Rappler job openings

Rappler is growing, and with this growth comes the desire to find new people to join us in moving the world.

We have some new openings for people interested in working in the journalism industry, and if you've got the drive to succeed, we'd love to see what you've got.

Below is a list of job openings at Rappler: 

Brand Integration Manager

As Brand Integration Manager, you shall primarily be tasked to acquire new accounts/new business, and maintain existing accounts and increase their earning potential in order to meet both monthly and annual sales targets.

Find as follows your specific duties and responsibilities:

1. Sales Support

  • Support Sales and Accounts team with creative proposals that pitches various Rappler campaigns, coverages, shows, or other services to meet brand's objectives 
  • Pitch ideas to clients together with sales team and improve as clients provide feedback until project is closed 
  • Lead project kick off with internal units together with accounts representative to onboard project stakeholders 
  • Oversee closed projects to ensure KPIs are met. Work with data, social, community if needed, and create campaign reports to be reported back to client 

2. Content Innovation

  • Launch and market revenue generating content innovation campaigns, together with editorial teams, to attract and build new communities that sales team can pitch to partners 
  • Continuous alignment with editorial teams on coverages that can be pushed to clients for sponsorships 
  • Assist editorial team on show launches/relaunches through marketing initiatives and work with internal support groups

3. Marketing

  • Help in creating marketing efforts for Rappler brand and work with internal and external groups
  • Build strategic partnerships, together with Sales head, that can generate new business models 
  • Stay abreast of the latest industry advances and anticipate future developments to create profitable revenue streams whenever possible by identifying new opportunities and encouraging implementation of solutions

4. Ensures growth of its subordinates by coaching and training them towards career advancement

5. Works collaboratively with other unit heads and cross-functional teams to achieve organizational and unit goals.

Community Lead

We are looking for a Community Lead who will set strategic direction for and supervise all of Rappler’s community efforts related to its pillars of journalism, community, and technology. We need someone who has already strategized for organizations and who understands and has experience in building communities of action – activism both online and in the real world; understands digital marketing and measuring impact of tactics; writes well; is articulate; and of course shows leadership skills. It would be a bonus if she/he has experience in national campaigns or business development.

Community and Digital Communications Specialist

A Community and Digital Communications Specialist is responsible for community-building and engagement efforts, as well as brand reputation management of the organization. He or she works with a team of fellow Community and Digital Communications Specialists and interfaces with other units within Rappler and communities outside.

Core duties and responsibilities

  • Create and produce digital content geared toward audience growth and community engagement
  • Monitor and report the outcome of audience and civic engagement efforts
  • Collaborate with other Community and Digital Communications specialists and perform the following: community-building and engagement efforts; crowdsourcing and citizen journalism executions; curating social media posts; and content production
  • Propose and write reports and stories related to data gathered
  • Design and implement online content marketing campaigns and strategies
  • Plan and organize online and on-ground social media, citizen journalism, and community-building events
  • Start and moderate discussions online, and engage the social media community in smart conversations
  • Populate, maintain, and grow Rappler channels

Send your resume, cover letter, and writing samples to jobs@rappler.com. Use "DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST" as subject head.

Senior Content Strategist

This senior post plays a dynamic role in creating strategic campaigns with brands within the Rappler space and looking at opportunities for brands to support Rappler's communities. 

This role will help continue shape native advertising and educate partners on its effectiveness in reaching their target audiences in Rappler.

Key Responsibilities

  • Acquire new and manage existing accounts by looking at new opportunities to generate sales 
  • Lead strategy building for campaigns and Rappler products and services, being aware of current brand campaigns 
  • Knowledgeable with digital trends, platforms, and performance analysis
  • Implement and ideate on new business models for the Rappler group
  • Conduct face-to-face meetings with clients and build strong partnerships 
  • Handle full project management for each account – from ideation, presentation, to publication
  • Support other tasks implemented by the sales department
  • Any other functions within the terms of engagement 

Requirements

  • Should have a background in Brand and Digital Marketing and some experience in events management 
  • Knowledgable on Brand Management processes across the marketing mix (e.g. from brand positioning, insighting to segmentation of target audience profiles) 
  • Should have strong interpersonal, presentation, communication, and analytical skills
  • Driven to achieve sales target, quality results, and budget effectiveness 
  • Must be a team leader and team player 
  • Strong project management skills 
  • Candidate should be a good negotiator and have a good customer focus (both external as internal customers)

Interested applicants may send their resume and cover letter to jobs@rappler.com. Use "SENIOR CONTENT STRATEGIST" as subject head.

