Closing date: May 31st
The Times has been at the forefront of digital journalism within the UK media industry and publishes fantastic journalism across a range of platforms.
The Times are looking for a Community Moderator & Editorial Assistant to help develop and implement The Times’ reader engagement strategy and promote our journalism to new audiences.
The main tasks of this role include:
• Moderation of user comments on http://www.thetimes.co.uk
• Investigating user reports of inappropriate content and accurate recording of content removal.
• Engage with subscribers and stimulate debate and discussion on the site
• Managing day to day updating of social media accounts in line with The Times’ social media strategy
• Monitor mentions of The Times across social media, working closely with the Marketing and Customer Liaison teams
• Report into daily digital conference
• Referring news leads and good user comments to our dedicated editorial team
• Help compile monthly reports to measure engagement
• Involvement with longer term campaigns (ie Cities fit for Cycling) and planning for one off events (e.g. Olympics)
To be considered for this role, you should have a good news sense and an interest in online communities and how they work. You must be familiar with social networks, be keen to learn and motivated to contribute ideas.
The candidate must be eligible to work in the UK without any limitations or constraints on their stay and be willing to undergo a Criminal Records Bureau check (CRB full disclosure). The role is based in Wapping, London and involves working overnight.
Experience in managing communities and social media channels is favourable but not essential.
Basic training in media law will be provided.
To apply, please email CV with covering letter.
Deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 31st May 2013. The candidate must be available for interview the week commencing Monday 3rd June 2013.