Managing Editor

The following is a job opening for MediaShift. To apply for the position, please email Mark Glaser at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org. Please read the job description carefully and fulfill all the requirements clearly in your email to us.

Managing Editor

MediaShift is looking for a Managing Editor who oversees all content posted on MediaShift, including assigning, editing and posting stories. Responsibilities also include copy-editing all stories, including those on our EducationShift and MetricShift sections; managing freelancers and contributors; managing partnerships with publications with which we have cross-posting agreements; copy editing all social media promos and email newsletters; and curating and editing occasional Special Series. The job also includes managing the Associate Editor and Social Media Editor.

This is a contract job that you can do from your own home or office. There is a chance to take on more work for more pay in the future.

Hours: About 60 hours per month.

Job Requirements

> 4 years of experience working with online media in an editorial role managing others.
> Knowledge of the media business, especially new forms of journalism and digital media.
> Experience with publishing platforms, particularly WordPress, MailChimp and Buffer.
> Contacts of various freelance writers and contributors who understand the digital media realm.
> A commitment to working as a full-time freelancer as this role is impossible to fulfill alongside a full-time job.

Please send us a message with the following information in three paragraphs or less:

> Your experience in online media.
> Why you are uniquely qualified for this job.
> Links to stories you have written or edited related to digital media in the past two years.
> Three ideas you have for Special Series of stories that MediaShift should pursue.

Include a link to your resume or CV, and three references.

Compensation: $1,600 per month.

Deadline to apply: July 24, 2017

Target start date: August 1, 2017

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