Engagement Editor: New Roles in Journalism
“The [top] editors wanted someone who thought differently about ways to package and present investigative news,” Ketchum said. “You can’t determine what you want to do differently if it’s the first thing you’ve done.”
Among the other job requirements mentioned by the engagement editors: understanding how newsrooms operate and are funded, curiosity and knowledge about new publishing platforms, and an ability to think analytically.
(via The Rise of the Engagement Editor and What It Means | MediaShift)