Associate editor (online/print)

Location
Fort Lauderdale
Posted
Jun 10, 2014
Closes
Jul 10, 2014
Contact
Ms. Lauren Beck
Duration
Full Time
The Dockwalk Associate Online Editor/Dockwalk Associate Editor is a full-time position based in Fort Lauderdale, with responsibility for day-to-day editorial and community operations of Dockwalk.com and assisting with editorial duties on Dockwalk magazine.

The Associate Online Editor should be able to multitask and prioritize activities in a high-speed environment, self-motivate and keep organized, and should possess great interpersonal skills and creativity. Prior web editorial experience, particularly in generating content for the web, blogging or community moderation experience, is a must.

You will be responsible for:

Dockwalk.com

* Generating, in conjunction with the Dockwalk, ShowBoats International and Boat International magazine editorial teams, content in the form of news, resource information and editorial features while maintaining integration between content and community
* Managing community-generated content through a variety of activities, including blogs, discussion forums, etc. that foster interaction and participation
* Manage Dockwalk’s newsletters and social media channels, which include (but are not limited to) Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest

Dockwalk magazine

* Editorial duties as needed, which include responsibility for some magazine sections, all fact checking, photo sourcing and some news writing. Potential for feature writing
* Assisting the editor and managing editor with proofreading and other assigned duties
* Attending and representing Dockwalk at industry events and boat shows, as required

Required Skills/Traits:
* Excellent writing skills
* Strong line and content editing skills
* Keen eye for story and news selection and web-friendly writing
* Passion for social networking
* Experience with, and passion for, creating and using new content vehicles: websites, social networks, blogs, podcasts, wikis, etc.
* Strong ability to think creatively and implement projects from the idea phase
* Experience of working with Web Content Management Systems
* Ability to multitask and work collaboratively in a dynamic environment
* A basic understanding of web functionality
* Friendliness, diplomacy and imperturbability
* Preference for working in a fast-paced environment
* Knowledge of photo-editing software a plus

While knowledge of crewing in the superyacht industry is desirable but not essential, it is essential that the Associate Online Editor/Magazine Associate Editor has proven online experience and a strong understanding of web traffic drivers.

Note that this is not a web design position, but an editorial position.

Qualifications
* Bachelor’s degree required

Benefits
* Salary commensurate with experience
* 20 days of paid vacation time per year plus eight (8) public holidays and one (1) floating holiday
* Basic medical insurance coverage, which currently includes both vision and dental insurance.

* No relocation expenses are offered

Please include a cover letter and resume.

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