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Specialist or Manager, Marketing Promotion

Specialist or Manager, Audience Development

Opinion Editor

Multimedia Intern

Arts & Culture Intern

About the Forward



Specialist or Manager, Marketing Promotion

The Specialist (or Manager, depending on experience), Marketing Promotion, executes graphic design projects and general marketing programs that drive audience growth, advertising sales, and fundraising efforts for the Forward’s website, print publications and live events. Requiring design expertise, creativity and attention to detail, these assignments offer an opportunity to shine and advance professionally, by conceiving and executing campaigns with winning concepts, copy and design.

The Specialist (or Manager) works as part of a tight-knit Marketing & Audience Development team that takes pride in serving its internal clients’ needs in the fast-paced environment of a news organization. Requiring strong self-direction the position involves frequent interaction with our editors, advertising salespeople, fundraising staff, vendors and partner organizations. The position reports to the Director of Marketing & Audience Development

Responsibilities

  • Design and execute promotional projects involving, print, online banner ads, direct mail, outdoor advertising and merchandise – from concept to completion, ensuring superb quality. (e.g., graphic presentation, copy editing, adherence to brand standards, etc.).
  • Develop original promotion concepts, individually and collaboratively and assist with copywriting.
  • Create original designs for advertisements, mass emails, signs and promotional merchandise.
  • Source compelling photos, illustrations and graphics from stock libraries and other resources.
  • Obtain approvals through an iterative review process with management and/or outside partners.
  • Participate in executing occasional live events, which may take place on evenings or weekends and may require travel.
  • Other tasks assigned by management from time to time.

Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree and three years’ experience in graphic design is strongly preferred, although equivalent combined experience and alternative training will be considered.

Demonstrated ability to manage and take ownership of multiple projects and to meet deadlines with accurate, complete and clean work.

Excellent English writing and proofreading skills.

Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) and Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word); experience with HTML is helpful.

Knowledge of, and continuing interest in, American Jewish culture and community.

Compensation

The Forward offers competitive compensation, commensurate with experience. Benefits include individual and family medical coverage, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, disability and life insurance, vision care, 401(k) plan and generous paid time off.

To Apply

Send your résumé as a .doc or .pdf attachment to search@forward.com with a cover letter and links to samples of your work in the body of your email. Use the subject line “Promotion Specialist 15-0003.”

The Forward Association, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer



Specialist or Manager, Audience Development

The Specialist (or Manager, depending on experience), Audience Development, executes a wide variety of projects to promote the Forward’s digital and print publications, to encourage participation in our events and activities, and to support our advertising sales, fundraising and subscription efforts. Requiring both creativity and attention to detail, these assignments offer an opportunity to shine, and advance professionally, by conceiving and executing campaigns with winning concepts, copy and design.

The Specialist (or Manager) works as part of a tight-knit Marketing & Audience Development team that takes pride in serving its internal clients’ needs in the fast-paced environment of a news organization. The role also encompasses analytic reporting on our audiences, competitors, and markets. The position requires strong self-direction and frequent interaction with our editors, advertising salespeople, fundraising staff, vendors and partner organizations. It reports to the Director of Marketing & Audience Development

Responsibilities

  • Manage promotional projects involving email, print, direct mail, outdoor and merchandise – from concept to completion, ensuring superb quality. (e.g., graphic presentation, copy editing, adherence to brand standards, etc.).
  • Develop original promotion concepts, individually and collaboratively.
  • Write persuasive, focused, error-free copy.
  • Source compelling photos, illustrations, and graphics.
  • Obtain approvals through an iterative review process with management and/or outside partners.
  • Monitor vendors to control the cost, quality and timeliness of design, printing and distribution jobs.
  • Implement barter and co-op agreements with promotional partners, including scheduling and trafficking their advertisements and tracking mutual fulfillment of obligations.
  • Compile and submit weekly print and shipping orders, and verify invoices, for the English Forward and Yiddish Forverts newspapers.
  • Oversee subscription solicitation and renewal efforts by fulfillment, direct mail, and telemarketing vendors; coordinate timely reporting of performance data to senior management.
  • Contact targeted retail partners to increase single-copy newspaper sales.
  • Coordinate logistics to deliver newspapers or other materials to events, retailers and cultural institutions.
  • Participate in executing occasional live events, which may take place on evenings or weekends and may require travel.
  • Other tasks assigned by management from time to time.

Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree and three years’ experience in marketing and graphic design is strongly preferred, although equivalent combined experience and alternative training will be considered.

Excellent English writing and proofreading skills.

Demonstrated ability to manage and take ownership of multiple projects and to meet deadlines with accurate, complete and clean work.

Proficiency and experience using Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) and Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word); experience with HTML is helpful.

Knowledge of, and continuing interest in American Jewish culture and community.

Compensation

Forward offers compensation, commensurate with experience, and excellent benefits including individual and family medical coverage, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, disability and life insurance, vision care, 401(k) plan and generous paid time off.

To Apply

Send your résumé as a .doc or .pdf attachment to search@forward.com , with a cover letter in the body of your email. Use the subject line “Audience Development 15-0002.”

The Forward Association, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer.





Opinion Editor

We are looking for a smart editor with experience in the world of ideas and online opinion to take a leadership position in a small, but legendary, Jewish media outlet.

The Forward’s opinion editor oversees the opinion section of the newspaper and website — the premier forum for conversations about issues in the Jewish world.

From Israeli politics to denominational fights and spiritual explorations, the opinion content should be dynamic and full of tension and voice. The editor’s responsibility is to seek out diverse writers, handle submissions, and edit pieces so that they are compelling and relevant for the Forward’s readers, as well as sourcing shareable and gripping art and illustrations.

