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Managing Editor, Feet in 2 Worlds

We are looking for a dynamic and versatile multi-media journalist to join our team. Feet in 2 Worlds is a small but powerful organization focused on telling the stories of today’s immigrants, and helping journalists from immigrant backgrounds improve their skills and reach new audiences on public radio and the web. The managing editor is involved in a wide range of activities including planning, assigning and editing stories for our on-line magazine, supporting and mentoring journalists in the Fi2W fellowship program, overseeing our social media streams, planning live events and workshops, and working with our media partners in public radio, print and online journalism.

Founded in 2004, Feet in 2 Worlds offers fellowships and workshops to both established and emerging immigrant journalists, and produces stories and podcasts. Areas of special interest include: telling immigrant food stories, politics from the perspective of immigrant voters, arts and culture in immigrant communities, and the connection between migration and climate change.

Feet in 2 Worlds is based at the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School in New York City.

The managing editor is a part-time position (20 hours per week). We are hiring initially for a period of three to four months, with the potential for on-going employment. The managing editor may work remotely or at The Center for New York City Affairs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include

  • Contribute ideas for all aspects of the project in all its forms: reported stories, social media content, workshops and live events.
  • Work with and provide support to journalists from a range of backgrounds and a range of journalism experience to produce content for Fi2W and our media partners.
  • Edit stories in a variety of formats (text, audio, multi-media and video) for content, clarity, style and accuracy.
  • Work with our media partners on the development of reporting projects and to expand the audience for stories produced by Fi2W.
  • Develop original content for Fi2W.org, the Fi2W podcast, and social media.
  • Administrative tasks as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • At least five years’ experience in a fast-paced, idea-driven media environment.
  • Demonstrated engagement with issues of importance to immigrant communities.
  • Superb writing skills showing originality and creativity – experience writing for broadcast strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency with audio recording, microphones and recorders, and audio editing in Audition and/or ProTools.
  • Production experience with multimedia (image and/or video) preferred.
  • Experience working with freelancers in an editorial capacity preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with a range of social media platforms and awareness of new platforms.
  • Creative problem-solving in editing stories and interviews.
  • Familiarity with content management systems (basic knowledge of HTML preferred).
  • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken.
  • Proficiency in multiple languages preferred.
  • Effective time-management and ability to produce excellent work on deadline.
  • Ability to collaborate closely with others and thrive in a team environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

To apply please send a cover letter, your resume and samples of your work to Contact@feetin2worlds.org. Include the words “Fi2W Managing Editor” in the subject line of your email.

 

 

Politics

Job Opportunity at Fi2W- Bilingue Editor, Election App for Latino Millennials

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Feet in 2 Worlds is looking for a bilingual editor/multimedia journalist to coordinate our election coverage focused on young Latino voters. We’re developing a mobile app called VOTO2016 that will engage Latino millennials in the 2016 presidential election. The app will have a stream of original and curated content including news stories and analysis of the candidates and the issues. VOTO2016 will feature short sharable videos and will be in both Spanish and English.

Work with an award-winning news organization on a unique public service journalism project.

The editor will work with Fi2W staff and the app developers to help set the editorial tone for  VOTO2016 and will be the main point person for acquiring original content and curating content from a wide range of news sources. The editor may also write and produce video content for the app.

An opportunity for an energetic and highly creative multimedia journalist. We’re looking for someone willing to experiment with new ways to engage potential voters who are part of a pivotal segment of the U.S. electorate.

Specific requirements:

  •      Multimedia skills, especially video production for the Web.
  •      Fluent in Spanish and English.
  •      Previous experience covering elections and/or government in the U.S.
  •      Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of journalists, producers, app developers and partners in media and the non-profit sector.
  •      Must be located in or close to New York City.

This is a temporary position that will last through the November election.

To apply please send your resume, a cover letter and three examples of your work to contact@feetin2worlds.org.

Application deadline: Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Check out the event that kicked off our 2016 campaign coverage here.

Fi2W is supported by the David and Katherine Moore Family Foundation, the Ralph E. Odgen Foundation, the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation, an anonymous donor and readers like you. Additional funding for VOTO2016 comes from a crowd source campaign on Beacon.