We're hiring a part-time
Audience Engagement Manager
The Pudding is hiring a part-time audience engagement manager, the first in the publication’s history, to amplify the reach and impact of its data journalism. The person in this role will develop and enact targeted outreach strategies that will introduce our projects to the communities for whom they will matter the most, and continue to cultivate a passionate readership. In service of this goal, approaches may include: posting original and remixed content on social media, curating our regular newsletter, interacting with our Patreon supporters, partnering with media entities, collaborating with civil society organizations, and experimenting with new ways to grow and engage the audience.
The right candidate will be a creative and savvy thinker who understands internet subcultures and communities, and knows how to communicate effectively with them. They should be skilled at both copywriting and design.
The Audience Engagement Manager will report to the Managing Director and, as needed, the Studio Director.
The vision of The Pudding is to explain ideas debated in culture that are too complex for prose. Some of the most debated topics get lost in “too long; didn’t read” 10,000-word articles. Visual storytelling makes ideas more accessible—or so goes the adage “a picture is worth a thousand words.” By wielding original datasets, primary research, and interactivity, we try to inform and entertain.
You’ll work alongside a team that has won a Peabody Award for digital journalism, Gold, Silver and Bronze from the Society for News Design, Data journalism site of the year from the Global Editors Network, and General Excellence at the Online Journalism Awards.
You can read more about our mission and values here, and as a member of The Pudding you will help guide them.
Our business is financially viable, bootstrapped, and profitable, with most revenue generated via our sister visualization agency, Polygraph (read more about this relationship here).
Working with the editorial team, the person in this role will:
We do not expect you to check all of these boxes, but the right candidate should be skilled in most:
We're a scrappy team that values the work that we do just as much as the process and people behind it. We're part journalism organization (we tell stories) and part start-up (we innovate and experiment quickly), but we also care about each other's work/life balance beyond the product. You might enjoy working here if:
This is a part-time contract position that will be paid $42/hr. We expect the position to work around 10–15 hours per week.
The position is remote-friendly, although we will ask that you be available during standard ET work hours. If you’re worried you’re not qualified, we encourage you to take the leap and apply anyway!
The Pudding is an equal opportunity workplace and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Want to help us break through the noise? Fill out the application here.
Please also fill out our anonymous Diversity, Equity and Inclusion form here, so we can better track who we are reaching.
We will begin reviewing applications the week of April 11, 2022, and will review them on an on-going basis until the role is filled. We expect to fill the position by June 2022.