Assistant Managing Editor

Posted On: December 4, 2015

Journalism Job

Media Organization: The Odyssey

Company Description

Odyssey is a social content platform that crowdsources ideas from millennial thought leaders in their local communities. It surfaces a rich and otherwise untapped diversity of stories and viewpoints to share with an audience hungry for a variety of perspectives. The platform empowers its thousands of writers to contribute and share what matters to them, and enables content to find its most relevant audience organically. Odyssey launched online in 2014, and is growing explosively with a highly engaged Millennial and Gen Z audience. It has a presence in over 350 communities nationwide, growing to 600 communities by year end.

Job Description

Assistant Managing Editor:

Odyssey is looking for a driven leader who will revolutionize the model of content creation and content discovery by building a community of influencers around the country that capture diverse, hyper-local perspectives. Candidates should have a passion for digital media and finding new ways to push the industry forward. Assistant Managing Editors will manage 20 communities of millennial thought leaders across the country. Candidates should have a strong strategy mindset as they will be integral to our continued growth.

Odyssey is dedicated to providing the opportunity for multiple voices to create a conversation around new perspectives and topics from intimate communities to worldwide audiences. Ideal candidates will be united in this vision and focused on the mission of leading Odyssey as the future of digital media.

Ideal candidates will:
Be familiar with various social channels to distribute content to a wide variety of audiences.
Have experience working in digital media or other relevant fields.
Have a deep interest in hyper-local content, nationwide.
Be comfortable experimenting with different platforms and media.
Be enthusiastic about taking lead on special projects.
Thrive in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment.
Have strong communication, organizational skills.
Work efficiently within a team and meet deadlines under pressure.
Set ambitious goals for themselves in terms of traffic, community growth, and personal growth.
Manage the recruitment and expansion of teams.
Build highly efficient, traffic-driving communities that produce content relevant to their local audience and beyond.
Contribute to our newsroom culture.

To Apply

Email resumes and cover letter to Lilian Petrie ( with "Assistant Managing Editor" in subject line.