Associate Editor

The Warren Group, Peabody, Massachusetts

Date PostedOctober 12, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
SpecialtyBusiness/Technology
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNegotiable
Websitehttp://www.thewarrengroup.com
Description:

If you have a passion for business news – and understand the importance of banking and real estate to the local, regional and national economies – you want to work at The Warren Group.

We’re looking for an Associate Editor for our vibrant newsroom. The position touches every one of our editorial products, including our flagship newspaper, Banker & Tradesman. You’ll work hand-in-hand with the Associate Publisher on planning issues, working with contributors, copyediting and interacting with our sales and marketing teams. This is a good entry-level job for someone with strong editing skills, great organization and a command of AP style.

We’re The Warren Group, publishers of Banker & Tradesman in Massachusetts, The Commercial Record in Connecticut and Registry Review in New Hampshire. We are a fourth-generation family-owned company. An equal opportunity employer, we offer a competitive starting salary, a broad swath of benefits, and a terrific company to work for. This position offers the option of partial telecommuting from our Peabody, MA corporate offices. It’s a prime opportunity for pros who like working with other professionals, and who want to be the best in their field.

The Warren Group’s publications and databases inform the discussions and decisions of regional and national industry participants, economists, politicians, and policy makers. Our publications are relied upon and acclaimed for their authoritative and accurate content.

We work in the world of money, land and power. The markets move fast, and so do we. So, if you have an interest in the real estate and lending markets and if you believe that being part of a well-respected, strong and growing 146-year-old company would be a good fit for you, then we should talk.

Apply with your resume and – most importantly – a cover letter explaining why you’re the best person for the position to: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2185229

 

Job Description - Associate Editor

Founded in 1872, The Warren Group is a family-owned company known for its award-winning newspapers and recognized as New England’s most trusted source of data and online tools for real estate and financial professionals.

The Associate Editor reports directly to the Associate Publisher.

Essential Responsibilities (not limited to):

Summary: Under direction of and in conjunction with the Associate Publisher, responsible for overseeing and managing the creation, aggregation, procurement and publication of editorial content for The Warren Group’s newspapers and web outlets.

From daily email news roundups to special sections, the Associate Editor will work with a team of writers, editors and contributors to ensure all publications meet the highest company and journalistic standards on a consistent basis. Includes the following functions:

  • Participating in start-to-finish production of the newspapers, including interactions with freelance writers and contributors, compilation of editorial content, copy editing, layout, design ideas, proofing and coordination with colleagues on final proofing;
  • Copy editing for accuracy, style, grammar, punctuation, etc., as well as writing headlines;
  • Performing other editorial duties related to newspapers and special sections;
  • Uploading newspaper content to the websites;
  • Responsible for overseeing two content-rich and dynamic websites;
  • Writing and producing two daily news e-mails to two separate audiences, and more than 20,000 total subscribers, in Massachusetts and Connecticut;
  • Engaging readers on social media;
  • Monitoring user experience, engagement and metrics for websites;
  • Requires full-time work performed during the company’s days and hours of operation;
  • Must have and maintain valid driver’s license;
  • Some off-site travel required;
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Experience with InCopy, Adobe Photoshop, or Photoshop Elements helpful, basic knowledge of digital photography, proficient with the Microsoft Office suite of applications, industry-related and internal proprietary software;
  • Possess strong Internet skills for researching, producing and publishing material Must have an understanding of the social media universe; experience with Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn;
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to assist in producing compelling stories that are factually correct, creative, clear and concise. Demonstrable grammar skills;
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, legal procedures and governmental regulations. Superior ability to write and edit content for publication. Ability to effectively communicate information to, as well as respond to questions from, internal managers, customers and the general public;
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment;
  • Able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events and still meet deadlines;
  • Must have superb time-management ability, including the ability to complete work assignments while working remotely;
  • Demonstrable online content management experience.

Qualifications:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and exhibit proficiency in each competency. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Schedule: Normal full-time work schedule will be Monday through Friday during regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at The Warren Group’s office in Peabody, though it may vary to accommodate attendance at off-site meetings and events. Position will require occasional travel. Potential for partial telecommuting.

Work Environment:  Publishing, real estate, banking … all very exciting, innovative areas in which to be working and that employment at The Warren Group provides. We nourish a team environment, where ideas and willingness to go the extra mile are recognized. The Warren Group is an equal opportunity employer that supports a friendly, casual workspace, free of harassment.

 

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