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Digital News Initiative Project Manager

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Role: Digital News Initiative Project Manager
Location: London, central
Duration: 12 months

Our client's initiative is a collaboration one between news publishers in Europe to promote innovation in journalism. Through ongoing cooperation between tech and journalism industries we hope to promote a more sustainable news industry.

Within the Digital News there are three areas we work with the news industry:

- product development
- training and research
- innovation

Role overview:
As the Digital news project manager your main responsibility will be the website and you will mainly be concerned with the innovation part of the DNI. You will work with successful applicants to the innovation fund to best showcase their projects and the work they are doing throughout Europe.
A strong self starter, you will utilise your experience in the news industry to highlight possible opportunities to showcase to Europe. You may be asked to assist on other editorial projects run with publishers.

Responsibilities:
- Identify: develop a comprehensive strategy to best showcase the work of the initiative is doing in Europe.
- Educate and Inspire: demonstrate to key journalists and publishers how technology can help empower journalism.
- Amplify: work with Google marketing and PR to promote any magic moments to a broader audience
- Measure: track success of all efforts through both internal and external measurement tools Preferred qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:
- A minimum of four years experience in journalism and a thorough understanding of the news industry
- Exceptional writing skills
- Video production experience
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- A highly entrepreneurial mindset: this role will require a unique level of problem solving
- A self-starter who can use initiative and take a 'hands-on' approach
- Proven ability to juggle and track multiple projects and stakeholders in very fast moving environment
- An editorial eye and good sense of story: will need to work with partners to brainstorm creative use cases.
- Deep experience & fluency with social media tools; strong familiarity with Google products.
- Good sense of what makes a news story and good contacts in the news industry

Preferred Qualifications:
- Additional languages preferred but not essential

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