Senior Editor

Location
New York
Posted
Jan 14, 2014
Closes
Feb 13, 2014
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 site's home page and write stories for the site.

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

7. 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 (Master's Degree preferred)

2. Five years’ experience managing a team, either as an Editor or Assistant Editor for a considerably known online 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 attention to detail, organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills

8. Ability to work efficiently in a 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

4. References

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