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Ad Age seeks senior agency editor

May 28, 2018

Posted by Chris Roush

Ad Age is seeking a dynamic, self-starting scoops-obsessed reporter to break news and spot trends on our high-profile agency beat, where armies of creative, digital and communications specialists are battling to connect brands with consumers.

This reporter will cover the light-speed evolution of marketing, media and communications. He or she will focus on the ad agencies reshaping the way marketers and consumers interact, developing sources and telling high-impact stories about innovative digital shops, fast-growing social media agencies, award-winning creative shops and other companies trying to muscle into agency territory.

It is a competitive beat with big personalities and big budgets that produces some of our best-read stories. Experience covering technology, marketing or media is a must.


* Shape, define and lead our coverage of agency news. This is arguably the highest-profile reporting job in a magazine with “advertising” in its name

* Beyond strategy, execute by writing quick daily news hits and write our weekly “Agency Brief” column

* Pitch, report and develop enterprise stories vital to the agency business and agency culture, whether it’s about the encroachment of the consultancies, the #MeToo moment, the talent crunch, competing with the duopoly.

* Help the video team create compelling and newsworthy quick video hits

* Travel for key industry events (the 4A’s, Cannes, etc)

* Help program Ad Age events that fall under the agency beat — and be willing to appear on stage at them.

Basic Qualifications

* Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications or similar field

* 7 years of newsroom experience at a nationally-recognized publication

* Experience covering advertising and marketing

* A keen understanding of the forces affecting the advertising industry today

* Ability to produce clean copy and do basic editing

* Effective written and verbal skills

* Must be familiar with current social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and others

* Should be comfortable with using web-based content management systems for publishing online

To apply, go here.

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