Digital Editor

Editorial New York City, New York


Digital Editor
New York City

Whalerock Industries is seeking an experienced New York City-based Editor, 3-5 years (at least 3 years online) with a proven background in new media to help write, produce, and edit the website, social channels, and other digital properties for a morning talk show.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the digital editorial team, the broadcast team, and the show’s video team in completing projects for the website, social channels, and other digital properties
  • Write daily, show-related digital content in parallel with the airing of the show
  • Come up with and write original content ideas outside of live show hours
  • Create basic companion imagery for cross-platform use
  • Help manage, moderate, and contribute to the show’s social media channels
  • Publish relevant content live in a real-time, deadline driven environment utilizing an internal content management system
  • Make great choices that always help the brand, never choices that could potentially hurt it

Critical Competencies

  • An excellent writer with top-notch editing skills
  • Well-versed in crafting smart, funny, and effective social copy and knowledgeable of all social platforms
  • Able to easily navigate Photoshop
  • A quick thinker that is creative, insightful, enthusiastic, and efficient
  • A news reader that stays in the know
  • Punctual and capable of working early morning hours
  • Confident yet respectful around high-profile individuals and executive staff members
  • Able to work independently under pressure
  • Deadline driven

Ideal Experience

  • 3 to 5 years (at least 3 years online)
  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Proven knowledge of publishing tools and applications (Adobe suite a definite plus) as well as an understanding of basic principles of web content production including hands-on experience with CMS publishing systems