Managing Editor

Posting ID : A1068467863
Date Posted : 2015-08-18
Category : Writing Editing

Managing Editor

We are an ambitious, venture-funded, mission-based start-up, ready to put you to work tomorrow!

Here's why: Three years ago Susan Cain wrote a landmark book called Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking. The book instantly found an enormous global audience (in 35 languages, no less!) and became a runaway bestseller, breaking records right and left to become the fourth most sold book in the world during the 2013 calendar year. Susan's subsequent TED Talk went viral, and is now one of the most viewed ever.

We've launched a company to continue to reach introverts and the extroverts who love, raise, teach, and work with them. Along the way, we hope to make the world a gentler place to thrive in.

As part of our mission, we've launched a website that hosts daily content. As such, we're looking for a versatile digital mind to serve as managing editor for our team of writers and editors.

The managing editor will be paid on a month-to-month contract for the first three months, with the possibility of extending that contract or converting to a salaried position. Please note: we're a startup whose location is still somewhat in flux, so any given week may find you working from home, meeting with fellow team members in Manhattan or Brooklyn, or visiting our "Quiet House" office in Nyack, NY.

About You:

-You're a Quiet Revolutionary. You've read the book, love the message, and have your own vision for how it can change the world. (We're an equal opportunity employer -- extroverts and introverts can both be Quiet Revolutionaries, as our extroverted co-founder proves!)
-You have 5+ years experience as an editor and writer in digital publishing. You know bloggers, blogging, and online journalism.
-You have experience working with various digital storytelling formats (text, video, slideshows, infographics).
-You have superb writing, editing, and brainstorming skills.
-You have experience managing freelance writers.
-You're familiar with Wordpress, SEO, and basic HTML.
-Juggling multiple deadlines is second nature to you.
-You believe social media marketing is a part of every online writer's arsenal, and you know it well.
-You thrive on managing daily communications on all the nitty-gritty regarding blog posts, social media shares, scheduling, deadlines, traffic goals, payment, bonuses, etc.
-You live in and around NYC.

As the Managing Editor, you will:

-Work closely with our Editorial Director to maintain and develop the editorial calendar
-Supervise freelance writers and editors
-Manage day-to-day content management of
-Edit any reader-generated content and communicate directly with readers on such ventures
-Use keyword and SEO research as well as current trends in research, education, and media to generate compelling topics for future content
-Monitor traffic on a per-writer basis, with the goal of understanding how specific writers drive visitors to the site
-Manage curated art splash page and related content
-Manage contracts and invoices with writers and related contributors
-Assist team with regular deep dives on traffic to understand how specific sources, including social media and syndication, are driving growth
-Provide Infusionsoft support for CRM and newsletter maintenance
-Explore syndication possibilities or other forms of content distribution

Is this you?

Come join a small, fun, ambitious group of professionals today and apply.
Send your cover letter and resume with the subject line "Managing Editor Job Listing."

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