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Company: McClatchy Company
Seeking Tablet Editor
North Carolina
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
April 5, 2013
Job ID: 1473289


As the key content editor, the tablet editor oversees creation, selection and production of content for a curated tablet-only section of McClatchy’s tablet applications, called the Daily Magazine.  In this function, the editor works with McClatchy’s DC Bureau and McClatchy’s community newspapers, in addition to curating content from various wire services. 

The editor provides vision for how this section will evolve, relying on various test and learn methodologies and consults with McClatchy’s other tablet editors helping to develop a company-wide tablet content strategy and drive innovation in digital story-telling.    In addition, the tablet editor monitors traffic data and mobile trends; responds to reader behavior; and suggests engaging stories for the tablet.  The tablet editor works with the Director of Mobile Initiatives in developing tablet product roadmap and recommends new publishing processes. 

The tablet editor would work in the publishing center at the Charlotte Observer offices reporting to the Director of Mobile Initiatives and working closely with the Director of the Charlotte publishing center, the Washington Bureau and the other individual McClatchy newsrooms.


- College degree.

- The successful candidate will be a heavy “tablet” user and reader with a strong understanding of the expectations of the new audience on these devices.

- Journalist with high level of editing experience at a newspaper, magazine, or national website – handling national, international, investigative, in-depth coverage – and hands-on digital editing experience.  Five years experience preferred.

- Must have a deep understanding of online analytics and a vision for the future of journalism vis-à-vis tablets and digital story-telling.  Ability to juggle multiple tasks with accuracy and efficiency; ability to work well with all levels of staff from correspondents and editors to publishers at multiple papers and Washington Bureau.

- Creative and excellent interpersonal, communication, problem solving, and organizational skills required.

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