Digital Editor

Location
New York
Posted
Jan 30, 2014
Closes
Mar 01, 2014
Contact
Ms. Hiring Manager
Category
Digital Media
Duration
Full Time
We’re looking for an experienced Digital Editor to join one of the most recognizable news media brands on earth. You’ll drive content curation and strategy, with an eye toward helping this property’s content reach new audiences by maximizing shareability and virality. If you’re a Content pro with a history of explosive viral wins and a passion for the fast pace of a digital newsroom, this one’s for you.

Nitty Gritty
Here’s the story: this company recently revamped its entire digital footprint. They want to make their brand just as dominant in the digital space as it is in traditional media. The content in question is heavily photo- and video-driven news media. Finding innovative ways to get maximum eyeballs on that content is where you come in. You’ll have a hand in setting content strategy, and will be extremely hands-on with the content creation and curation process.

As a data-driven decision maker, you’ll measure and optimize all editorial efforts and ensure that all your team’s content efforts are mapped to ambitious milestones and deadlines. Leveraging viral trends across social platforms and media is critical, so you’re going to be keeping a firm eye on what’s trending at all times.

But this is more than just run-of-the-mill SEO and hashtag work. The content team will be counting on you to get their work onto more screens than ever, so you’ll be expected to identify new approaches to content curation and distribution.

Profile
You might have started your career as a writer or web producer at a top media property, but you’ve become so much more. You have a real gift for creating or curating posts that people can’t help but share. You obsess over your content’s creativity, audience relevancy, and downstream viral impact, and that’s why you’ve matured into a skilled content strategist. You’ve got a well-informed POV backed up by a lengthy list of viral success stories, and you can’t wait to leave your mark on a major media brand.

You’re a news junkie’s news junkie. You know what’s trending, what’s about to blow up, and what’s over. You capitalize on these trends through smart, savvy content with heavy photo and video components. No one puts together a better listicle than you. You have a firm understanding of how people consume content on mobile and tablet, and you know the value of producing snackable posts that people can read and share while waiting for coffee.

You’re passionate about strategy, but you aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty with the content on a daily basis. You’re driven by finding new and innovative ways to elevate your content’s shareablity, and you do this by endlessly tinkering and testing.

This probably goes without saying, but you have a real passion for analytics. You love to see what’s working and what’s not, and you use this data to build your content strategy.

Inside Skinny
This is a storied news brand with decades of history. They know a skilled editor when they see one. To get the nod here, show us a distinct POV on what makes content shareable and why. Come with a list of viral success stories that you wrote or produced, and you’ll move to the front of the line.

Execution is another critical factor here. If you’re a gifted content strategist with no interest in actually writing or producing content, this isn’t the gig for you. They need someone who can play both ways without a shred of ego.

Net-Net
For a Content pro with a history of viral hits and experience with photo- and video-driven content, this is a huge opportunity to grab the next rung on the ladder. Plus you get to put one of the world’s most recognized news brands right smack at the top of your resume. What’s not to like?

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.

No phone calls or faxes, please.

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