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Managing Editor

Spine Media, owner of Top 100 U.S. website Your Daily Dish and others, is seeking a highly motivated and creative Managing Editor to join our team. The Managing Editor's primary responsibilities will oversee editing/critiquing a group of freelancer article submissions, as well as writing his/her own stories. The Managing Editor will bring a mastery of the English language and impeccable attention to detail to assure articles are published to the website without grammar, spelling, or other errors. The Managing Editor may also be assisting with social media posts and marketing.

Responsibilities include:

  • Editing and proofing articles in WordPress and publishing to the Web on average 20+ stories a day from our team of freelancers and staff
  • Writing viral stories/galleries that carry the tone and voice of Spine websites
  • Providing feedback to writers/freelancers to improve article performance
  • Assist with creating engaging social media posts


Preferred Skills:

  • Mastery of English grammar and punctuation
  • Copy editing and proofing proficiency
  • Strong communication skills to reach a wide variety of target audiences
  • Understanding of common style guides, most notably AP style
  • Familiarity with Office products, including Word, Excel and Outlook; Adobe Photoshop and WordPress
  • Master of social media networking and familiarity with all platforms
  • SEO

 

Desired Skills:

  • Video content creation experience
  • Understanding of copywriting
  • Basic HTML knowledge

 

Candidate Profile

  • 1-2 years of professional editorial management and writing experience
  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in English, Writing, Journalism, Communications, or related area of study
  • Creativity, energy, intelligence in identifying trending/viral stories
  • Flexible, works well under pressure while maintaining a sense of humor
  • Self-motivated leader
  • Organized; equally big-picture- and detail-oriented
  • Confident, no nonsense, ‘get it done’ attitude
  • Diligence & perseverance – someone who works smart, creatively, and fast will thrive in this environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team
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