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1255 23rd Street NW
Washington United States 20037

Web: usnews.com

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Managing Editor, News


Job ID: 9757
Job Views: 506
Location: Washington, , United States
Postal Code:
Job Category: Online | New Media
Employment Type: Full time
Salary:
Posted: 05.11.2024

Job Description

U.S. News & World Report is a multifaceted digital media company dedicated to helping citizens, consumers, business leaders and policy officials make important decisions in their lives. We publish independent reporting, rankings, data journalism and advice that has earned the trust of our readers and users for 90 years. Our platforms on usnews.com include Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News and 360 Reviews.

We reach more than 40 million people monthly during moments when they are most in need of expert advice and motivated to act on that advice directly on our platforms. Our signature franchises include our “Best” series of consumer guides on colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, diets, cars, financial services and more. These guides provide an easy-to-digest list for consumers to better understand and compare when making their decisions. We continue to publish annual guides of the authoritative Best Colleges and Best Hospitals rankings on our website and in print. And our U.S. News Live flagship conferences highlight important national conversations including Healthcare of Tomorrow and Healthiest Communities.

We believe in having a broad range of talent and backgrounds at U.S. News. We strive to maintain a welcoming workplace where everyone is given an opportunity to succeed and contribute to their fullest. Learn more about our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative.

 

Your role in helping us shape the future

The Managing Editor, News will have a strong background in journalism, web publishing, and editing, with a focus on delivering high-quality, engaging content across multiple platforms

The strongest candidates will have impeccable journalism credentials, outstanding leadership skills, and a keen grasp of the ever-changing digital space, including a strong knowledge of visual storytelling and a sharp eye for detail. The right Managing Editor is people-centric, has high standards, remains focused on the most important priorities and opportunities, and easily shifts between strategy and execution. You are also collaborative and innovative by nature.

 

Are you up to the challenge?

  • Employ SEO best practices to determine news topics / products to cover and optimize content for search.

  • Manage a team of in-house writers, editors and reporters.

  • Recruit and manage freelance writers with expertise in the news journalism space.

  • Edit articles, slideshows and newsletters for flow, consistency, tone, audience, brevity, accuracy and SEO.

  • Oversee the editorial calendar, working with senior editors to set run dates and assigning content to writers and freelancers.

  • Coordinate all elements of internal content review.

  • Use Google Analytics to monitor performance of content and inform decisions - ensure our content is positioned to support our consumers.

  • Work with SEO and UX teams to drive best-of-breed content experiences based on deep understanding of user needs.

  • Conduct site audits, gap analyses and competitive analyses as part of content strategy.

  • Present to executive leadership on strategies and operating plans.

  • Uphold a positive work environment that fosters teamwork, communication, innovation, professional development and integrity.


Job Requirements

You should definitely have:

  • 10 years of professional editorial experience in news journalism with a digital media company, inclusive of 3+ years of experience managing a team of in-house writers and editors

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field or equivalent experience.

  • Expertise in the news journalism space, and prior experience writing and editing this content

  • Experience recruiting and managing freelance writers and editors

  • Experience managing editorial calendars

  • Experience developing and refining content strategy, and identifying opportunities to improve content and better engage our audience

  • Experience employing SEO best practices and using SEO tools to inform content strategy decisions

  • Ability to prioritize assignments and meet deadlines

  • Expertise and prior experience using AP style

  • Experience with traffic analytics tools like Google Analytics

  • Excellent communication and organization skills

  • Ability to collaborate with multiple teams

 

It would be nice if you had:

  • Prior experience editing and publishing content in a CMS

  • Familiarity with SEMRush

 

What it’s like to work with us:

  • Talent is our best asset!

  • We invest in people with passion and potential who understand U.S. News’ dedication to our consumers.

  • Entrepreneurial, mission-driven culture with core values of quality and integrity

  • Focus on fostering personal and professional growth

  • Competitive benefits including paid vacation time, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training

  • Collaborative Work Environment ~ Fun, diverse, inclusive and ambitious co-workers

 

Other Job Info:

  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.

  • ?U.S. News & World Report strongly encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated (including boosters).

  • Preference for New York, Washington, DC, Detroit or Southern California applicants

  • In New York City, the anticipated base salary for this position is $100,000 to $140,000. The actual base salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, interview performance, and if applicable, the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.

 

Please submit a resume and cover letter for consideration.



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