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The Texas Observer seeks a web editor

In January of 2010, The Texas Observer experienced an exciting transformation with the redesign of both our magazine and website. With a more modern and colorful way to reach our readers, we’ve more than doubled our web traffic and are looking for a Web Editor to assist us in expanding our online presence.

Duties include but are not limited to:

• Collaborate with technical contractors for site redesign and ongoing maintenance.

• Daily posting and maintenance of all web content.

• Assign, manage and edit web-only content and promote timely/breaking-news pieces.

• Collaborate with our multimedia editor to design web packages including flash, video, photo galleries and soundslides.

• Manage social media and monitor analytics.

• Cultivate op-ed/freelance pieces and content-sharing contracts.

• Manage iPad app

Previous web editing/management experience in a newsroom setting is preferred. Qualified applicants may send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] Please put Web Editor in the subject line.

Benefits include: health/dental insurance, paid holidays and generous vacation/sick leave

Application deadline: August 15th, 5:00pm

Forrest Wilder, a native of Wimberley, Texas, is associate editor of the Observer. Forrest specializes in environmental reporting and runs the “Forrest for the Trees” blog. Forrest has appeared on Democracy Now!, The Rachel Maddow Show and numerous NPR stations. His work has been mentioned by The New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, Time magazine and many other state and national publications. Other than filing voluminous open records requests, Forrest enjoys fishing, kayaking, gardening and beer-league softball. He holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin.