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Digital Director

Publication or Company 
Industry  Internet/Online/New Media, Magazine Publishing
Salary Competitive
Benefits 401K/403B, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Pittsburgh, PA
Job Requirements Pittsburgh Magazine is seeking a Digital Director to join its dynamic and fast-growing digital editorial team. The ideal candidate should be a multitalented editor with strong social media and content-curation chops who is able to seamlessly toggle between the long-lead deadlines of the monthly print magazine and the fast-paced environment of daily blogging and editing.

The successful candidate will balance a commitment to meaningful journalism that matters to the people of Pittsburgh, an entrepreneurial mindset and a demonstrated ability to maintain record-setting traffic/audience growth.

Primary responsibilities include:

* Day-to-day administration of, including:

* Creating and editing both daily and weekly blogs and producing digital-exclusive features, including video

* Designing custom online layouts for major print features with a clear vision for mobile-first design

* Managing content of Pittsburgh Magazine’s mobile apps

* Working with the sales team to ensure’s ad schedule is up-to-date

* Overseeing all social-media messaging and audience engagement, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Reddit and elsewhere

* Monitoring and analyzing editorial content via Google Analytics and providing big-picture perspective to multiple departments

Other responsibilities include:

* Overseeing digital editorial budget and freelance invoicing

* Managing freelance production teams on video featurettes

* Supervising print-to-digital conversions for Pittsburgh Magazine’s print products

* Identifying and supervising print content that will receive enhanced digital treatment

* Serving as a liaison to business, sales, and marketing departments on digital projects

* Serving as a liaison to multiple departments on digital directories

* Supervising digital editors and digital interns


* A bachelor’s degree in journalism, digital media, communications or related field

* Three-plus years of digital and/or magazine editing experience

* Experience conceptualizing, producing, editing, and managing lively, multifaceted digital-exclusive packages and stories

* Knowledge of HTML, Wordpress, Google Analytics, Adobe Creative Suite, iMovie and Final Cut Pro is strongly preferred

* Capacity to interact collaboratively with multiple departments throughout the company

* Strong creative, conceptual thinking

* Strong managing/leadership/mentoring skills

* Freelance contacts
About Our Company Pittsburgh Magazine has celebrated the people, places and happenings in western Pennsylvania for 45 years. Built on a foundation of independent quality journalism, the Pittsburgh Magazine brand is a trusted information partner for our most engaged residents and visitors. Earning more journalism awards throughout its history than any other local magazine, our print and digital content serves a vibrant, transformed "Meds, Eds and Tech" city recently touted as a hip travel, foodie and vacation destination by the Travel Channel, Bon Appetit, Conde Nast UK and numerous other national and international publications.