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Company: Worldnow
Seeking Senior Editor
New York
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
February 19, 2013
Job ID: 1462569


Senior Editor


About Worldnow                                                                                                               

A leader in Internet technology, content and revenue solutions, Worldnow, a New York-based technology and sales company, is the only company to provide a comprehensive technology platform and strategic advertising services that enable media companies to expand their digital business with innovative Web publishing tools, advanced video delivery technology and industry-leading advertising solutions. Worldnow's proven technology and advertising leadership equips its media partners with the tools to excel in their digital marketplaces, expand their audience and realize real-world ROI from their digital business.  Current Worldnow customers include affiliates of major broadcast television, newspaper and radio groups. For more information please visit


Worldnow has an opening on the National Content team which is responsible for aggregating, updating and marketing national content channels and promotions across 100+ local TV news websites. Content channels cover a wide range of topics, including but not limited to Education, Health, House & Home, Money, Pets, Recipes, Technology, Weddings as well as seasonal promotions such as Father’s Day and Holiday. 


The Senior Editor position is the lead member of Worldnow’s National Content Team and must have 2-4 years journalism experience working with an online publication, portal, media or special interest website(s). 


Job functions include: managing feeds, feed implementation, content contracts, editorial calendars, and content resources. He/she will be responsible for updating channels with new content (text and video) and creating promos to drive traffic to the channels and their sponsors; integrating content feeds and/or articles from third party providers, and working with the senior leadership on new strategies and applications for audience development.      


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Produce engaging content and interactive features for Worldnow's channels and promotions.  This involves securing/integrating/editing/proofing and posting new content and special features.  Some original writing may be involved.
  • Implement daily content updates using Worldnow’s Producer - a simple online content publishing tool.
  • Identify and evaluate Third-Party content providers as possible partners for our network.
  • Coordinate with the Technology team to test and integrate third-party content feeds and applications.
  • Work closely with VP on identifying new content teasers and marketing programs to drive traffic to the channels.
  • Work with the Advertising Sales team to identify custom content and promotional opportunities for national advertisers looking to market across Worldnow’s network of local TV sites.


Qualification Requirements:

  • Experience in local news and digital media.
  • Prior online and editorial experience required (2+ years). Work with other Content Management systems a plus.
  • Impeccable strategic, writing, organizing, editing and packaging skills.
  • Detail oriented with the ability to adapt and learn quickly.
  • Functional knowledge of RSS, XML feeds
  • Familiarity with graphic design principles, basic knowledge of HTML and technical aptitude a plus.
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with multiple teams including advertising, client services, technology and creative departments.
  • Self-motivated and collaborative personality.
  • Able to adapt to rapidly changing requirements and multiple short- and long-term projects.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.  Major course of study in English, communications, marketing, journalism or related coursework preferred.


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