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Consumer Reports seeks deputy editor for electronics

September 6, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

Consumer Reports is looking for an experienced deputy editor for its electronics editorial team.

Come join a brand with a strong reputation for independence and the ability to move markets, affect national policy, and hold industry accountable for the products they make and sell. We want someone with a deep competitive instinct who can develop, write, and edit compelling content across several print and online platforms.

Qualified candidates should be have at least ten years of experience at a major national magazine or web publication and a background in consumer service journalism. The deputy editor will report directly to the Electronics Content Team Leader and manage a team of editors and analysts. He or she will work closely with our in-house labs and survey departments to create dynamic multi-platform content about electronic gadgets and services ranging from UltraHD TVs to social networks to smart watches.

  • Under the direction of the Content Team Leader, executes the content strategy for one or more assigned product or service categories/specialties.
  • Manages a staff of editors and market analysts to ensure the delivery of content in accordance with strategy, on time, consumer focused, accurate, and compelling.
  • Serves as the on-staff expert and spokesperson for the assigned product or services.
  • Allocates work and plans, schedules, assigns, and edits content for one or more product or service categories, ensuring quality on-time delivery across multiple media formats and platforms.
  • Hires, manages and develops a staff of editors and market analysts, creating the team’s vision and ambitions
  • Ensures the organization maintains an appropriate level of internal and external expertise for the product or services categories it leads, and that all related content is current, effective, engaging and relevant.
  • Interacts with manufacturers, governmental agencies, customers, etc. to report on stories and represent test results.
  • Coordinates the development of story components (surveys, questionnaires, test protocols, etc.) for assigned products or services.
  • Actively participates as a senior member of a product testing and content team, conferring with other team members as necessary to ensure objectives for quality and timeliness are met.
  • Ensures staff is correctly interpreting data and generating accurate and timely content.
  • Edits and rewrites the work of subordinates as necessary.
  • Performs other tasks as required.

A strong background covering telecommunications services and privacy is preferred. Also, the ideal candidate should be willing to maintain an aggressive social media presence and be comfortable on camera as a spokesperson for the brand, since we will put him or her on television. This is a big job, people—and a real opportunity to affect change in a product category that defines the modern world.

To apply, go here.

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