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Publication or Company Sotheby's
Job Title Digital Editor
Industry Marketing
Salary
Benefits
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location New York, NY
Job Requirements Job Title: Digital Editor
Department: Marketing
Reporting to: VP, Worldwide Director of Media Services

Position Summary:
The Digital Editor has day-to-day responsibility for all editorial content on Sotheby’s digital platforms -- including sothebys.com, mass e-mail, and apps -- from planning through execution. Under the supervision of the WW Director of Media Services, the Digital Editor will work closely with the Managing Editor to create a weekly global calendar of all editorial content that must be produced, and oversee the editorial process through its execution.

The Digital Editor must have technical virtuosity combined with excellent taste. S/he will ensure that our digital content is always up to the brand: headlines that hit the right notes; copy that is clear, correct and effective; and images that capture the stories and emotional connections at the heart of our business. With the introduction of our redesigned web site and its emphasis on editorial recirculation, the Digital Editor will also be a curator of stories, determining which should be featured on our home page, mega-menus, and landing pages.

The successful candidate must have proven digital writing and copyediting experience, ideally in the arts and/or luxury sectors. S/he follows best practices, ensuring that content is findable through search engines (SEO) and that text is the appropriate length and tone for consumption via desktop and mobile devices. The Digital Editor understands marketing, and is keenly aware of the goals underlying our content, whether it is to bring sale-related information to our international clients, or engage them with entertaining features.

Responsibilities:
• Set the standards and tone for all online editorial content.
• Create and disseminate style guides.
• Work closely with the Managing Editor to ensure that appropriate editorial procedures are created and executed.
• Work closely with the Marketing Directors in all locations to keep all department and sale related copy updated, correct and effective. Copy edit as needed.
• Collaborate closely with colleagues in WW Marketing to fully integrate the editorial function with Preferred, Marketing and Web.
• Participate in all Editorial planning meetings to brainstorm the main stories that will be told through video, magazine, and blogs.

Qualifications:
• Proven digital writing and copy editing experience, ideally in the arts and/or luxury sectors.
• Excellent communication and management skills.
• Ability to collaborate with cross functional partners throughout the global organization.
• Must be a team player who also works well independently.
• Highly organized with attention to detail.
• Proactive
• 5 years of experience in a Digital Editor capacity

Education:
• Bachelor’s Degree
About Our Company Sotheby’s was founded in London on March 11, 1744, when Samuel Baker auctioned “several Hundred scarce and valuable books” from the library of the Rt Hon Sir John Stanley for a few hundred pounds. The story of Sotheby’s expansion beyond books to include the best in fine and decorative arts and jewellery is also the story of the global auction market, defined by extraordinary moments that continue to capture the world’s attention. Sotheby’s has long recognised that great works of art, as well as the collectors interested in consigning and acquiring them, inhabit the global sphere. We were the first international auction house to expand from London to New York in 1955, and the first to conduct sales in Hong Kong and the then–Soviet Union. Today we maintain 90 locations in 40 countries and we conduct 250 auctions each year in over 70 categories. In addition to our four principal salerooms, the company, recognising the potential in new markets, also conducts aucti
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