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Monday, August 27, 2012

Jewfolk Media - Editor/Community Manager


Jewfolk Media, Inc. is seeking a highly-motivated individual with experience and passion for blogging, micro-blogging (think Facebook and Twitter) and community participation leadership to be the Editor and Community Manager for TC Jewfolk. This role is a part-time paid position, with great flexibility. This is a job for someone who resides in the Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area.  The Editor reports to the Jewfolk Media Board of Directors, and will work closely with the President of the Board, Leora Maccabee Itman.

TC Jewfolk is a multi-author daily online magazine and virtual communal space primarily aimed at young Jewish adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota.  TC Jewfolk publishes news, commentary and creative expression and strives to create conversations and connections within the greater Minneapolis and St. Paul Jewish community and beyond.  Jewfolk Media, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Minnesota nonprofit whose sole current project is TC Jewfolk.

This position is made possible through the generosity of Kathrine E. and Louis F. Hill, a sustaining gift from the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, a grant from the George Kaplan Memorial Fund, and contributions from our community of donors.

TC Jewfolk’s Editor/Community Manager will be responsible for:

1. Content Creation & Curation
Overseeing content for TCJewfolk.com by:
·         Developing and managing an editorial calendar
·         Overseeing and mentoring a team of volunteer bloggers (reviewing/editing submissions, communicating with writers to suggest and solicit articles, set up regular one-on-one meetings and/or phone calls with writers to develop their writing and/or marketing efforts)
·         Growing the content team by recruiting new writers (both ongoing and guest writers)
·         Developing and strengthening relationships with local and national Jewish organizations to recruit guest posts and writers from those organizations on issues, opportunities, and events of interest to the organizations
·         Maintaining the TC Jewfolk online Jewish events calendar and forums (currently Job and Housing/Bulletin boards)

2. Social media outreach
Managing and growing TC Jewfolk’s presence through Twitter, Facebook, and other strategically relevant online properties (such as guest posting on sister sites, etc).

3. Events and Community Relations
·         Maintaining established relationships with Jewish communal organizations and cultivating new opportunities for partnerships
·         Regularly attending key Jewish community events on behalf of the organization to cultivate new writers, readers, advertisers, and donors.  Estimated attendance should be 4-8 events per month.
·         Working with local Jewish organizations to co-sponsor key Jewish community events
·         Engaging in outreach to the affiliated and unaffiliated including through synagogue 20s and 30s groups (such as those at Adath, Beth El, Temple of Aaron, Mount Zion, etc), and innovative relationship-building opportunities.
·         Planning approximately four yearly get-togethers for all of TC Jewfolk’s writers
·         Organizing an annual event to showcase Twin Cities Jewish organizations and expose Twin Cities young Jews to their programming, events, and opportunities.

4. Analytics
Using Google Analytics and other measurement tools to provide reports on metrics, and continually find ways to improve on those metrics through testing and new initiatives

5. Advertising, Fundraising and Marketing
·         Soliciting and managing onsite sponsorship ads (small commission available per ad secured)
·         Participating in local fundraising drives and other donor and foundation solicitation
·         Assisting in the development of creative and effective ways to market TC Jewfolk to young Twin Cities Jews, including through social media, and the sale on the website, at local businesses, and at Jewish events of TC Jewfolk merchandise.

Other duties as assigned. This position is part time, with the expected time commitment of 15-20 hours per week.  There is no Jewfolk Media or TC Jewfolk office, so the person in this position will be expected to work remotely.

Qualifications and Experience

The 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; plus experience of and passion for the Twin Cities Jewish community.

      Strong writing and editorial skills
      Effective communication and interpersonal skills
      Creativity and interest in seeking new professional challenges
      Strong management and leadership skills
      Demonstrated ability to manage details, solve problems, and follow through on assignments with a minimum of direct supervision.
      Models a personal commitment to the Jewish community and Jewish values
      Flexibility for evening events and other professional commitments
      Demonstrated immersion in social media
      Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines
      Self-starter and independent worker
      Wordpress/blogging experience and knowledge/experience with HTML/CSS, a plus
      Knowledge of social media analytics and Google Analytics, a plus
      Journalism, event planning, marketing, and/or communications experience, a plus.
      Bachelor’s Degree required

How to apply:

By September 20th, please submit cover letter, resume, and two recent relevant writing samples under 1000 words (writing samples can be personal or professional but should reflect a conversational writing style) to Leora Maccabee Itman, President of Jewfolk Media, Inc. Send via e-mail to editor@tcjewfolk.com. 

If further samples of your writing are available online, please provide us with a link to those articles and/or your portfolio.

For more information on this position, see http://www.tcjewfolk.com.  AA/EEO