Get to Know American University
At American University we value open and honest inquiry, servant
leadership, and the affirmation of the human dignity of all. We
envision a thriving AU community where individuals of all
identities and experiences are understood, appreciated, and fully
included, and where equitable treatment, opportunities, and
Our diverse community of students, faculty, and staff represent
every state and more than 150 countries. Our internationally
recognized faculty are today's thought leaders in the areas of
public policy, law, the arts, communications, international
development, and more. Our staff are innovative, service-oriented,
and dedicated to moving the university towards achieving its
strategic goals. We are committed to an excellent experience for
all of our students, faculty and staff and share a passion for
creating change through our knowledge and our work.
Learn more about American University by clicking here .
About the Department/Unit
WAMU 88.5 is the leading public radio station in the greater
Washington, D.C. area, and DCist is our digital outlet for local
news. We provide in-depth and enterprise reporting alongside
essential daily news and information that aims to reflect and serve
the diverse communities of our region. We believe in news as a
public service and put our current and future audience at the
center of our work.
The Engagement Producer serves as the primary producer and
strategist for engagement-focused initiatives for the regional
newsroom, including the daily newsletter, bi-weekly membership
newsletter, and events. The Engagement Producer is a partner to and
primary backup for the Audience Producer, and contributes to WAMU
and DCist’s presences on social media (Twitter, Facebook,
Instagram). This position effectively uses analytics tools to make
data-informed decisions about story promotion, new initiatives, and
experimental content, while seeking new ways to identify audience
needs, meet community members where they are and incorporate their
perspectives into the newsroom’s work. This position reports to the
Managing Editor, Digital and collaborates with other Audience team
members, as needed, to support additional engagement and digital
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
- Engage audiences:Collaborate with reporters and editors
to creatively engage the community around individual stories,
projects, and other initiatives; identify ways to connect with the
audiences and members of WAMU and DCist where they are. Plan and
execute engagement initiatives in collaboration with Managing
Editor, Audience; Marketing department; or other team members, as
- Manage social platforms and presence:In conjunction with
the Audience Producer, write and schedule posts for official DCist
and WAMU social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).
- Produce newsletters:Serve as the primary producer of a
daily local newsletter. Write and produce biweekly membership
newsletter (every two weeks) as well as future newsletter products
currently in development.
- Conduct research and analysis: Research news events,
developing discussions, and trends worthy of news and social media
coverage. Work in collaboration with Growth Editor to translate
research and analytics information into actionable insights for the
newsroom, particularly as it relates to engagement projects.
Required Education and Experience
- Full Time - 35 hours/week.
- Sr. Coordinator/Analyst A
- This is a union-eligible position.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent
- 3-5 years of relevant experience
- 3-5 years’ experience writing or producing social media and/or
engag ement work in a professional journalism environment.
- Ability to write in a creative, conversational, and distinctive
voice while still maintaining accuracy and adhering to editorial
- Strong editorial judgment
- Understanding of established and emerging engagement strategies
and social media platforms .
- Attention to detail and the ability to copy-edit quickly.
- Understanding of, or willingness to learn, how to use analytics
to guide editorial decision-making.
- Creativity and a comfort level with experimentation
- A collaborative and team-focused attitude
- Hiring offers contingent upon successful completion of a
- To ensure the health and safety of our community AU requires
COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty and staff. Click here to learn
more about our health and safety directive.
- Please note this job description is not designed to cover or
contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or
responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with
or without notice.
AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching
retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their
families, several leadership development certificates, and has been
recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly
worksite.Click here to learn about American University's unique
benefit options .
Current American University Employees
If you are a current employee at American University, please log
intoAsuccessfulU through themyAU portal . Once in AsuccessfulU,
please select the Careers tile which will take you to our internal
For more information or assistance with the American University
careers site, email email@example.com .
American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and
regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy),
age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal
appearance, gender identity and expression, family
responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran
status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases
under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its
programs and activities.
Nearest Major Market: