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Crain’s New York Business seeks digital editor

January 27, 2018

Posted by Chris Roush

Crain's New YorkThis is an ideal job for an experienced, digitally savvy journalist who has strong news judgment, first-read and line editing prowess and a knack for optimizing editorial content for digital consumption. A successful candidate will thrive while working with fellow editors and reporters to produce top quality breaking news stories and analysis and manage digital content across multiple platforms. The candidate will also work closely with the managing editor to explore new ways to expand our audience and engage our readers.

This role requires a unique skill set that includes a deep understanding of the news that matters most to the New York City business community. Working with a team of both senior and junior reporters, the digital editor must be able to ensure that daily and breaking news coverage is robust, engaging and enlightening for our readers. Managing deadlines for both short and long term projects is a must.

The ideal candidate is passionate about digital and web technologies and always seeking ways to increase their digital IQ. They are also able to develop and teach their skills to others on the team through clear communication and translating emerging technology ideas into easily understood information. This role offers a variety of challenges from reporting and analysis, so versatility, punctuality, communication and the ability to multi-task are a must.


Proven skills in developing and managing digital content, websites, and landing pages using today’s latest technology, in high-volume environments
Monitor social media for breaking news; posting and promoting content on the website and through various digital channels including daily newsletters
Work closely with editors and reporters on interactive graphics and data-driven initiatives that can stand alone or accompany articles and special sections
Manage and edit web content that meets site’s high standards of usability, editorial quality and effectiveness.
Use analysis and insight to drive optimization of pages, actively seeking to improve value per page.
Write display or promotional text, such as headlines, decks and captions following editorial team guidelines.
Coordinate the use of digital and multi-media assets, such as photos, graphics, quizzes, polls, video and audio, and upload these assets to the website using the site’s style and optimization guidelines.
Master usage rules and style guidelines to ensure all content meets these requirements.
Maintain and conduct quality assurance checks on digital products according to brand guidelines.
Responsible for maintenance of links and adherence to the information architecture through site’s content management system.
Adjust and experiment with headlines to make sure stories have maximum impact and extend their shelf life using analytics and current best practices in SEO

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of experience as a digital editor or similar role
Strong journalism/newsroom experience
Ability to quickly understand new technologies
Expert knowledge of creating and editing content and site setup using a CMS platform
Proficient using HTML/CSS/JavaScript to enhance digital content through use of multimedia elements
Experience using Photoshop to create and modify images, sprites and other visual elements
Online portfolio or body of work which includes recent, original multi-media journalism
Proven ability in SEO and social media best practices
Excellent organizational, multi-tasking and communication skills
Fluent in Digital analytics


Expert knowledge of WordPress or Drupal 7/8
Drupal 8 strongly preferred
Fluent with Adobe Analytics, Google Analytics or Chartbeat
Journalism or related degree preferred
Experience writing headlines, captions and content
B2B or business newsroom experience
Understanding of audience segmentation and usage rules
Understanding of and background working within brand guidelines

To apply, go here.

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