Full Time Job

Section Editor - Underscored


New York, NY 02-08-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

The Job

WarnerMedia seeks a Section Editor for the Commerce department. As Deputy Editor, you will support the editorial efforts of CNN Digital's reviews and recommendations site, CNN Underscored. You will help to run the daily editorial operations and processes, keep writers and editors on deadline for both short- and long-term projects, help the editorial director ensure quality control, and manage the editorial calendar based on retail events, sales, seasonality, and trending products and services.

You will assign and edit stories daily and will do some writing as well. You enjoy owning an edit calendar and working with a team of writers and editors to develop editorial that fits the CNN Underscored brand.

The Daily
• Support the editorial director's efforts to optimize newsroom operations and processes
• Maintain editorial calendars, keeping them up-to-date and holding the team to deadlines
• Manage editorial production: set and enforce deadlines, assign responsibilities, and monitor and report status
• Coordinate with internal resources and external partners for execution of editorial initiatives
• Work closely with the Underscored freelance writer network, assigning, directing, and editing stories as well as tracking progress and managing invoices
• Assign, edit, research, and write sales articles, product reviews, and consumer guides Level of Responsibilities/Accountability & Scope
• Strong sense of latest digital publishing trends
• Experience managing an editorial team
• Receives work in the form of short-term assignments that often require the application of independent judgment
• Work is subject to regular supervisory review at regular intervals
• Operates within the context of defined procedures

The Essentials
• College Degree preferred
• 5-7 years of experience working for a major publisher, with at least 2 years managing an edit calendar and other team members
• Robust experience using Excel and project management tools like Monday.com
• Superb top-editing skills
• Experience editing for a commerce publisher a big plus
• A passion for journalism, unwavering dedication to accuracy, and dogged reporting skills
• Strong editorial sensibility and a love for shopping guides and product reviews that educate, inform, and enlighten readers
• Strong creative and writing skills and flawless grammar and spelling
• Detail-oriented, extremely organized, collaborative, and strong communication