Associate Editor - Military1.com

Location
San Francisco
Posted
Nov 20, 2012
Closes
Dec 20, 2012
Contact
Ms. Jon Hughes
Category
Digital Media
Duration
Full Time
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.

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