Ars Technica is looking for an Engagement Coordinator to join its London-based team. As the job title implies, this position does not involve writing on the site, though it does report directly to the editor (me). This is a role that will be mostly focused with social media, investigating new platforms and technologies, SEO, analytics and statistics, and other stuff that helps increase the impact and reach of Ars Technica UK's superb and sometimes dauntingly awesome editorial output.
Ars Technica UK had a very successful first year: we were profitable (I'm told this is very rare for a new publication), and we tripled both our headcount and readership. Editorial-wise, we are doing well. But there is another challenge that we need to crack: think about those millions of science, tech, policy, and car nerds out there who aren't currently reading Ars Technica... but should be. I want to hire someone who can reel those new readers in.
The ideal candidate would be based in London. You will have to be present at our swanky new office on Hanover Square, just off Oxford Circus most of the time (but you can work from home occasionally). Ideally you would be proficient with traffic analysis and reporting tools such as Google Analytics and Hitwise, and be able to process that data in such a way so as to help me make decisions. Ideally you would have professional experience as an SEO specialist, social media guru, marketing bod, or some other similarly nu-digital-mediaesque role.