Content Strategy Specialist

Applicants must have at least two years of work experience in digital and media platform and brand marketing.

This position's responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Acquire new and manage existing accounts by looking at new opportunities, being aware of current brand campaigns and help in strategy building
  • Conduct face-to-face meetings with clients and build strong partnerships
  • Handle full project management for each account – from ideation, presentation to publication
  • Handle strategic marketing partnerships for Rappler
  • Other sales and marketing-related functions within the terms of employment

Interested applicants may send their resume and cover letter to jobs@rappler.com

Use "CONTENT STRATEGY SPECIALIST" as subject head.

Front-End Developer

We are looking for a Front-End Web Developer who is motivated in combining the art of design, user experience, and programming. Responsibilities will include the translation of the UI/UX wireframes/design comps to code that respects the visual elements of the design.

This role will work closely with our product team to create innovative front-end solutions, enhance the newly built website and build meaningful executions as another way of storytelling. You will work with UI/UX designers and stakeholders to bridge the gap between designs and technical implementation.

Responsibilities

  • Develop new user-facing features
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Document work to enable other developers to build on progress
  • Work with back-end engineers to integrate front-facing features with APIs
  • Optimize application for maximum speed, scalability, and SEO
  • Develop automation test scripts for quality assurance and regression testing
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders

Minimum Qualifications

  • Understanding of UI, cross-browser compatibility, general web functions and standards.
  • Experience delivering software platforms used across multiple products and organizational units
  • Knowledge with integrating with Web Services (REST, SOAP, etc)
  • Basic knowledge of security principles

The position requires constant communication with colleagues

  • 1-5 years of proficiency in the following:
  • Web and Mobile markup; including HTML5, CSS3, touch interfaces
  • Client-side scripting; JavaScript, Mobile Touch, React/JQuery/AngularJS/Vue a plus
  • Cross browser and device compatibility
  • Service oriented architecture and microservices
  • Version control/Git

Some understanding of the following:

  • CSS frameworks and preprocessors, i.e. SASS, LESS
  • Javascript frameworks, task-runners, module builders
  • SEO principles and best practices
  • Asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX
  • Image editing tools such as Photoshop

Pluses for the following:

  • Javascript preprocessors
  • Node, Express, Next
  • Serverless architecture
  • Cloud architecture (AWS, GCP or the likes)
Back-End Developer

We are looking for a Back-End Web Developer responsible for coding and managing server-side code. Your primary focus will be the development of server-side logic, definition, and maintenance of the central database, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. You will also be responsible for integrating the front-end elements built by your coworkers into the application. A basic understanding of front-end technologies is therefore necessary as well.

Responsibilities

  • Design and establish best practices, along with coding APIs for client-side integration
  • Support integration of user-facing elements developed by a front-end developers with server side logic and APIs
  • Building reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Optimization of the application for maximum speed and scalability
  • Implementation of security and data protection
  • Design and implementation of data storage solutions
  • 3rd party service integration, support and maintenance
  • Build / enhance CMS modules like Wordpress or Joomla

Minimum qualifications

Proficient understanding of the following:

  • User authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments
  • Outputting data in different formats (JSON, XML, RSS)
  • Creating database schemas that represent and support business processes
  • Design, develop, and implement REST API services
  • Version control using Git
  • How a Content Management System works

Good understanding of the following:

