Digital Editor

Employer
Metro US
Location
10271, New York City
Salary
Competitive salary and full benefits
Posted
Aug 30, 2017
Closes
Sep 29, 2017
Specialty
Editor / Editorial
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Full Time

DIGITAL EDITOR

Metro, a New York media company, with one eye on the news and one on lifestyle, seeks a full-time digital editor for an immediate opening in their New York office in the heart of the Financial District.

We post breaking news, strategically selected news stories, lists, galleries, and go-to local guides across our site and to social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Reddit. We’re dedicated to serving our readers, from breaking down exactly how a political story will effect their lives to tracking down the best place to enjoy that trending unicorn latte.

We’re building a culture of unique reporting, rooted in data-driven decisions. We believe in collaboration, originality, and strategic experimentation. We’re staffing up our team with people eager to exchange ideas, learn from everyone in the room, and make a case for their suggestions with confidence backed by examples and data.

We want to talk if you:

  • Excel in fast-paced environments
  • Can jump from a Trump story to a DIY decorations roundup
  • Have a great sense of humor, especially when you’re busy
  • Love finding and correcting a misspelling or grammar mistake
  • Know how to find the unique spin to a story that makes it fresh and new
  • Pride yourself on turning in clean copy
  • Want to learn, grow, and expand your responsibilities
  • Have a finely tuned BS-meter
  • Are so passionate about something that you could talk our ears off about it

Responsibilities:

  • Pitch and write articles, listicles, and galleries for news, entertainment, lifestyle, local, sports, and politics sections
  • Find stories that have viral potential before they’re trending
  • Spin trending stories in a new way that’s unique and captivating
  • Pivoting quickly to adjust to new demands, processes, and challenges
  • Establish and maintain relationships with bloggers, influencers, and PR agents
  • Edit incoming stories from the rest of the digital team
  • Curate the homepage and category pages multiple times a day with breaking stories that our audience needs to know at that specific moment

Requirements:

  • Two to five years of writing for the web
  • At least two years editing experience
  • A firm grasp of SEO basics
  • Proven understanding of the best way to tell and sell a story online to generate engagement
  • Ability to produce copy quickly without sacrificing quality
  • A commitment to detecting fake news and getting to the truth before anyone else
  • Willingness to write about anything and everything while simultaneously finding your niche
  • Dedication to checking the data in order to learn, grow, and optimize
  • Ability to quickly identify holes in articles, relate the problems in a constructive way, and mentor developing writers when needed