Variety seeks deputy online editor
Variety is looking for a proven online editor who thrives in an extremely fast-paced setting.
This exciting role is responsible for managing, editing and writing digital content for Variety’s award-winning website, as well as playing a key operational role.
Oversee and develop daily/weekly content for Variety.com
Work with other Web professionals, such as Web editors, designers, and developers to determine the best way to present information online.
Monitor news feeds and social media for breaking news
Manage a team of news editors who assign quick news hits to writers and interns and see them through from assignment to publication
Identify developing or breaking news that warrants deeper reporting and collaborate with reports editors to see coverage through
Organizing the editorial calendar
Work with social media editors to effectively share stories on top platforms
Reporting on the successes and failures of content initiatives
Enforce editorial policies and procedures
Be mindful of an analytics-focused approach to guide digital content strategy and measurably improve website engagement and audience
5-7 years of experience in related role(s) at minimum; those with greater levels of experience could also be considered.
Knowledge of what’s relevant and timely in entertainment industry; experience with an entertainment trade publication is a plus.
Superb writing and editing skills
A facility for writing excellent headlines.
Flexibility with work hours that will likely involve time outside the 9-to-5 weekday hours. Off-shift work required occasionally in urgent news situations.
Capable of moving quickly and thoughtfully
Ability to frame stories to be of interest to both the consumer and trade marketplaces is important; the ability to write social-media-friendly headlines is an absolute must.
Highly proficient at producing copy; photos; galleries; video; infographics and data visualizations via a content management system; re-circulation links; SEO best practices, etc.
Team player mentality and approach
To apply, go here.