Social Media & Digital Writer/Editorial Assistant

Social Media & Digital Writer/Editorial Assistant at NPR

$ $60,000 a year


A thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization, NPR produces award-winning news, information, and music programming in partnership with hundreds of independent public radio stations across the nation. The NPR audience values information, creativity, curiosity, and social responsibility – and our employees do too. We are innovators and leaders in diverse fields, from journalism and digital media to IT and development. Every day, our employees and member stations touch the lives of millions worldwide.

NPR’s flagship morning show and podcast are looking for a skilled digital journalist to define and shape its online presence. The Social Media & Digital Writer is responsible for creating accurate, timely, engaging content for the Morning Edition Liveblog and social media platforms. The Liveblog and social presence complements and extends the sensibility of our broadcast show for NPR’s digital audiences. The ideal person for this role has strong news judgment and can multitask effortlessly. They can act in the moment - pivoting, as news demands, from a general-interest blog to a topic-specific one. NPR is committed to meeting our audience wherever they are, and the Morning Edition Social Media and Digital Strategist is a vital part of that mission.

This shift works 5:00 am to 2:00 pm ET, Monday through Friday.


  • Write for the web & social with speed, accuracy, voice, nuance and curiosity
  • Tackle multiple short web and social posts daily, all written conversationally and with a digital audience in mind
  • Show flexibility in priorities and subject matter under tight deadlines. You could be covering everything from international news to major cultural events in the US
  • Collaborate regularly with colleagues across broadcast and digital news to make sure our reporting is properly vetted and presented on the blog
  • Ensure that all posts meet NPR News standards and practices, including standards of accuracy, fairness, honesty and impartiality
  • Develop and share social best practices with the Morning Edition staff
  • Handle shifts as assigned, including weekends and holidays, working on deadline and under pressure


EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in journalism, or a writing-intensive discipline (or the equivalent combination of education and experience)


  • Experience managing digital and/or social media channels for a major news/media brand and demonstrated ability to participate in, contribute to and grow online communities.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Quality decision making and attention to detail
  • Familiarity with navigating a variety of content management systems
  • Ability and willingness to work varied shifts and alter schedule as needed
  • Ability to document internal processes and analyze audience data
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously under stringent timeframes and changing priorities/conditions
  • Ability to both work independently and collaborate with others


  • Familiarity with social video and digital video editing production

This position is covered under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement with SAG-AFTRA. The minimum salary for this position is $60,000.00

Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you. All applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered.

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NPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NPR is committed to being an inclusive workplace that welcomes diverse and unique perspectives, all working toward the same goal – to create a more informed public. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, religious belief, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, lactation, and reproductive health decisions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, transgender status, gender non-conforming status, intersex status, sexual stereotypes, nationality, citizenship status, personal appearance, marital status, family status, family responsibilities, military status, veteran status, mental and physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, genetic characteristics of yourself or a family member, political views and affiliation, unemployment status, protective order status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law.

Published 2021-10-28

NPR looks for a Social Media & Digital Writer/Editorial Assistant in Washington, DC 20002 location.

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