Portal Editor

Location
Hoboken
Posted
Oct 26, 2011
Closes
Nov 25, 2011
Contact
Ms. Lindsey Harris
Duration
Full Time
Summit Business Media is hiring for a Portal Editor for PropertyCasualty360.com to work out of their Hoboken, NJ office. This position will be dedicated to digital media to lead our recently launched, but already-award-winning (and traffic-exploding) web site, PropertyCasualty360.com.

Key Responsibilities:

PropertyCasualty360.com is the worlds leading site covering the multi-trillion-dollar property & casualty insurance marketone of the worlds most-critical business sectors and an industry that offers a chance to produce on a daily basis hard-hitting, compelling stories on everything from natural disasters to criminal fraud to complex federal legislation to cutting-edge technology.
Our coverage is divided into 5 key channels, each of which has a dedicated editorial team (and print magazine) behind it. The Senior Web Editor will work daily with each channel editor, plus the online news editor, to program the richest-possible lineup for each channel, our homepage and our daily and weekly newsletters, with content consisting of breaking news; digitally enhanced print content; and web-exclusive, multimedia-rich features, reports, tools and special sections. Position reports directly to the Group Editorial Director.

The experience and skills of ideal candidate include:

2-3 years serving as the top editor or second-in-command of a major business-news web site with a significant daily publishing schedule and rich use of multimedia- but with 5-7 years of business-journalism experience

Experienced, hands-on producer of multimedia content (video, slideshows, podcasts, interactive graphics), with in-depth familiarity with Final Cut Pro or X. Show us examples of your being an accomplished digital storyteller who makes optimum use of the web

Proven ability to conceive and create special, online content sections around specific themes using a variety of media

Extensive background working with print editors to digitally enhance their content for the web, tablets and apps. Team player who can work closely with a large team of editorsand who can help mentor all of them to become better digital journalists

Deep experience using third-party social-media tools to build traffic (Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.); preference for candidates who also have experience developing internal user-generated content programs (sourcing white papers, blog posts, photos, videos, etc. from their audience)

Strong understanding of best practices in SEO, CMS, newsletters, semantic technology, content hierarchy and site design/architecture. We have a wealth of content and we want it to be packaged and presented in a way that maximizes its value and will drive new visits/repeat visits

Solid reporter and editorwho can produce compelling, analytical business stories and can edit the articles/blogs of others

Ability to work closely with audience-development team and to use traffic-metric tools to make sure all our channels meet their page-view/engagement goals

In your application, be sure to include a cover letter and links to the best online work youve produced/overseen (video, special sections, etc).

Interested candidates should email their resume, cover letter and links to the best online work youve produced/overseen (video, special sections, etc).