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Leo Weekly seeks a digital content editor

March 2, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

We’re seeking to hire a digital editor to guide LEO Weekly’s online presence. That means wearing quite a few hats: You’ll be figuring out what we should cover on our website alongside our editor in chief and then working with our small but mighty editorial team to do some of the writing. You’ll craft slideshows aimed at helping our readers better understand Louisville. And you’ll be the captain of our social media efforts, sharing our work wherever readers may be lurking (Facebook, Reddit, Twitter and whatever grows up to finally replace it).

Interested? We’ve got a few bullet points to help you figure out whether we’d be a good match.

The responsibilities you’ll have

  • Conceiving and writing original articles and slideshows to bring in readers and keep them hooked
  • Commissioning photographers to cover Louisville events as budgets permit
  • Managing social media, using platforms such as Twitter, Facebook/FB stories and Instagram/Instagram stories to connect LEO Weekly content with readers
  • Planning daily and weekly articles to draw people to the site on a regular basis
  • Addressing web, social media, and article complaints from the public in a timely fashion
  • Crafting headlines for digital audiences
  • Working with the editor in chief, achieving pageview, unique visitor and other monthly goals set by the company

The skills we’re looking for

  • Excellent writing and editing skills, with an understanding of the special requirements of writing for the web, such as the use of keywords, hyperlinks, navigation, and the importance of brevity
  • Superior spelling, grammar and punctuation skills
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively and collaboratively
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to identify offbeat, fun, unique, community-focused stories and events for coverage

Salary: $40,000 to $45,000

Email a resume, cover letter and three examples of published work to Sarah Fenske at Questions are also welcome via email.

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