Gothamist is looking for a Senior Digital Editor with strong background in digital journalism who is at ease with overseeing breaking NYC news coverage as well as shepherding longer features.

As Senior Digital Editor, you will be responsible for identifying stories for Gothamist.com from a myriad of sources, including the WNYC newsroom and shows. They have proven themselves to be a deft communicator and an energetic team player, with a sharp eye for trending items. The ability to encourage exceptional writing and insights from reporters while meeting deadlines is also key.

They are also open-minded collaborators who are excited about the opportunities that a combined Gothamist/WNYC newsroom can offer in providing a definitive, authentic take on news and life in New York.

Candidates should also be eager to think about how Gothamist continues to serve its audience of New Yorkers who want to be savvy about city issues—and present fresh ideas on how to reach those who might not have realized Gothamist was the resource they needed.

Responsibilities include:

• Edit stories from reporters from Gothamist and WNYC as well as freelance contributors
• Brainstorm coverage areas and assign stories
• Write stories for the site as needed
• Copyedit for the site as needed
• Manage story publication as needed
• Coordinate and manage content for social media media platforms, newsletters, and other Gothamist & WNYC products

Necessary skills and experience: 
• At least 5-7 years leading content team as an editor for a digital or print publication
• Proven experience as writer and reporter
• Deep knowledge of New York City
• Ability to multitask and take/give direction in a fast-paced environment
• Strong analytical and organizational skillls
• Familiarity of social media best practices
• Experience managing writers and freelancers
• Photo editing skills a plus

If you don’t meet all the bullet points, but think you’d be a great candidate—apply and tell us why!

You should apply for the Senior Digital Editor position through Jobvite with a resume, a letter expressing interest, and links to clips.

 

This post was copied directly from the online listing.

Leave a Reply