Job titles of tomorrow — today!

Gone are the days when news organizations had just copy editors and page designers. Nowadays there are newsroom titles like digital optimizer, audience analyst and executive mobile editor. As social media platforms have evolved so have job titles, along with the tools journalists use to communicate with audiences. In this series, RJI will learn more about these titles and the people who hold them.

Most recent story

What is a senior editor for growth and emerging platforms?
February 14, 2017

Christine Roberts is the senior editor for growth and emerging platforms at The Huffington Post. She spends a great deal of her time leading audience engagement efforts on messaging apps like Facebook Messenger, Viber and Line.

Gone are the days when news organizations had just copy editors and page designers. Today, there are newsroom titles like digital optimizer, audience analyst and executive mobile editor. As social media platforms have evolved so have job titles, along with the tools journalists use to communicate with audiences. In this series, RJI will learn more about these titles and the people who hold them.

Read more...

  • What is a Facebook Live editor?

    Job titles of tomorrow!
    What is a Facebook Live editor?
    January 10, 2017

    T.J. Ortenzi is the Facebook Live editor at The Washington Post and part of a four-person team that leads the newspaper’s video streaming efforts on Facebook.
  • What is a head of innovation labs?

    Job titles of tomorrow!
    What is a head of innovation labs?
    November 21, 2016

    Andrew Pinzler is the head of innovation labs at Today Digital at NBC News where he and his colleagues develop ways to engage with Today’s audiences. Sometimes the solution is a mobile web app or an interactive video.
  • What is a VR editor and stitcher?

    Job titles of tomorrow!
    What is a VR editor and stitcher?
    October 31, 2016

    Maria Fernanda Lauret is a VR editor and stitcher for HuffPost RYOT where she helps put the audience into virtual reality news stories and documentaries.
  • What is a Things editor?

    Job titles of tomorrow!
    What is a Things editor?
    October 12, 2016

    Sarah Slobin leads Quartz’s Things team, which she says is responsible for “making Things.” A Thing can be as simple as a text article or a more complex interactive story.
  • What is a social media photo editor?

    Job titles of tomorrow!
    What is a social media photo editor?
    August 19, 2016

    Kerri MacDonald is the social media photo editor for The New York Times. She was serving as a photo editor at The Times when her current position was created in January 2015.

    This series has no related stories.