Managing Editor, Geek.com - Ziff Davis

Editorial New York, New York


Description

Do you love gadgets, games, comics, and weird science? Do you think that Disney+ is expensive, but will pay for it anyway because of The Mandalorian? Do you have a favor Doctor that doesn’t give medical advice? Most importantly, are you a talented editor that can spot a trend, find the perfect writer, and then spin that story into something that will be read, shared, and commented on?

Ziff Davis is looking for a Managing Editor for Geek.com. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in content strategy and SEO, in addition to sharp editing skills and social media chops. 

As the Managing Editor of Geek.com, you will report to the Executive Editor and lead a team of editors and freelance writers. You’ll manage the editorial calendar and freelance budget. You will also be tasked with reporting KPIs as you grow the audience for the brand. If you’re an editor who informs your strategy with data, even better! 

Responsibilities

  • Oversee publishing and promotion on a daily basis 
  • Build an editorial calendar and roster of kickass freelance writer pool 
  • Edit and improve copy from staff and freelance writers 
  • Monitor analytics daily/weekly/monthly to meet traffic goals (unique visitors, time spent, Google search referrals, social and site engagement) 
  • Manage staff editors and freelance writers
  • Brainstorm initiatives that drive audience and brand growth 

Requirements 

  • At least 5 years of experience in digital editorial
  • Experience developing a content strategy for a major lifestyle brand 
  • Proven track record of driving traffic 
  • Keen understanding of Google Analytics, content management systems, SEO best practices, Chartbeat, social media, and sponsored content 
  • BA in journalism, English, communications, marketing
  • Geek Preferred

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