Posted On: May 14, 2011
Media Organization: International Business Times New York
The International Business Times is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services.
What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.
IBTimes New York (http://newyork.ibtimes.com) is looking for bright and passionate journalism-trained individuals to head up and grow special-interest sections of our international newspaper. We are seeking editors for the Business, Entertainment, Tech, Life&Style, Sports, Photos&Video sections.
The ideal candidate should be comfortable in an entrepreneurial/startup environment and have experience producing breaking and enterprising stories and be familiar with the web.
This start-up position will favor journalists with a mind to aggressively develop and grow the reach of their section.
The section editors will be responsible for shaping the online experience for the assigned section, determining news priorities his/her self and, later a team of reporters, and understand how to present that information in ways that enlighten busy readers.
The main metric of success will be traffic growth and the candidate will be allowed to use his/her own articles, contributors’ content, social media, SEO, distribution channels, and other means to grow his/her readership base.
The job requires strong news judgment, a deep understanding of the local community, and strong reporting skills.
- Grow the section and its traffic from a start-up to a top level local newspaper
- Produce coverage of the top stories in your section
- Maintain and Update the section
- Reach traffic goals
- Journalism Education
- Experience with web publishing, editing, writing
- Knowledge of online distribution methods, SEO, Social Media
- Comfortable with a digital-only newsroom
The editors will be paid according to their performance. For every 10,000 daily average unique visitors, commission will be $1,000. It will rise proportionately.
The positions are for immediate start.
Please send a cover letter, resume, references, and writing clips to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include "Section Editor Candidate" in the subject line and indicate which Section you are interested in.