Managing Editor

Posted On: September 16, 2014

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: SkilledUp

Company Description

Since 2012, SkilledUp has been helping consumers find and choose better online courses. We have a comprehensive index of 100K+ online courses and cover a spectrum of job skills from business and technology to creative and general education. Earlier this year, we were acquired by the Apollo Education Group, and have redoubled our effort and budget to execute on our mission. Join us and work with lifelong learners, skillhackers, and online course geeks. Together we’ll scale a business that is rapidly growing.

Apollo Lightspeed is a newly launched subsidiary of Apollo Education Group focusing on developing next generation educational products and services that are focused on creating breakthroughs in access, delivery, and learning outcomes. Apollo Lightspeed was established as a distinct corporate entity capable of launching and growing innovative new educational services and business models similar to a start-up. SkilledUp is a Apollo Lightspeed portfolio company that aggregates the world of online courses and helps consumers make better decisions.

What We Offer

-Top-notch compensation packages including -401k matching and Employee Stock Purchase Plans.
-Office spaces with sweeping views of San Francisco Bay, the bustle of midtown Manhattan, and the Seattle Waterfront.
-Paid days to volunteer on projects that feed your passion.
-Regular fun outings, events & team-building time.
-Pre-tax commuter benefits, meal reimbursement for new parents, and lots and lots of free snacks and drinks.
-Regularly catered meals.

Apollo Education Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes diversity.

Job Description

Where YOU Can Make an Impact

--Build, operate and manage a world-class editorial team from scratch with little oversight. --You will have complete control of hiring and team structure.
--Devise and maintain new editorial guidelines and processes, including integration with cross-functional teams.
--Drive public perception of online education and the career trends news cycle.
--Uphold our high editorial standards while producing a large volume of content.
--Foster an environment of communication and growth for team members.
--Build and maintain relationships with external media organizations and news publications.
--Support outreach team in the pitching of guest post opportunities.
--Liaise with marketing, product, and engineering teams to ensure content is consistent with overall business strategy.

Your Experience

--Experience hiring, training and coaching, with the ability to offer clear guidance and deliver constructive criticism, including negative reviews if needed.
--Excellent writing, proofreading, and editing skills.
--Good sense of narrative, style, and strategy.
--Ability to work accurately and independently in a deadline-driven environment.
--Ability to lead by example in an environment that encourages employees to improve themselves.
--Strong organizational skills with proven ability to juggle multiple stories across formats to meet deadlines.
--Comfort with ambiguity and rapid change—while we are part of a larger organization, we act like a startup and will continue to innovate and grow.
--Demonstrated growth in readership preferred

Basic Qualifications
--A minimum of 5 years experience successfully managing teams of writers or editors at a news outlet with at least 150,000 in daily circulation or 3 million unique visitors monthly preferred.
--A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, English, Marketing, or an equivalent combination of formal education and directly related experience, is required.
--Fundamental knowledge of digital marketing and SEO preferred

To Apply

Apply via the following link.