Assistant Blog Editor
The Assistant Blog Editor’s role is to create brilliant, shareable content ideas on a daily basis for the Time Out New York website, magazine and its social platforms. Working as part of the wider content team, the they will focus primarily on the blog, and social media accounts but will work closely with the Blog Editor to produce the magazine’s front of book.ResponsibilitiesProduce traffic-driving blog posts on a daily basis.Develop regular content ideas and formats for the Time Out New York blog and magazine.Research, write and produce assigned weekly features for both the website and print magazine.Generate regular posts for Facebook, Twitter and Time Out’s other social channels that promote the latest and most relevant content.Engage in and start conversations with our community every day, acting as a super user and moderator across Time Out platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Google + and Pinterest.Contribute digital content ideas in response to commercial briefs and work on their development and production as needed.Develop contacts through social channels to build a pipeline of guest contributors, both written and photography-based.ObjectivesIncrease traffic to the Time Out blog and www.timeout.com/newyork.Increase traffic, audience, and engagement from Time Out New York’s Facebook page and Twitter accountCreate and develop content that fulfils the overall commercial and business requirements of Time Out Group.Maintain and develop strong internal and external working relationships, dealing professionally with colleagues across the Time Out group.Be internally and externally recognised as an ambassador for Time Out values.Be an authority on the Time Out brand and competitors.MiscellaneousAd hoc projects.Assisting in raising the profile of Time Out Limited.Ensure that the brand standards are met across all platforms.Promote the brand and its values at all opportunities.Any other reasonable requests from the Company Directors/CEO.QUALIFICATIONSKnowledge & Experience· Experience in creating engaging, shareable content.Experience of both promoting and generating content via social media.· Experience in a digital production environment.Proven ability to work with the various tools of the trade e.g. content management systems, photo, video and audio editing software and a basic knowledge of HTML.· Ability to shoot and edit video for digital platforms desirable.Ability to commission content for multiple platforms – not just copy, but images and audiovisual content.Awareness of key New York events throughout the calendar year.Proven ability to work effectively with editorial, marketing, commercial, design and technical teams.A track record in delivering content on time and to brief.Personal AttributesFull of innovative, cross-platform content ideas.A strong presence on Twitter, Facebook and other social channels.Enthusiastic about emerging technologies.Able to juggle long and short-term deadlines in a dynamic working environment and have exceptional time and project management skills.Aware of commercial imperatives, in particular driving transactional revenue.Able to communicate well with others verbally and in writing.Thorough and analytical with exemplary attention to detail.Able to think laterally and visually about editorial ideas.Confident and ambitious with a can-do attitude.Good planning and time management skills.Passionate advocate of Time Out products.Passionate about New York and the arts.How to Apply: Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, work samples, AND *salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. (*Cover letters without salary requirements will not be considered.) Please include Asst Blog Editor in the subject line of the email.