Editor - Emerging Platforms

Location
New York
Posted
Apr 16, 2013
Closes
May 16, 2013
Contact
Joan LeFosse
Duration
Full Time
ABC News Digital is hiring an Editor of Emerging Platforms to help us re-think and deliver exciting new content experiences across mobile, tablets, live streaming, and other delivery mechanisms. As more and more people consume our content via mobile (web and apps), this role is pivotal in the ABC News Digital organization.

Are you always thinking of different ways to tell a story on mobile? Are you obsessed with the latest and greatest platforms and apps and their abilities to deliver the best journalism experiences? Have you overseen mobile/tablet content for a major news organization? Are you full of ideas and the passion to deliver on them? If breaking news, current events, smart program packaging, and product savvy run through your veins, this may be a good fit for you. In fact, you’re probably reading this on your mobile device right now.

This is a great opportunity to take the #1 online news network to the next level.

Reporting to the Managing Editor, the Editor of Emerging Platforms will lead the way in creating and executing content strategy and programming for mobile and other devices. He or she will own the consumer editorial experience beyond the desktop and oversee ABCNews.com/LIVE, push alerts, and ABCNews.com homepage management as needed. He/she will also be the primary interface between product and editorial, helping to create innovative experiences that engage and delight our audiences. The ideal candidate will have a digital journalism background, experience working with product teams, and have developed content specifically for mobile and/or tablets. He or she will be a passionate, energetic, hands-on leader who is comfortable being an evangelist and training others, while also engaging in hands-on work every day. Beyond editorial and product expertise, the Editor of Emerging Platforms will have a passion for metrics, consumer insights, and a strong familiarity with SEO and social media.

Basic Qualifications
-Bachelors Degree
-Minimum 5 years in major digital news market
-Must have digital journalism background, experience working with product teams, and have developed content specifically for mobile and/or tablets
-Must understand the standards of News
-Must have a passion for metrics, consumer insights, and a strong familiarity with SEO and social media

Preferred Qualifications:
Minimum 7 years in major digital news market

Online application only.

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