Associate Director, Editorial
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, EDITORIAL, Join MIT Sloan to help launch a new, editorial-driven website section, Ideas Made to Matter. We’re looking for a skilled and smart news editor and writer who finds surprising insights in academic research, has an eye for exciting new ideas and technologies, and brings global business leaders knowledge they need to build and manage innovative companies. You’ll do this in Cambridge’s Kendall Square, one of the most innovative neighborhoods in the country. The beats: finance and economics, and global impact. Additionally, you will be an important editorial decision-maker, assigning and editing work by news writers and freelance writers. Specific tasks include reporting, editing, and writing news articles; developing expert sources; contributing to an editorial calendar; conducting traffic and audience analysis to inform future work; developing and posting content on social media networks; and collaborating on photography and design ideas.
REQUIRED: Minimum of five years experience writing for a business, science, or technology publication; Experience writing for web audiences and with social media distribution in mind; Experience editing staff writers and/or freelance writers; Experience packaging news for digital consumption; Strong writing, editing, and copyediting skills, with a careful attention to detail and knowledge of Associated Press style; Familiarity with content management systems and email distribution software; Solid editorial judgment, with a commitment to accuracy and engaging, meaningful content; Understanding of design and photography best practices and tools; Understanding of analytics and tools for measuring impact and reach of content (e.g. Google Analytics).