Managing Editor

Location
New York
Posted
Jan 28, 2014
Closes
Feb 27, 2014
Contact
Mr. David Hirschman
Duration
Full Time
Street Fight, an integrated media company focused on mobile and location marketing, commerce, publishing and technology, seeks a seasoned business journalist with leadership experience to take our daily content and research offerings to the next level.

In this role, you will be shaping the way influential decision-makers understand the fast-growing opportunities in hyperlocal marketing and technology. Our targeted content covers huge companies with global reach as they all vie for market share in local markets. The companies we cover include tech giants like Facebook, Google, Twitter and PayPal; local startups like Foursquare, Uber and Square; local publishers like Gannett, Digital First Media, YP, and Tribune; local commerce companies like Groupon and LivingSocial; local marketing companies like Constant Contact, GoDaddy, and Yodle; and big brands and agencies looking to figure out their local strategy.

You will be joining a funded, three-year-old media/research/events startup with the wind at its back and big plans for growth. Street Fight is already the go-to resource for hyperlocal business information, and you will be reaching a well-established, core audience that really loves what we do and depends on us for business intelligence — and building on that audience to reach more companies as they put more focus on local.

You will work closely with our chief operating officer to ramp up our daily content offerings; develop a long-term editorial strategy that supports the vision and objectives of the company; create and execute editorial series and packages (both pure-play and sponsored); recruit and manage freelance writers, columnists, and guest authors; edit and manage our daily email newsletter; and write regularly for the site. You will also manage some aspects of our research division, including the assignment and production of industry white papers, and the programming and management of industry webinars. You will also work closely with our team to help create and shape programming for our popular live events in New York, San Francisco, and Denver.

The real macro opportunity here, however, is to join a well-respected and influential publication and take it to new heights. We want you to bring your distinct voice and vision to Street Fight and grow our company's notoriety and reputation among new audiences.

We have big ambitions for Street Fight and we want someone who understands those ambitions, and is keen to work hard to create an amazing editorial product.


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Qualifications:

The ideal candidate has:

* 8-10 years of experience as a business reporter or editor. Previous work covering technology, startups, or local marketing is a plus — as is an established following on social media.

* Experience working in a startup environment where you often have to improvise. An entrepreneurial/innovative spirit is a must.

* Demonstrated experience managing and mentoring other journalists.

* The ability to do effective triage in juggling multiple tasks of varying urgency.

* The ability to work in a virtual office environment, managing and interacting with people all around the country. It's important to be driven, self-motivated, and able to set (and execute on) your own deadlines. Candidate can live anywhere, but NYC or SF is preferred.



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