Growth Editor

Harvard Business Publishing, Brighton, Massachusetts

Date PostedAugust 21, 2018
IndustryDigital Media
SpecialtyBusiness/Technology
Job StatusTemporary
SalaryNot Specified
Description:

Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) was founded in 1994 as a not-for-profit, wholly-owned subsidiary of Harvard University, reporting into Harvard Business School. Our mission is to improve the practice of management in a changing world. This mission influences how we approach what we do here and what we believe is important.

With approximately 350 employees, primarily based in Boston, with offices in New York City, India, and the United Kingdom, Harvard Business Publishing serves as a bridge between academia and enterprises around the globe through its publications and multiple platforms for content delivery, and its reach into three markets: academic, corporate, and individual managers.

Harvard Business Review is the leading destination for smart management thinking. Through its flagship magazine, books, and digital content and tools published on HBR.org, Harvard Business Review aims to provide professionals around the world with rigorous insights and best practices to help lead themselves and their organizations more effectively and to make a positive impact.

Job Description:
The Growth Editor will play a key role creating and experimenting with career content aimed at a young, global audience. This will include helping to expand the reach and influence of HBR Ascend, a growing brand for millennials around the world, and managing content on a new HBR Snapchat channel. The right person for this role has an entrepreneurial spirit and will move easily between different types of digital platforms. He or she will be energized by identifying content that helps a young, international audience start their career and by helping to grow a new digital brand. This is a hands-on role for someone who is comfortable both editing text and devising visual approaches to engage social audiences. This is a three month contract position with potential for long-term extensions. 
 
Scope and Impact:
This is an outstanding opportunity for an editor with ambition, creativity, curiosity and a commitment to engaging global audiences with quality content. They will enjoy the prospect of building a new brand from the ground up and working in an innovative environment. The editor will help fulfill HBR's wider mission to publish ideas around the world that improve the practice of management and help people do their jobs better. 

Job Responsibilities: 
--Creating and managing content for HBR Ascend, including editing, adapting, and curating content about starting a career and evaluating pitches and submissions from outside contributors.  
--Managing visual stories for a new Snapchat channel, including helping with production and other logistics. Contribute to overall Snapchat strategy and identify opportunities to experiment on other emerging media platforms.
--Identifying opportunities to leverage Snapchat and other social platforms to increase awareness of Ascend content and drive new audience growth.
--Working with a high-level internal innovation team to evaluate audience growth and assess new strategic opportunities to connect with younger audiences.
--Experimenting with new ways to engage a global audience on issues related to succeeding in the workplace, growing your career, and learning new skills.
-- Collaborating as needed design, product, and external vendors as needed to ensure a high-quality experience across all platforms.
--Assessing analytics and other data to help measure the success of Ascend, Snapchat, and other projects as assigned.
 
Job Requirements: 
--3-5 years digital editorial experience
--Experience working on Snapchat or Instagram
--Experience with audio and video a plus.
--Interest in or experience with business and/or management content
--Proven skills in collaborating and communicating across teams.
--Team-oriented mindset, someone who enjoys collaborating with people around the world.

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