Stars and Stripes, the independent daily news source for the U.S. military, is seeking a digital editor based in Greater Tokyo to join a global team that keeps Stripes' online products up to date 24 hours a day. The editor will update stripes.com with staff and agency-produced news and features relevant to our audience and share them creatively on social media. The producer will also be responsible for packaging content with related links, videos and photos; rewriting and condensing material for our target audience; creating original online content such as photo galleries and web pages for special reports; and working with other editors to plan and implement multimedia presentations.
The ideal candidate would have excellent news judgment, superior headline writing and copy editing skills, social media management experience, knowledge of search engine optimization techniques, and at least three years of experience in a commercial online news environment. Familiarity with social media and experience using a content management systems are required. Knowledge of HTML and CSS coding is a plus.
Benefits for qualified candidates include paid housing and utilities, a post allowance, commissary privileges and schooling for children. Applications close April 13.