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Politico seeks engagement editor

September 28, 2020

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Politico is looking for a creative and motivated journalist to grow its audience, push innovation and make its journalism shine off-platform.

This job requires a strong newsroom background and a talent for finding unique and captivating ways to tell a story and engage niche audiences.


  • Develop and launch engagement and off-platform projects to build community, grow audience and create an accessible newsroom informed by readers
  • Create social, engagement and distribution plans around enterprise projects and other top editorial priorities
  • Craft multi-platform coverage plans for major political events, including producing live, on-the-ground social storytelling
  • Analyze metrics, competitive performance and industry trends to help guide off-platform evolution
  • Train and work with reporters and editors across the newsroom on best practices for social storytelling and engagement strategy


  • At least three years of newsroom experience in social, engagement strategy or audience development (preference given to political journalism shops)
  • Impeccable news judgment and attention to detail¬†and creativity skills
  • A collaborative attitude
  • Ability to digest off-platform metrics and deliver recommendations to shape strategy and editing experience is a plus, but not required

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