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Media, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Thursday, October 01, 2020
 
   
 
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ABOUT THE TEAM AND ROLE

theSkimm is looking for a Director of Editorial Operations to be responsible for managing content operations & supervising short & long term content planning. This role will support a group of talented journalists & content creators to do what they do best in a more effective & scalable way. This role is the right-hand to & will report into the SVP, Content.

WHAT YOULL BE DOING

  • Lead support in planning, organizing, & production of content throughout the organization 
  • Manage editorial calendars & editorial strategy planning & their respective processes
  • Own & project manage editorial initiatives from ideation to execution in order to improve editorial operations across the company
  • Represent editorial as the subject matter expert & key stakeholder in cross-functional meetings with product, sales, tech, design, operations, & marketing
  • Assist SVP, Content in day-to-day operations of the editorial team, including resource allocation & budget planning process
  • Oversee publishing schedule for theSkimm.com
  • Oversee talent booking process 
  • Manage content team trainings, ensuring adherence to journalistic standards, voice etc. 
  • Work with the content analyst to set success metrics around content performance & to communicate goals & trends to the editorial team. 
  • Manage content-team training calendar to ensure all new content hires are properly trained on current editorial voice & operations

WHAT WERE LOOKING FOR

  • 5-10 years of digital newsroom experience, with 3 of those in an operational role managing similar sizeable publication required
  • Experience project managing editorial initiatives 
  • Experience with short & long-term editorial planning is required
  • Proven Expertise & knowledge in latest digital trends, technology & best practices for editorial, commerce content, & SEO
  • Proven Expertise with content analytics 
  • Highly organized, extremely detail-oriented, & able to effectively prioritize workload in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Ability to self-motivate & be a team player across multiple departments
  • Excellent verbal & written skills
  • Proficient in Wordpress & Asana a plus
  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience preferred

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Comprehensive insurance plans, commuter benefits & 401(k) starting on your first day
  • Competitive salary & equity packages
  • Flexible vacation policy & generous holiday observances
  • One Medical Membership
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Complimentary access to theSkimms growing suite of membership products 
  • The opportunity to be part of a values-driven, hardworking & diverse group of people building a membership company that makes it easier to live smarter

ABOUT THESKIMM

theSkimm is a membership company dedicated to helping female millennials live smarter lives. By seamlessly integrating into our members existing routines, we've become a trusted brand to more than seven million people. We're fundamentally changing the way our members consume news, consider products or services, & take action on important things happening in their lives. Our flagship product, the Daily Skimm, is still the fastest growing email newsletter on the market, & we've grown our product suite to fit into other routines at home, work, & on-the-go. theSkimm App debuted at #1 in News in iTunes, our podcast "Skimm'd from The Couch" reached #1 in Apple Podcasts within hours of launching, & more than 200,000 people voted with us in the 2018 midterm elections.

As theSkimm grows, we're committed to helping our members tackle big decision-making moments in life by giving them the information they need to make informed & empowered choices whether that be in civic engagement, finance, career, health, & more. Founded in 2012 by two friends on a couch, we've since grown to over 100 employees based in NYC. We are passionate. We are a TEAM. We work hard, but we know when to take a break to enjoy each other's company. Our products help people live smarter lives & we're building a brand trusted by millions of female millennials across the country. Join us!

This is a full-time role based in New York, NY.

 
 
 
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