social audience and facility with digital storytelling and social media practices, tools and analytics. Prior experience producing a newsletter, handling social posts and working in a newsroom are major pluses. #LI-RL1



  • Select stories and photos to feature in the Morning Report newsletter, as well as help to conceive and/or produce other newsletters to serve new and existing audiences.
  • Write the newsletter with a voice that engages the audience, increases the open and click-through rates and drives incremental traffic that leads to subscriber acquisition and retention.
  • Employ analytics to determine what content performs best in newsletters and work with the audience team leadership to set goals and uses data to inform decisions that meet those goals.
  • Communicate findings to the rest of the audience team and broader newsroom.
  • Assist with the audience team social media efforts, including posting to company social accounts, and other tasks as needed.
  • Help the newsroom leadership improve its newsletter strategy and, as needed, provides training for other staff members involved with newsletter writing and production.
  • Other duties may include website production, including managing the homepage, handling mobile and desktop push alerts, and other tasks as needed.


  • Posses any combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities as described.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and an ability to work with people at all levels and across departments and divisions.
  • Communicates effectively in both oral and written form.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and evenings, as required.
  • Physical considerations: This job involves using a computer and mobile devices, and related peripherals.
  • Ability to work on deadline in a 24/7 news environment in one of the nation’s most competitive media markets. Speed of performance and accuracy is crucial. 
  • Ability to develop and execute projects in a timely fashion with little or no supervision. 
  • Self-starting and self-monitoring.



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