This position is for a journalist attuned to the value of the Forward’s historic and respected brand, who cares passionately about ideas and who is always looking for original ways to engage readers on the issues that matter most to those interested in the contemporary Jewish story.

Responsibilities

In addition to soliciting opeds from new contributors, the editor manages the Forward’s weekly columnists, oversees the roster of monthly columnists and helps shape the editorials written by the Forward’s editorial board and editor-in-chief.

The opinion editor is also in charge of creating and managing reader engagement projects that use the interactivity of the Internet to present ideas and promote conversation — such as The Seesaw, an advice column for interfaith families and a new video project aimed at breaking down the lack of understanding between American Jews and Israelis. The editor must think beyond traditional opeds to more innovative ways of presenting fresh, compelling ideas, from initiating online debates to Q&As and illuminating infographics.

Beyond the responsibilities for the opinion sections, the opinion editor is part of the Forward’s leadership team, involved in decisions about content, managing writers, and editing work for other sections, working to increase the reach and influence of the Forward. The editor is also invited to write for the opinion pages and other sections.

Qualifications
At least a Bachelors Degree
3-5 years experience in journalism or similar field
Outstanding writing and editing skills
Experience in team management
Knowledge of the Jewish community a plus

Details
New York City
Full Time
Competitive salary, health benefits

Send resume and cover letter to:
Dan Friedman, managing editor: dfriedman@forward.com,
subject line: 1564 Opinion Editor



Multimedia Intern

The Forward is seeking a talented emerging journalist to serve as a multimedia intern on our digital team. The internship is geared towards students and recent graduates who are self-starters and show initiative in spotting new stories and telling them visually. The intern must be able to synthesize information quickly and accurately. A demonstrated ability to accomplish challenging projects under tight time constraints is key.

The internship may be for pay or for college credit.

Knowledge of contemporary Jewish issues and affairs is a plus but not necessary.

The ideal candidate will have solid video shooting and editing skills. The reporter should be able to spot new stories of Jewish interest not covered in the mainstream media, or find a Jewish angle to those that have been already covered. The intern will receive mentoring by experienced editors and will take part in the same professional opportunities afforded the staff.

Main responsibilities

  • Pitch video stories and blog posts
  • Assist on shoots
  • Assist with video editing
  • Film and edit stories independently (toward the end of the internship)
  • Take still images
  • Write blog posts
  • Increase the Forward’s exposure via social media

The intern should commit to working at least three days a week in the newsroom for a minimum of 10 weeks.

The start date for this internship is flexible. Interested candidates, please send cover letter, resumé and portfolio to Martyna Starosta: starosta@forward.com.

Make sure to check out some of our recent video stories: https://vimeo.com/forward/videos

The Forward Association, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer.



The Arts & Culture Internship

The Forward is seeking a talented, enthusiastic, motivated writer to serve as an intern on our Arts & Culture team. The internship is geared towards students and recent graduates who are self-starters and show initiative in spotting and pursuing stories, have good critical-thinking skills, can synthesize information quickly and accurately, and don’t mind working long hours as part of a team to produce excellent stories. The internship may be for pay or for college credit.

Knowledge of contemporary Jewish issues and affairs and the Jewish arts scene is a plus. The ideal candidate will have had at least one journalism internship. He or she will have good writing and reporting skills and a background in arts and features reporting as well as writing. The internship will consist of a combination of assisting the arts and culture team with administration and research as well as developing stories on your own. The reporter should be able to spot stories of Jewish interest not covered in the mainstream media, or look for uncovered angles in those that do make the MSM. He or she will receive mentoring by experienced editors and will take part in the same professional opportunities afforded the staff.

The Arts & Culture intern will:

  • Write regularly for arts and features sections.
  • Attend art openings, film screenings, concerts, and so forth
  • Master the Forward’s content management system.
  • Contribute to special sections.
  • Post blogs and stories on the Web.
  • Help with proofing of the paper.
  • Write blog posts for The Arty Semite
  • Assist with web production on the blog and arts section
  • Assist with photo research
  • Assist with finding ways to make stories pop online with multimedia

The arts and culture intern will be encouraged to pitch stories for the paper and the blogs. He or she will also be encouraged to blog daily and must commit to working at least three days a week in the newsroom for a minimum of 10 weeks.

Interested candidates, please send a resumé and links or pdf’s for 3 clips to Anna Goldenberg: goldenberg@forward.com.

The Forward Association, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer.



About the Forward

The Forward delivers incisive coverage of the issues, ideas and institutions that matter to American Jews. Its rigorous reporting and balanced commentary on politics, arts and culture have won numerous awards year after year, including repeated recognition by the Society of Professional Journalists.

Founded in 1897 as a Yiddish-language daily, the Forward soon became the most widely read Jewish newspaper anywhere, with a larger circulation in the 1920s than the New York Times. It chronicled the events that affected a population of immigrants eager to take their place in American life, and published regional editions around the country before any other newspaper.

The English Forward was launched as a weekly in 1990. Its perspective on world and national news, and its unparalleled coverage of Jewish arts and culture, have made it the most influential nationwide Jewish media outlet today. More than half a million readers visit forward.com each month for award-winning news, thoughtful commentary, and captivating videos. And more than 40,000 subscribers receive e-newsletters that highlight the latest stories and areas of special interest like Arts & Entertainment and Food & Drink.

The Forward has always been a nonprofit association and is supported by the contributions of its readers.