Editorial Project Manager

Audience Development Remote - Western US Remote - United States Remote - Eastern US


Position at IGN

About IGN       
IGN Entertainment is one of the leading Internet media companies focused on video games and entertainment. IGN reaches more than 300 million monthly users around the world, and is followed by more than 58MM social and YouTube followers. IGN also publishes daily content on 35 platforms including TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat Discover. Established in 1996, IGN is headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in New York and London. IGN content is localized in 20 languages and 110 countries and hosted on websites and native applications on mobile, connected TV, and Xbox and PlayStation platforms.       
The Opportunity       
IGN is looking for an entry-level Project Manager to join our Audience Development and Commerce teams. In this role, you will manage projects from start to finish within IGN’s commerce and tech evergreen content strategy, in close cooperation with Editorial, Commerce and SEO leads.       
Serve as the project lead on high-search-intent editorial evergreen article production. Key job duties include sourcing freelance experts, editors and writers, and organizing specific content plans across verticals. You’ll work directly with internal and external teams to boost traffic on IGN.com through organic search. You will establish a workflow for ongoing editorial maintenance, production, planning new assignments, tracking data and status reporting, and ensuring content adheres to best practices while meeting deadlines.       
  • Source and onboard talent and writers, supporting writers by providing clear instruction and clarification    
  • Create and manage a project budget based on content and vertical type, with the help of editorial leads on assigning cost guidelines adhering to IGN standards    
  • Work with designer/s for image asset requests and other publishing collateral    
  • Collaborate with SEO experts to create search-targeted content with audience in mind    
  • Delegate and review work of our editorial teams to maintain a high-level quality of our published buying guides and evergreen features
  • Create and manage editorial and production timetables of ongoing projects in collaboration with cross-functional teams to fix any scheduling conflicts promptly
  • Maintain direct communication and build up relationships with freelancers as their main point of contact    
  • Work with designers and product teams as needed when there are art issues or technical requests    
  • Ensure content incorporates SEO best practices and is maintained accordingly    
  • Ensure freelancer invoices are processed and submitted on time
Job Qualifications       
  • Hands-on experience using and managing projects in project management systems such as Airtable, Trello or Asana
  • Strong communication and organization skills required
  • Copy editing experience
  • Strong data and analytical skills
  • Experience using Excel and Google Sheets to sort and filter data
  • Self-starter and self-organizer, capable of identifying and solving problems independently
  • A BA/BS degree in business, business management, marketing, communications, journalism or a related field is preferred, and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Previous background as a content creator, understanding editorial strategy from start to finish
  • Understanding of SEO
  • Experience in PR, content marketing and outreach

Our Culture and Values       

At IGN, we believe diversity stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of new ideas, and enriches our personal and professional lives. We are committed to championing diversity in all that we do, weaving fairness and equity into the fabric of our organization, and achieving a safe, welcoming, inclusive, and antiracist culture where everyone belongs and everyone can thrive.       

Here’s the good stuff about us…       

  • You’ll make an impact. We reach 286MM monthly unique users. We’re big time, but we’re not afraid to give you real opportunities to be epic and make a difference immediately.    
  • We’ve got a big presence, but a small team.    
  • We have fun. It’s all about games and games are fun. Anyone can offer a casual work environment, flexible hours, and benefits. We can offer that and a place where you can squad up with your coworkers in the arcade/game room.    
  • We’re passionate about what we do. IGN employees understand our users, because they are our users. We have a personal interest in providing the best possible product.  
IGN offers competitive salaries in addition to robust health and wellness focused benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability benefits; Flexible Spending accounts, 401(k) with company match, an Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Pregnancy and Parental leave, Family Planning Support via Maven,  Flexible Time Off, Volunteer Time Off, Fitness Reimbursement as well as employee-focused engagement and education programs, including Employee Resource Groups and company-sponsored events. If you’re seeking a dynamic work environment where you can see the direct impact of your performance, then IGN is the place for you.       
IGN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees.       
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.       

Salary Disclosure: Ziff Davis provides a range for the base pay. Factors that may be used to determine your actual pay may include your specific job related knowledge, skills, experience, and geographic location. The base pay for this position ranges from $55-65k, plus incentive compensation (for eligible roles only), 401K with company match, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, short and long-term disability, and a flexible time off policy.