Careers with JNS

JNS is always looking to recruit quality team members. The following career opportunities are now available:

news editor

• Supervise the editorial department composed of nearly a dozen editors and freelancers as well as coordination with contributors to editorials.
• Assign daily newscasts, stories and reports on Middle Eastern and Jewish topics.
• Coordinate with writers on assignment topics, story expectations, story length and due date. Help writers conduct interviews and/or contact PR firms or partner firms.
• Receive stories from writers, perform first review, edit content and grammar as needed, and file for copy editing.
• In conjunction with the Editor-in-Chief, provide feedback to the Editor on the story as required.
• Publish the story to the website, including final review of the story for any content or grammar issues.
• Design story layout including title, subtitle and images. Tag relevant topics. Publish and place on the home page of the site.
• Monitor daily news and breaking news as well as oversee the development of the editorial calendar for seasonal content and long-term stories.
● Develop and write larger stories, including interviews with experts and analysts in the field.
● Maintained and advanced relationships with a portfolio of publishers of over 50 client publications as well as dozens of public relations firms and Jewish organizations.
● Compiled and distributed the daily newsletter (the old and the new Daily Syndicate).
● Updated the Press+ page with the best articles and featured sections, sent the Press+ newsletter to subscribers.
● Maintain and update website and occasional social media posts throughout the day.

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copy editor

• Fully proofread and edit an ongoing amount of op-ed submissions, review/news/reportage articles, press releases, podcasts/videos/related articles, and aggregated content in a timely manner.
• Screen opinion submissions for acceptability and originality.
• Fact checking, source checking and plagiarism checking as required by each story.
• Publish edited opinion articles to JNS.org CMS system (WordPress), including all related functions: adding/tagging authors to system with bio and headshot; find accompanying photos from authoritative and/or authorized sources; use topics/tags; links to recent and relevant JNS news in articles; liaise with submitting authors and send article URL immediately after publication.
• Help recruit high-quality authors to submit original opinion pieces through JNS.
• Report to multiple supervisors, including the Jerusalem Bureau Chief (submissions), the Editor-in-Chief (style), and the Editor-in-Chief (final word on editorial decisions).
• Works closely with the Jerusalem Office News Desk Editor.
• Submit one original opinion piece per week.
• Occasionally submit online JNS newsletters if requested.
• Participate in editorial meetings.
• Publish published articles on various JNS social media channels.
• Provide redundancy capability for the Jerusalem Bureau Editor or US Opinion Editor as required.

Editor qualifications/skills:
• Solid editorial experience and proofreading skills
• Experience adhering to editorial and technical style guides
• Strong oral and written communication
• Comfortable with frequent contact between functions and senior management

Education, experience and licensing requirements:
• 5+ years of demonstrated excellence in content creation or editing, including online publishing
• Experience with WordPress, Mailchimp and related content management tools

Editor / Reporter

• Write news briefs
• Write comprehensive news and analysis with at least 2 citations from original sources
• Cover update office shifts

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Digital Marketing Associate

The Digital Marketing Associate will report directly to the Director of Marketing.

• Contribute to and execute a results-driven marketing and social media strategy
• Execute all digital marketing including SEO and PPC campaigns
• Design, build and maintain our presence on social networks
• Measure and report performance of all digital marketing campaigns, and evaluate against KPI targets
• Maintain a unified brand voice across various social media channels
• Monitor digital marketing and social media channels for industry trends
• Brainstorm creative new growth strategies
• Engage with users and respond to social media posts, requests and comments.
• Collaborate with internal teams to create landing pages and optimize user experience on social networks

Qualifications/Skills Coordinator:
• Proactive
• Awareness of news
• Self-motivated with a creative touch
• Passion for social media and mastery of major social media platforms and social media management tools
• Proficiency with video and photo editing tools, Canva, digital media formats and HTML an asset
• Excellent social listening skills
• Ability to understand historical, current and future trends in the digital content and social media space
• Strong writing and editing skills
• Excellent oral and verbal communication skills
• Impeccable time management skills with the ability to multi-task
• Detail-oriented approach with ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines Training and experience

Terms:
• Degree in a relevant field, an advantage
• 3 years of experience in B2C digital marketing and social media
• Direct experience with social media management tools (Hootsuite, Sprinklr) an advantage
• Experience with targeted Google Ads, Facebook Ads and third-party ad platforms
• Experience with digital media editing tools an asset

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If you don’t see a suitable job listed here, why not send us your CV to [email protected] with a cover letter explaining why your skills would benefit JNS.

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