The blog is beginning the hiring process for a new blog manager. The blog manager’s job includes, but is not limited to:

  • Coordinating case coverage, online symposia and additional blog content;
  • Assisting editor with editing process, particularly for blog’s style guidelines;
  • Maintaining publication schedule and preparing posts for review and publication;
  • Updating and maintaining case pages, statistics page, sidebar content and rest of website;
  • Managing contractors, interns and vendors, including outside web developer;
  • Coordinating with blog sponsor on promotional and technical needs;
  • Attending to daily social media presence, including responding to feedback and questions;
  • Applying, as applicable, for grants and awards;
  • Assisting deputy blog manager as needed with office management, including research, special projects and other tasks for publisher Tom Goldstein;
  • Producing SCOTUStalk podcast;
  • Collecting ongoing term statistics and preparing interim and annual Stat Packs;
  • Writing posts, with ability to take initiative on topics, and coordinating and contributing to “live blogs”;
  • Contributing to broader blog strategy and the execution of new features.

The qualifications for the position include:

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Strong interest in learning about the U.S. Supreme Court and its workings;
  • Strong interest in online media and journalism;
  • Demonstrated experience with legal issues or journalism is a plus, though not a requirement, as is an interest in attending law school;
  • Willingness to be a team player – all of the above responsibilities are done with other people;
  • Ability to improvise – we occasionally need all hands on deck both during and outside of normal business hours.

A commitment of at least two years is required. The position will begin in mid- to late summer. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, transcript (either official or unofficial), and unedited writing sample (no more than five pages) to jlevitan@scotusblog.com and ahamm@scotusblog.com by April 22. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. This position is located in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Recommended Citation: Andrew Hamm, SCOTUSblog is hiring, SCOTUSblog (Mar. 22, 2019, 3:10 PM), https://www.scotusblog.com/2019/03/scotusblog-is-hiring-10/