Managing Editor

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Job Description – Managing Editor

 

The Company – We are a global media company with news and events properties in the blockchain/bitcoin space.

 

The Opportunity – Our Company is looking for a Managing Editor to directly supervise the day to day operation of the publication as it grows to become a full-fledged global and multi-language news organization. The ideal candidate is an excellent editor with acute attention to details skills, highly organized and a strong overall manager. The ideal candidate must have a proven track record of leading teams in producing up to the minute breaking news and ambitious features and investigative stories.

 

You’ll work with the Editor-in-Chief and Foreign Language Bureau Chiefs across the globe to reimagine a technology news site and build it from the ground up under and already established brand. 

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plan and manage daily editorial operations of a branded technology news site.
  • Hire and manage a team of freelance/contributing writers, designers, videographers, etc., including assigning and commissioning content planning schedules and enforcing deadlines; and evaluating performance
  • Run the daily editorial plan, coordinate with all section editors to optimize the mix of stories published each day.
  • Maintain a database of freelancers and oversee the monthly editorial and freelance budgets.
  • Build and manage the editorial calendar of news and conference events throughout the year.
  • Edit content to ensure it meets Springboard standards and is compelling for our audience
  • Create content yourself, too, from time to time!
  • Work closely with SEO lead to create keyword-focused content from each vertical based on research
  • Collaborate with Content Strategy Lead to generate new story ideas related to the subjects we teach, and to maintain our consolidated editorial calendar
  • Work with team and freelancers to ensure all content is supported with relevant imagery, resources, and other important assets

 

Qualifications

  • Have a background in journalism and possess incredibly strong writing and editing skills
  • The ability to recognize great writing and quality content; ability to deliver content that tops the competitors
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, juggling multiple projects and deadlines, responding to breaking news as it occurs in a 24-hour cycle.
  • Are highly organized and able to manage multiple moving parts, including freelancers, contributors, designers, videographers, and more
  • High levels of integrity and initiative, and a principled passion for technology and journalism
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to manage, motivate and mentor a diverse team of writers and editors of varying skill levels.
  • Ability to take initiative, receive constructive feedback, and work with minimal supervision.