Latin Times Managing Editor

International Business Times
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 21

Position description

IBT Media is looking for an experienced Managing Editor to join our team leading news coverage for LatinTimes.com.

Requirements

Our ideal candidate is dedicated, detail-oriented, curious, efficient, and a team player. As part of the job, you will:

  • Oversee digital content for LatinTimes.com website, mobile and social account.
  • Ensure digital content is grounded in audience to drive engagement.
  • Recruit and manage a team of editors, freelancers, and other editorial staff.
  • Provide day-to-day team support to ensure deadlines and goals are met.
  • Collaborate and coordinate coverage with editors and other editorial staff over video conferences, emails, and instant messages.
  • Own the editorial update of the site’s homepage
  • Ensure journalistic standards of clean copy, top-quality stories are met.
  • Work directly with Editor in Chief on newsgathering for your team of editors and reporters
  • Assign and plan original, exclusive, investigative reporting and creative enterprise features
  • Approve and reject pitches from reporters
  • Write and report when necessary
  • Stay on top of new trends, best practices, and Google algorithm updates as it relates to news topics, content marketing, SEO, and lead generation.
  • Assist with hiring, training, and ongoing coaching.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 8-10 years of experience in digital news
  • Prior management experience for at least 5 years in a newsroom setting overseeing a team of reporters & editors
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field: English, Communications, Journalism
  • Prior experience with digital analytics (Chartbeat, Adobe Analytics etc.)
  • Experience using CMS and digital tools: HTML, Photoshop, video editing
  • Strong SEO and social media skills
  • Knowledge of AP style
  • Exceptional knowledge of current events, politics, entertainment, sports and trends related to Hispanic community in the United States and the Latin American countries, particularly Colombia, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil
  • Fully bilingual English/Spanish with ability to effectively edit content in English.
  • Proficiency in Portuguese a plus
  • Proven organizational ability to ensure editorial standards are upheld, demands from across company platforms are addressed and smooth handover is made to next shift
  • Ability to pivot between breaking news stories and in-depth projects with longer deadlines
  • Ability/flexibility to work mornings, evenings or weekends as required; possess “on-call” mentality and be prepared to work under emergency or breaking news conditions
  • Ability to engage effectively with colleagues across a variety of cultures and time zones

 

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