Cheddar is the leading post-cable news, media, & entertainment company & currently broadcasts two live video news networks: Cheddar, a business news network covering the most innovative executives, founders, products, & technologies transforming our lives & economy; & Cheddar Big News, a fast-paced, young, non-partisan general news & headline news network.
The company broadcasts from the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange, its street level studio in the glass corner of the Sprint Store in the Flatiron Building, WeWork in Los Angeles, & the White House.
Cheddar was founded by Jon Steinberg, President & Chief Operating Officer of BuzzFeed from 2010 to 2014. Its investors include Lightspeed Venture Partners, Raine Ventures, Goldman Sachs, Liberty Global, Comcast Ventures, AT&T, Amazon, Antenna Group, Ribbit Capital, The New York Stock Exchange, Altice USA, 7 Global Capital, & Denstu Ventures.
About This Role:
Cheddar is looking to hire a driven & creative Managing Editor to help us develop a stronger digital presence that, with text, images & video, that complements our growing news networks. The ideal candidate has a strong pedigree in digital journalism with experience in managing young journalists & editing their work, who understands & embraces best practices in creating text-based content & who has up-to-date experience in creating content that performs well in search & on social platforms. The candidate we choose will manage a small team of journalists to write & edit & work with the news producers, reporters & anchors at Cheddars business news network & Cheddar Big News. The position will require flexibility, perseverance & patience as Cheddar grows its digital presence. And equally important, the candidate we choose will be expected to embrace Cheddars start-up culture & work ethic.
The Managing Editor will play a central role in Cheddars growing newsroom. While the main mission will be creating & managing content for Cheddar.com & Cheddars newsletters, we are looking for an individual who can contribute to all aspects of our news coverage, including our live television programming, our on-demand video content, our original scoops-focused reporting & the journalism we create for Snap & other social platforms.
The ideal candidate is a self-starter & a relentless, ethical editor who thrives in a high-pressure environment & can meet tight deadlines. She or he must be adaptable & flexible, a team player who is able to mix easily & work effectively in our small, scrappy & highly collaborative team. The person we choose will report directly to the Editor in Chief.
- 8-12 years experience writing & editing in a digital newsroom.
- 4 years experience as a manager.(Some business news experience is a plus.)
- Must be willing to work collaboratively with other managers.
- Must be comfortable with all forms of digital expression, text, images, video & social media.
- Must embrace principles of ethical journalism.
- Must be willing to work a demanding schedule.
- Must be a fast & clever editor who can improve text-based content & help guide writers.
- Must be an innovative problem-solver who would be comfortable in a start-up environment.
Our Benefits & Culture:
The Cheddar team moves at lightning speed & our employees have the opportunity to make an extraordinary impact. We are growing fast & achieving milestones every day. Our team is direct, relentless, ethical, proactive, & different. All of our full time employees receive a competitive compensation & benefits package, which includes stock options, health, dental, & vision insurance, disability & life insurance, 401K, discounted gym membership, commuter benefits, generous paid leave, drinks & snacks, team events, happy hours, & more.
Cheddar is an equal opportunity employer, & we actively cultivate an inclusive workplace that celebrates diversity. We welcome all candidates & are committed to hiring people with a wide variety of experiences & backgrounds. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, familial or marital status, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.