Managing Editor / Assistant Managing Editor - Next TV

Posted: 10/31/2019

Location: New York, New York
Function: Marketing & Communications
Specialty: Digital Marketing, B2B
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive




About the Team

Future’s B2B Media & Entertainment group is a global leader in the publishing of expert content in the form of news, features, analysis and more on multiple platforms dedicated to the TV industry. Our editors and producers, many with decades of expertise, from Broadcasting & Cable, an 88-year-old brand, cover the dynamic world of the broadcast TV industry while Multichannel News, a 40-year-old brand with an equally distinguished team of journalists, focuses on the cable television industry. Our brands also host a number of events including the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, NYC TV Week, Multichannel News’ Wonder Women and more.

Job Purpose

From the team who publishes Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News comes a new B2B brand focused on the next generation of television on all its platforms - Next TV. Next TV will be the leading expert B2B guide for professionals working in the dynamic Direct-to-Consumer (Streaming or Over-The-Top) industry providing timely news and analysis, in-depth feature articles, industry profiles, photography, video and visualized data delivered on multiple digital platforms.

Managing Editor /Assistant Managing Editor Duties:

The Managing Editor of Next TV is responsible for all content-related duties, including but not limited to creating and maintaining the editorial calendar, assigning articles both freelance and in-house, maintaining the freelance budget, receiving and editing all content deliverables, writing new content, and understanding of analytics of traffic metrics and SEO best practices. 

Daily/Weekly Duties:

Content Creation & Management:

  • Act as both a player (reporter/writer and editor) and a coach (manager) to lead the launch and editorial direction of Next TV including managing a robust editorial calendar of daily and weekly content, assigning and scheduling staff and freelance writers and editors alike.

  • Write new articles as needed under your own byline.

  • Manage a freelance budget to maximum effect.

  • Copyedit all content and own the final word - every word - we publish at Next TV

  • Upload content - text articles, photos, video, data into our proprietary CMS

Analytics:

  • Interpret Google Analytics and other SEO reports for content traffic and handoffs and leverage traffic reports to determine top organic articles and video for maintenance and refreshing purposes.

Collaboration:

  • Be a resource to our SEO team and the active lead hands-on editorial owner of NEXT TV SEO strategy and tactics.

  • Collaborate closely and share editorial content with other brands (e.g. Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News and other Future brands).

What do I need to succeed?

  • Experience in content strategy, scheduling and budgeting

  • Strong reporting, writing and editing skills are a must

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required to maintain relationships with freelancers and internal stakeholders

  • Deep editorial experience in covering the TV industry

  • Experience with Google Analytics and SEO best practices

  • Brand leadership and management experience are highly desired

What will I get in return?

As well as our standard benefits, we have a number of awesome perks available to our staff including:

  • Unlimited paid time off (yes you read that right!)

  • A share in our success- every member of staff receives a profit pool bonus at the end of our financial year

  • Free food (monthly munchies, bagel Fridays, fresh fruit & snacks and coffee and tea on tap)

  • Central office locations with cool open plan working spaces

  • Free digital magazine subscriptions and access to back copies of our print magazines and bookazines

  • Discounted gym membership and onsite health & wellbeing (yoga at lunch anyone?!)

  • Annual Future conference - get together with your colleagues to celebrate success and look forward to what's next

  • Regular staff socials arranged by our wonderful Employee Community & Culture committees

  • Huge opportunities to learn and develop whether through professional qualifications, exposure to incredible business projects or informal lunch & learns, hosted by your colleagues

  • Give something back- Future will match your personal charity fundraising efforts up to $400

We are Future

Connectors. Creators. Experience Makers

We have big ambitions to transform media and change people’s lives. Together, we connect people to their passions through the high-quality content we create and the innovative technology we pioneer. It’s an incredibly exciting time to join!

Future is the name behind market-leading brands in specialist sectors across technology, gaming & entertainment, music, creative & photography, hobbies, knowledge and home interest. 

We’re dedicated to creating loyal fans of our brands, and the number is growing all the time. Our global reach is phenomenal with over 250 million consumers across 180 + world-leading brands. It’s an incredible privilege to have such a passionate audience base across our websites, magazines, social media and events.

Every kind of talent is celebrated here.. We hire for person not for the role, looking for people who share our ambitions to be bold and innovate, making Future a global success story.

Let’s do this!

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and a covering letter explaining why this is your dream job!

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Future.  

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