  • Server-side CSS preprocessors, such as LESS and SASS
  • Integration of multiple data sources and databases into one system
  • Creating database schemas that represent and support business processes
  • Front-end technologies and platforms, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3
  • “Session management” in a distributed server environment (ie, SSO)

Basic understanding of the following:

  • Management of hosting environment, including database administration and scaling an application to support load changes
  • Data migration, transformation, and scripting
  • Differences between multiple delivery platforms such as mobile vs desktop, and optimizing output to match the specific platform
  • Implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests
  • Cloud architecture (AWS, GCP or the likes)
  • Serverless architecture
  • Container architecture
Data Analyst

Who you are

You have a passion for what you do and would like your work to make a difference. You know social media like the back of your hand and you know how digital natives behave online and what makes them tick. You feel energized by data for solving real-world problems and telling an inspiring and impactful story. You are seeking a role that allows you to be the leading authority in creating a data-driven culture, and bringing out insights from websites and social media data. You love the power of metrics and tracking user behaviors, and relish the opportunity to test personal intuitions.

You’d also like to join a team where the culture is extremely entrepreneurial and innovative. If you thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, and team-oriented environment, you’ll feel right at home at Rappler.

The Role: In a Nutshell

We are looking for a Data Analyst with an interest in social media management and analytics, market research, or statistics to be a part of the analytics team. The team supports a myriad of audience intelligence programs which may include marketing, social listening, audience nurturing, and user experience. Our work is used to create insight and enable the development of hypotheses and theories on what behaviors, social connections, and content sensitivities drive demand. We are currently leading the way by using big data techniques to deepen the digital analytics capability. Ideal candidates will have strong analytical skills and a passion for educating people on the meaning of data.

What You Will Do

  • Establish best methodologies and approaches for data forensics and data insight
  • Analyze and advance the framework of our measurement strategies to efficiently measure the business, improve outcomes, and enable close audience relationships
  • Create digital reporting that visualizes measurement strategies elegantly and succinctly
  • Collect and analyze user behavior through online experiments (A/B testing), benchmark studies, lab studies, and surveys
  • Design experiments to drive A/B and multivariate testing models that use statistics to predict the outcome of future product changes
  • Work with designers, product managers, engineers, and marketing to prioritize research opportunities in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Understand and incorporate complex technical and business requirements into research
  • Assist the business users, editorial, and sales with interpreting results and understanding business implications
  • Conduct project-based research or modeling to dive for a deeper understanding of customer cohorts
  • Reveal what our users need from our products by conducting primary research and exploring the behaviors and motivations of our users and customers
  • Inspire change at all stages of product development by delivering exciting oral, written, and visual presentations about our findings
  • Evaluate all the features contributing to user experience, providing expertise, collaborating internally, and occasionally leading projects
  • Know when and why you use specific research methods, approaching problems using the research goal as a driving factor towards research planning and method selection
  • Actively monitor and analyze research, data, and trends from internal sources, academic research, and industry-published reports to inform and improve our research methods
  • Effectively and intelligently influence the iteration of designs by pinpointing key data points from testing, reviews, etc.
  • Present and communicate research and analysis clearly and effectively across various organizations in any format required
  • Leverage analytics tools and techniques to measure success, present opportunities, and support decision-making and prioritization

Minimum Qualifications

What You Will Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, statistics, math or related degree, with interest in the fields of web analytics, customer loyalty, product management, social media, or behavioral sciences
  • Data savvy with experience in Python
  • Knowledge of UX, data visualization, statistical methods, regression, or predictive modeling methods a plus
  • Intellectual curiosity with willingness and desire to learn a new environment and tools to advance your own knowledge and our analytics practice
  • Exhibit a high level of expertise working with multiple data sources/reports to generate actionable insights
  • Preferably with experience in data storytelling or marketing

Soft Skills Needed for Success

  • Strong communication in English and Tagalog, (verbal/written/presentation), and listening skills who can present complex information in a clear and compelling manner.
  • Exhibit effective time management and organizational skills. Billable time experience a plus.
  • Comfortable in a very fast-paced environment with a strong bias towards action to achieve results

– Rappler.com