Executive Editor

Employer
Location
New York
Posted
Jan 30, 2013
Closes
Mar 01, 2013
Contact
Ms. Jay Woodruff
Category
Digital Media
Duration
Full Time
Wetpaint is looking for an executive who can bring a combination of leadership, editorial, and audience-building skills to our rapidly growing entertainment business. The right person will:
•Have deep experience in covering entertainment news and other entertainment verticals, including TV
•Live at the intersection of digital media, technology, social media and web publishing
•Have a track record of building and developing a talented team of analytical web editors
•Organize a team to create premium content to drive audience on a massive scale
•Have an understanding of key traffic-driving strategies and tactics, including:
oCovering breaking and exclusive news
oIntegrating and leveraging social networks, including Facebook & Twitter
oDeveloping editorial features
oUsing analytics to drive editorial strategy
•Have an entrepreneurial mindset, and thrive in a team-oriented environment of technology and publishing innovators
•Be obsessed with making Wetpaint a leading entertainment destination, and continuing to expand its audience beyond TV and Entertainment news

Key responsibilities include:
•Develop content to drive audience and achieve traffic targets
•Work closely with the Audience Development team to deliver joint goals for social media traffic
•Lead a bi-coastal team of publishing professionals, and manage a network of freelancers
•Develop Editorial training and talent development programs for the editorial team
•Manage an editorial calendar of news, features, etc.
•Manage an editorial budget including staff, freelancers, photo expenses, etc.
•Develop new content franchises around video, Wetpaint awards, indexes, infographics, etc.
•Develop new syndication relationships to drive increased traffic


No phone calls, please. Please include cover letter and resume.

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