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Editor: Evenings & Weekends

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AQUENT's major media client is seeking a passionate, video-obsessed pop culture and news junkie to come aboard as its evenings and weekends editor.

The ideal candidate will be a team player, a self-starter who can work independently in order to meet goals, comfortable in a dynamic and fast-paced and largely news-driven environment, bringing energy, passion and a positive attitude to everything they do, and will not be afraid to roll up their sleeves in order to tackle tasks big and small.

This is a great entry-level opportunity for someone to learn the operational ropes of fast-growing video business, while making a direct impact on its success.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Ensuring fresh, compelling and relevant content is available 24/7
• Monitoring a weekly editorial calendar and schedule
• Interfacing with our Homepage Editor to ensure content flow
• Making bold choices, crafting clever headlines and tease copy, choosing and cropping appropriate imagery
• Creating and scheduling content pieces for social media outlets, newsletters and email blasts with an emphasis on metrics
• Understanding the audience, its interests and what it responds to
• Managing competing priorities, fielding pitches from diverse sources, budgeting time
• Monitoring and analyzing site traffic/usage data to make informed programming decisions that are aligned with our business

REQUIREMENTS

• Experience writing or editing for a large website, with at least a couple of relevant internships under your belt
• Proven ability to get viral traffic
• Experience using social media in a professional capacity
• Thorough understanding of SEO, web copyright standards, fact-checking and web research
• Familiarity with standard photo-editing tools (PhotoShop suite)
• Established social media presence or blogging experience – a strong advantage

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