Senior Editors

Location
New York
Posted
Nov 25, 2013
Closes
Dec 25, 2013
Contact
Claire Mendoza
Category
Digital Media, Other
Duration
Full Time
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Responsibilities:

1. Give Editorial voice and direction to the publication

2. Lead a fast-paced team of reporters to ensure publication leads as well as follows in reporting the latest entertainment news stories and issues of the day.

3. Plan and Execute editorial/content strategies to increase the traffic of the publication.

4. Generate ideas, assign articles, challenge reporters to come up with original story angles to ensure the content is engaging and interesting.

5.Edit stories, update the publication's home page and write stories for the publication.

6. Interview key influencers in the entertainment field, write features and columns on a regular basis

7. Establish and maintain close relationships with key influencers and opinion shapers in the entertainment industry , recruit and sustain contributing columnists

8. Coordinate editorial with marketing and social media activities

Requirements:

1. Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Communications or related field required

2. Five years’ experience managing a team, either as an Editor or Assistant Editor for a considerably known online entertainment news publication

3. Excellent writing and editing skills, committed to quality content

4. Strong sources and relationships within the entertainment industry

5. Understands how to engage audiences, drive and create original content and how to activate social media to spark viral readership of articles and sections

6. Proven record of success for increasing readership for an online publication

7. Excellent organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills

8. Ability to work efficiently in a very fast-paced, results-driven environment and able to quickly adapt to the ever changing digital media landscape

9. Strong grasp of SEO, social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest



Include:

1. Cover letter (include at least 3 online writing samples, specify publication of interest)

2. Resume

3. Earliest possible start date

5. References

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