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Publication or Company Praetorian Group, Inc.
Job Title Associate Editor - Military1.com
Industry Internet/Online/New Media
Salary Competitive
Benefits 401K/403B, Dental, Health, Stock/Options
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location San Francisco, CA
Job Requirements We are looking for a sharp Associate Editor to join our award-winning editorial team, which operates the leading news and information websites for first responders. We are expanding into the Military space, and the position is with our new site, Military1.com - which just launched on Veterans Day. This is a great opportunity to take a key role on a high-profile project, with the ability to shape the editorial direction of a new site with big growth potential.

The ideal candidate has experience in an online news environment and a keen understanding of how to maximize traffic. You also must have: a generally outstanding sense for news that will resonate with an online audience; creativity in utilizing the online medium to engage users; skill with social media (check out our rapidly-growing Military1 Facebook community here); the ability to write and edit quickly and thoroughly; and an interest in learning about the content needs of military personnel, vets and familites. Military background is, of course, a big plus but not a requirement.

This position presents a unique opportunity to grow within a strong, creative editorial department that is on the forefront of b2b online media, including a collective network of almost 700,000 Facebook fans. Read about our success on that front here and here.

Qualifications:

- A bachelor's degree in Journalism or practical Journalism experience
- Experience in an online editorial role (min. 2-4 years)
- Solid understanding of and interest in technologies that enhance online content delivery and storytelling
- Understanding and interest in data-driven content decision making, and a familiarity with analytics
- A creative and experimental mindset for developing new content features

And the usuals...

- Command of AP Style, including headline and caption writing
- Solid and varied writing/reporting experience
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Good computer/technical skills
- A basic knowledge of HTML
- A sharp editorial eye and exceptional attention to detail
- Military experience a big plus

Job Responsibilities:

- Post daily a range of articles across all key segments of website: army, navy, air force, marines, coast guard and defense
- Regularly write news articles - both aggregation-style items and longer reporting and feature pieces
- Maintain appropriate diversity of news content on website
- Manage contributors and regular columnists, coordinating and editing all content
- Oversee production of weekly member eNewsletter and other targeted email newsletters
- Occasional travel opportunities to cover select industry trade shows
- Lead social media efforts, including Facebook and Twitter presence
- Drive continual development of website by suggesting improvements to editorial features and content capabilities

This position is full time with a stock option plan and benefits, including health care, dental and retirement. To apply, please send your resume, writing samples and a brief letter outlining your background.
About Our Company The Praetorian Group is the leading online media and technology company in the public safety market. Our online properties are visited by 2.6 million first responders and public safety professionals every month. Praetorian owns and operates www.PoliceOne.com, www.FireRescue1.com, www.EMS1.com and www.CorrectionsOne.com, as well as several niche websites focused on specific public safety topics. Praetorian is growing at a rate of more than 15% per year and has been profitable since 2005. Overall, we're an energetic, young SF-based company in a great location with a strong, creative and supportive culture. We are big believers in balancing work with fun, and we have regular team building events and activities - from Vegas offsites to grilled cheese cookoffs and more.
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