Associate Editor

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Babcox Media Inc., an Akron, Ohio-based B2B print, digital and video media company with concentration in the automotive aftermarket, powersports, performance, collision, commercial fleet, engine building and tire industries, is seeking an entry-level Associate Editor for its print and digital properties.

The Associate Editor researches, writes and edits relevant information for his/her respective brand(s ). This position is responsible for the production, quality and distribution of multimedia content, which could include print magazines, websites, e-newsletters, social media, videos, PushCrew notifications and podcasts. This position shares responsibility in the job of editing, proofreading and posting content, as well as curating, gathering and/or outsourcing content. This position may also provide general support to other editorial staff, sales personnel and management. This is a Full time exempt position.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications or similar.
  • Experience with WordPress;
  • Working knowledge in content optimization based on digital analytics across online and social media channels;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of AP style.
  • Positive interpersonal skills and professionalism;
  • Strong interviewing skills required;
  • Ability to contribute as a team player as well as work independently;
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written);
  • Excellent attention to editorial detail;
  • Creative problem-solving skills;
  • Solid experience currently working with digital content and social media;
  • Experience in video production is a plus;
  • Ability to travel;
  • Ability to meet stringent deadlines;
  • Must be computer proficient: WordPress; Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, etc.) for Mac;
  • Video editing skills preferred;
  • Automotive interest is highly recommended;
  • Knowledge and experience in B2B helpful, but not required.

Babcox Media offers competitive salary and benefit packages as well as a creative work environment. Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and writing samples to Babcox Media, Inc., to the attention of Barbara Kimbrew (see below). No phone calls please.