Deputy Editor - Culture

Location
New York
Posted
Jan 23, 2013
Closes
Feb 22, 2013
Contact
Sally Sy
Category
Other
Duration
Full Time
DESCRIPTION:
The Deputy Editor - Culture of bbc.com will be someone who is passionate about culture in all of its forms: film, music, the arts, theatre and design. Along with the Editor, they will be responsible for delivering content for a new feature section on bbc.com.

The Deputy Editor will collaborate with the Editor, authors and contributors to deliver a successful online product for consumers, advertisers, and potential content partners. The New York-based Deputy Editor - Culture will report to the London-based lead Editor - Culture, and will also work closely with the New York-based Managing Editor for Feature sections. In the absence of the Editor, the deputy will assume responsibility for the site and its management. The position is a full-time office-based position, but will be required when appropriate to research features, attend shows, conferences or other events in and out of office hours. These may be US based or abroad.

The role focuses on commissioning stories, blogs and video, and managing and cataloguing all digital assets of the site. Copy-editing, in addition to writing captions, headlines and metadata. Cultivating a social media presence and general audience awareness of the site to drive traffic and audience loyalty. Producing specific site content areas without direct oversight, including newsletter and special sections as needed. Managing production schedules, liaising authors and other writers on a day to day basis. Cultivating editorial relationships with content partners, within and outside the BBC, including coordinating with colleagues at BBC television and the BBC newsroom. Managing rights of licensed content and ensuring published content meets rights and contractual agreements. Maintaining and updating the editorial calendar and other promotional / sales materials for Ad Sales. Working with Ad Sales to create editorial opportunities that generate content, audience and revenue opportunities

REQUIREMENTS:
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree with at least three years experience in journalism, focused on culture/entertainment content. Extensive digital experience required, ideally including experience working as part of a news organization. Excellent management skills combined with the ability to keep commissions on vision, on budget and on deadline. Commercial experience a plus. Excellent communication skills. Must be a problem-solver, detailed reader, creative thinker and entrepreneur.

If you are interested and qualified or know someone who is, please email your resume and salary requirements to resumesus@bbc.com.

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