Editorial outreach assistant

Posted On: August 29, 2012

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: TheWeek.com

Company Description

TheWeek.com distills the best news, opinion, and ideas from the U.S. and international media every weekday and presenting users with a succinct summation of "all they need to know about everything that matters."

The site's coverage is broad, encompassing domestic and international news, global commentary, and the latest developments in business, technology, arts, culture, and leisure pursuits.

Both the print magazine and the website contain content that is delivered with matter-of-fact style, considerable wit, and a fast-paced flow making them both the first stop for time-pressed individuals looking to get up to speed in a hurry.

Job Description

TheWeek.com seeks an editorial outreach assistant to promote audience growth through partnerships and strategic outreach. The ideal candidate will possess both a business mentality and a familiarity with the news cycle, will be highly organized and enthusiastic, will have excellent news judgment, and will be capable of tailoring pitches to match various partners' unique editorial sensibilities.

This person will report to the general manager and will be responsible for maintaining relationships with current partners and seeking new and creative partnership opportunities with a variety of other media organizations. Hey or she will serve as a liaison between partners and TheWeek.com's editorial staff. This person will also be responsible for sending TheWeek.com content to a wide variety of outlets, monitoring inbound and outbound partner traffic, and providing regular reports on this traffic. 


Bachelor's degree, preferably in journalism or public relations
Deep familiarity with the news and media landscape
Understanding of link shorteners like bitly
Proficient in Excel or Google Document spreadsheets
Strong oral and written communication skills
Highly organized 

To Apply

Send resume and cover letter to Jessica Hullinger (Hullinger@theweek.com). Put "Editorial outreach assistant" in subject line.