Managing Editor

Location
New York
Posted
Mar 21, 2014
Closes
Apr 20, 2014
Contact
Emily Wittmann
Duration
Full Time
We are looking for an editor to lead MStarsNews.com and Musictimes.com with a passion for entertainment and high journalistic standards. MStars News covers all the latest hot topics across TV, film, sports, celebrity wellness & beauty routines, charities, and feel-good stories from the stars. Music Times covers music exclusively -- with original features, trending stories, reviews and interviews.

The managing editor is expected to be well-rounded in his/her knowledge of entertainment. He/She is expected to polish the voice of each website, develop entertainment-oriented content and most importantly help increase its viewership. This position requires an innovative, organized, resourceful and goal-oriented leader who has a strong vision, a proven track record in management and an obsession with online trends.

Responsibilities:

•Experience in hiring, training, and managing a large team of reporters and interns
•Degree in Journalism, Communications or related field
•Proven record for web producing and online editorial community-building
•Must have connections in the entertainment field and have experience in a similar web publication
•Experience forming partnerships that get website content in front of larger audiences
•Up-to-date knowledge of Internet publishing, metrics and usage patterns, including a strong grasp of social media and SEO vs. OAO
•Committed to quality; organized, accurate and detail-oriented
•Reviewing, developing and approving content
•Conforms to deadlines and production requirements
•Assists in selecting of and supervises the site contributors
•Assists in creating and disseminating all staff-related information
•Acts as point of contact for all media/publicity inquires
•Monitors content post to social media and develops social media strategies
•Contributes regular content
•Participates in marketing strategies

Desired Skills and Experience:

• 4+ years of experience in editing for an established website (not including school papers, blogs, personal websites)
• High energy, entrepreneurial spirit and team-building approach
•Excellent verbal as well as written communicating skills
•Expert at AP Style writing format
•Effective judgment and decision making skill
•Expert in managing time and completing the given task within the decided time frame
•Expert knowledge about communication and mass media
•Ability to manage a team of up to 20 writers
•Experience and ability to learn new online content media platforms
•Strong passion for or interest in a diverse range of topics
•Previous editorial or content management experience and/or having managed/ran a relevant site of you

To apply, email resumes@musictimesco.com:

1.Resume (including Linked In profile or personal website) & cover letter
2.Minimum 3 professional references from different companies
3.Brief salary history