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Publication or Company Cox Media Group
Job Title Managing editor
Industry Internet/Online/New Media
Salary Very Competitive
Benefits Bonuses
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Atlanta, GA
Job Requirements We are seeking a senior editor to help lead the launch of a national news website for conservative audiences that is independent, anti-propaganda and rooted in the South away from the right and left coasts

This editor will assign or select material for the 24/7 news site and offer fans/readers instant insights with humor, intelligence and transparency. The editor must deeply understand and appreciate the ideological narrative and find stories that mirror or magnify it. This editor also will manage the day-to-day operations of the small content team and be responsible for meeting overall product goals and launch milestones throughout 2013.

-- Demonstrated ability to attract and engage a broad conservative audience using social media tools and with both long- and short-form writing.
-- Demonstrated news judgment with the ability to lead, rather than follow, the day’s headlines. Knack for seeing tomorrow’s big story today.
-- Keen sense of standard media biases and tropes -- and a passion for dissecting and dismantling partisan talking points.
-- Experience in editing for SEO, voice and AP style is preferred.
-- An independent spirit that thrives in a start-up environment, can make decisions quickly and can handle several tasks at once.
-- Experience in creating, assigning or identifying content with viral appeal for a target audience.
-- Ten years experience blogging, writing or editing in a newsroom or team environment is preferred.
-- Track record of managing and mentoring editorial staff and assigning experience in sourcing and working with large stables of freelancers. The ideal candidate will be well-connected in the conservative media space.
-- Relocation to Atlanta is preferred, but working remotely is a possibility for the right candidate.
-- An educational background in history, politics, journalism, law and/or digital media is preferred.
About Our Company Cox Media Group, Inc., (a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises,) is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of Cox Reps. With $1.8 billion in revenue, the company operations include 15 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 86 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. Additionally, CMG owns and operates Valpak, one of the leading direct marketing companies in North America. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.
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