Editorial Director

Location
San Antonio
Posted
Mar 28, 2014
Closes
Apr 27, 2014
Contact
Christina Zahn
Duration
Full Time
Pace Communications, a leading U.S. content marketing agency is now accepting resumes for an Editorial Director in our San Antonio, Texas office to lead a multi-channel content program for a Fortune 500 financial services company.

Pace is one of the largest and most successful agencies of its type in the world – our people are recognized as thought leaders in the field and our account list includes some of the North America’s most successful brands – including Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Southwest Airlines, USAirways, Verizon Wireless, Wells Fargo and Walmart.

POSITION SUMMARY:

We’re looking for a proven content leader to take the reins of a multi-channel content program for a Fortune 500 financial services company. You have a stellar editorial track record in leading complex content programs, but you aren’t afraid to take a hands-on approach to getting a story just right. You can mentor, inspire and manage a team of editors in order to help them achieve their best. You’ve worked across multiple platforms in print and digital, and you know there are lots of ways to tell every story—from feature articles to photo galleries to infographics. While you’ve proven yourself at a major consumer brand or publication, you’re also well versed in content marketing, and in creating content for brands. Finally, you ideally have expertise in consumer finance.

The program you’ll run has a vast audience, and includes both employee-facing content and customer-facing content. The channels include print and tablet versions of a magazine; a news hub; a blog; newsletters; and an employee-facing intranet. And the content you’ll lead ranges from news articles to feature articles, blog posts, advice content, internal communications, infographics and video.

Your editorial talent and leadership is of paramount importance, but a experience in overseeing the day-to-day workflow of a digital editorial process is required, including the development and management of content in all formats from assigning through editing, copyediting, fact-checking, optimization, QA, publishing and measurement. In short, you’ve worked in a dynamic and integrated content publishing environment. You understand the best practices of maximizing content across platforms and audiences, and you’re capable of identifying opportunities for leveraging content across multiple channels— including print, tablet, newsletter, social and web. And you’re a born diplomat, comfortable and adept at building and strengthening client relationships.

As Editorial Director, you’ll create a holistic, short- and long-term vision for the content program, and you’ll partner with print edit, art, account, development and sales teams to produce dynamic and engaging content. Must work in San Antonio. Relocation support is available.
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

•Manages the program’s content strategy
•Manages team of full-time and contract editors
•Provides editorial and creative vision and direction
•Ensures content delivery, efficiencies and satisfaction to the client
•Maintains brand standards and consistency across all published client content
•Ensures that content supports the client’s brand and objectives
•Participates in content strategy and planning, publishing new content several times a week and overseeing all assigning
•Seeks efficiencies by sharing resources and reporting across multiple channels
•Manages editorial budget and calendar
•Liaises with client’s social media team and agency partners to maximize opportunities for social syndication
•Collaborates with SEO practice to develop internal team knowledge base on search engine optimization and linking
•Contributes to evolution of both print and digital channels, with forward-thinking ideas about content types, topics and presentation


JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
•Education: Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, or related field
•Experience: 8–10 years of experience as an editorial director for a multi-channel program that includes print, web, mobile and social platforms. Subject-matter expertise in consumer finance. Must be able to juggle multiple projects at a fast pace and manage many moving parts and details.
•Skills: Strong leadership, written and verbal communication skills and project management skills are a must. Experience with various content management systems and HTML is a plus, as are writing and editing for web and social, and SEO best practices. Ability to manage editorial projects start to finish.


Please apply directly to the url link provided here: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=9064022

All other applicants will be ignored.



No phone calls please.
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