Digital Editor

Timbuktu Labs
New York City, New York
Competitive annual salary, health, dental, eye and 401K
May 20, 2019
Metro Area
Los Angeles
Full Time

About Us

Timbuktu Labs is the female-founded media company behind the New York Times bestselling series “Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls.” Through a combination of thought-provoking content, stellar design, and business innovation, Timbuktu inspires a global community of progressive families spanning seventy countries. We are an innovative company with the mission of empowering girls around the world through inspiring and thought-provoking stories, delivered in unconventional ways. 

Timbuktu is home to a diverse and passionate group of rebels who work together in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Mérida (Mexico), London, and Milan. 

About the Role 

We are seeking an innovative and energetic digital editor to lead and launch the digital magazine (Boundless) and newsletter for our parent readers. This person will offer creative vision for what a BOUNDLESS feature should be, and bring strong management skills and editorial expertise to the team.  Our digital content team is focused on delivering compelling and valuable content that will enrich people’s lives and influence the perception of our brand. As the digital editor you will direct an in-house writer, assign stories to a number of freelancers and manage the digital budget. The ideal candidate will possess nimble, reactionary storytelling skills as well as the ability to manage long-range project planning and production.

What You’ll Be Doing
Write and edit stories for journalistic accuracy, audience relevance and tone, including real-time decision-making at various stages of content development.
Establish tone, theme, accuracy, style and consistency requirements.
Serve as a conduit to the product, design, social and marketing teams.
Develop and communicate digital strategy and initiatives across the organization around journalistic excellence, audience growth, ecommerce and brand awareness.
Collaborate with the managing editor to set the overall vision for Boundless. 
Create groundbreaking editorial initiatives that will increase the visibility and ambition of the Rebel Girls brand.

What We’re Looking For
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Four+ years of experience assigning and editing stories for a daily website.
You have the ability to package and create imaginative, innovative stories and find fresh angles that rise above the Internet din.
Excellent writing and editing skills.
You have a strong interest in and previous experience editorial pillars, including technology, creativity, athletics, leadership, design, activism, and feminist media.
You can juggle multiple projects under tight deadlines, and thrive in a fast-paced collaborative environment and have exceptional organizational skills.

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