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Programmer/Editor

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We seek an experienced News Editor to help drive daily content programming for cutting-edge apps. This is a unique opportunity for a talented, innovative editor to be part of the fast-moving team that’s innovating in the field of consumer content.

You will be responsible for delivering news content programming to engage and delight users, as well as to support a variety of business objectives. Passion for the user and the experience to implement audience-focused content initiatives are key attributes of this role. Familiarity with online content publishing tools is a must, as is experience working with technically-oriented teams.

Our media apps are updated around the clock, so you can expect to cover a variety of shifts - mornings, evenings and weekends. You’ll also be working with editors across different time zones.

The ideal candidate will have:
• Experience working in a fast-paced, creative environment with a team of content editors/producers.
• Proven ability to choose from a wide range of stories and select those that offer the greatest currency and the deepest relevance with an unbiased and objective narration of the facts.
• A keen understanding of the best, most elegant writing offered by high-quality news outlets.
• Solid journalistic skills and strong knowledge of news topics of interest to a US audience.
• Attention to detail, an appreciation for strong visual presentation and a passion for editorial excellence.

Key responsibilities include:
• Daily editorial production of consumer-focused apps for a broad, US-based audience.
• Determining the right content mix from partners across a variety of general interest news topics.
• Creation of headlines and abstracts.
• Programming across the content calendar while taking into account business priorities and determining the best way to achieve strong business results.
• Managing editorial process and workflow.
• Working closely with technical teams when required to develop or enhance storytelling and publishing tools.

Basic qualifications:
• Minimum of 5 years’ editorial experience in online/digital journalism, ideally aimed at a national audience.
• Ability to work across boundaries towards shared objectives; results-oriented; passion around immersive content experiences.
• Experience with and keen understanding of online publishing tools and content management systems.
• 3+ years of using metrics-reporting packages to inform content programming and forecasting.
• Degree in journalism, communications or related discipline preferred.

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