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Company: Kansas City Business Journal
Position:
Associate Editor managing online content
Location:
Missouri
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
March 8, 2013
Job ID: 1467371

Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION

 Position Title:  Associate editor

Status:  Exempt

Department:  Editorial

Supervisor's Title: Editor

 ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION

 The Associate Editor is responsible for the day-to-day management of all online content and owns the execution of the online content strategy across multiple platforms and products, including Web, email and mobile. It is mandatory that the candidate thrive in a breaking-news culture and has demonstrated content programming experience in an online environment. The primary goal of the Associate Editor is to direct the newsroom staff to craft timely and compelling products that drive loyal engagement, build audience and extend the Business Journal brand in the digital space. The job requires solid news judgment, strong headline writing skills and familiarity with SEO and site metrics. The Associate Editor must balance the highest standards for content with ambitious traffic and engagement objectives.

 In addition to working with staff- and user-generated content, the Associate Editor is expected to curate, report and write posts as well as produce interactive features, galleries and video. The end result should be a rich and vibrant digital experience that serves the Business Journal audience, generates user feedback and inspires robust community interaction.

 The Associate Editor will work with the Editor and Managing Editor to coordinate coverage between online and print media, oversee newsroom staff development and set the strategic direction for the publication as a whole.

 REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS

  •  Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience 
  • 2-3 years experience in online news operation 
  • Strong headline writing and copy-editing skills 
  • Familiarity with AP Style 
  • SEO experience 
  • Video production experience a plus 
  • Demonstrated use of databases to build interactive elements and features 
  • Data entry for content management systems
  • Html skills 
  • Excel and/or spreadsheet tools and management

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties and Responsibilities, work schedules and/or location may change based on evolving business needsProduce newsy, engaging daily online content

  • Generate and execute digital content ideas. 
  • Track metrics and measure engagement with an eye towards constant improvement.
  • Work with colleagues to recommend creative approach/strategy for social media executions. 
  • Work with editors, reporters and other stakeholders to plan new content and features. 
  • Help staff identify and deploy tactics to meet traffic and engagement goals. 
  • Work collaboratively with newsroom staff in design, research, and technology. 
  • Regularly participate in and attend Business Journal sponsored events.
  • Back up other editors in production of print products.
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with all colleagues and professionally with sources.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

 General office environment. Extensive computer use required. Some (local) travel required.  Ability to work flexible work schedules, including nights, weekends and holidays, as needed.   

Please forward your resume or questions to Brian Kaberline at bkaberline@bizjournals.com or 816-777-2208.

The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, physical or mental impairment, or any other category protected under federal, state or local law.  

 

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