Editor and Engagement Coordinator for Cincy Jewfolk

Jewfolk, Inc. (the parent organization for TC Jewfolk and Cincy Jewfolk) is seeking an Editor and Engagement Coordinator for Cincy Jewfolk. This position will begin as a part-time (approximately 30 hours/week), work-from-home position for a Cincinnati-based candidate responsible for content creation and management, as well as relationship-building with individuals and families in the community. This position will work closely with the full Jewfolk staff, particularly the Associate Editor and Editor, and will work collaboratively with the Jewfolk, Inc. Executive Director, who is leading the Cincy Jewfolk project.

Job Responsibilities

Content Creation, Curation, and Distribution
Responsible for planning, creating, editing and publishing information for Cincy Jewfolk, its corresponding newsletters and social sites, and any sub-sites:

  • Write, report, and publish frequently – generally at least one new piece per day, not including Shabbat and holidays – including covering community events
  • Assist Jewfolk, Inc. editorial leadership in developing and managing editorial calendar
  • Recruit contract writers and content developers (both ongoing and guest writers)
  • Select and edit photos and create graphics for editorial use
  • Create and send weekly email newsletter(s)
  • Ensure functionality and positive user experience of Cincy Jewfolk’s properties
  • Report regularly on metrics (IRL and URL), and continually work to improve those metrics through testing and new initiatives. Plan content with the goal of driving visitors and engagement
  • Occasionally and where appropriate, assist Jewfolk, Inc. staff in soliciting sponsored content and refer clients to FolkMedia
  • Assist in the development of creative and effective ways to market Cincy Jewfolk to Cincinnati Jews, particularly through relevant content aimed at the target audiences of young adults, interfaith families, and young families

Outreach and Engagement

  • Implement Jewfolk’s Engagement relationship-based/human-centered engagement model to provide opportunities/platforms for community members to develop one-on-one relationships, build leadership skills, and connect more deeply. This model builds 1:1 and communal relationships. It connects individuals to the Jewish opportunities and meaning they are looking for, or supports them creating their own innovative project where none exist
  • Social listening – ‘ear to the ground’ both online and IRL to find conversations that can spark content for Cincy Jewfolk (articles, podcasts, surveys) and/or IRL events or gatherings that folks want to have, and move those conversations into the appropriate spaces
  • Work with clergy and other Jewish professionals on articles/podcasts to connect them to our online community
  • Track data on all programs for engagement level and impact through online analytics tools, surveys, and other qualitative and quantitative measurement tools
  • Hold at least two 1:1s each month with new/unengaged people (approximately 25 per year)
  • Network building with peer professionals in engagement positions for integration/alignment opportunities

Social Media/Digital Engagement

  • Together with Jewfolk’s Community Engagement Manager, assist with daily management of Cincy Jewfolk’s social media properties
  • Regular management of Cincy Jewfolk’s microcommunities/social media groups – establish new groups as appropriate/needed, grow new and existing groups for the community

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Marketing, Communications, or related field required
  • At least one year experience in journalism and/or management of digital media
  • Strong writing and editorial skills with excellent news judgment
  • Demonstrated social media skills
  • Ability to create and/or edit and select photos, graphics and illustrations in Photoshop, Illustrator, Canva, or similar programs
  • WordPress experience and knowledge of/experience with multiple online tools a plus (Slack, Google Analytics, Canva, Mailchimp, Google suite, AirTable/Monday)

Desired Attributes – The best candidate for this position will have:

  • Ability to think strategically, and cultivate trusting relationships with team and community partners, and an awareness of community organizing and social media as strategies to create Jewish moments and connections
  • Experience with and demonstrated passion/enthusiasm for the Cincinnati Jewish community
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, outstanding organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines
  • Creativity and interest in seeking new professional challenges 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage details, solve problems, and follow through on assignments with a minimum of direct supervision
  • Strong familiarity with the Jewish community, culture, and traditions

More About this Position

This position as described is grant-funded for 30 hours. It is the goal and hope of Jewfolk, Inc. that this position will evolve into a full-time position over the course of the next two years; the candidate selected for this position will be empowered to work together with the Jewfolk, Inc. staff to achieve that goal through future revenue generation opportunities (ads, corporate sponsorships, media packages, adding FolkMedia clients, etc).

Candidates should have the flexibility to attend evening events on occasion. 

What we can offer you

Compensation: This position has a salary range of $30,000-$32,000 for the ¾ time role

Benefits for all employees include:

  • Flexibility in working hours and style
  • Generous PTO policy that includes all legal and Jewish holidays in addition to ample time off
  • Mileage reimbursement and cell phone stipend
  • Up to 3% match for SIMPLE IRA
  • Creative freedom, support, and thought partnering
  • Opportunity to work with an innovative organization
  • Highly collaborative and fun team, visionary board leadership, and a chance to really shape Cincy Jewfolk for the community!

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three to four relevant writing samples that are personal or professional, reflecting a conversational writing style and/or reported journalism to Libby Goldstein Parker, Executive Director of Jewfolk, Inc. Send via email to [email protected]. Alternatively, if samples of your content are available online, please provide us with a link to those articles and/or your portfolio.

Application Timeline

  • Submit your resume by Feb. 17, 2023
  • First-round interviews will be conducted via Zoom between Feb. 20-28, 2023
  • Second-round interviews will be conducted the week of March 6, 2023 (format TBD)
  • We hope to make a hire by mid-March 2023 and bring that new hire to the Twin Cities at that time for training

Jewfolk, Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer. Equal employment has been and continues to be both Jewfolk’s policy and practice. Our policy of equal employment opportunity is to recruit, hire, train, promote, and base all other employment decisions without regard to gender, race, color, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected status.

We encourage those who are unsure if they meet the job requirements but are excited about being the face of Jewfolk in Cincinnati to apply. The hiring committee will consider candidates with non-traditional experience.