I’m hiring for a new project:
Casper is seeking a full-time editor-in-chief to run an independent media property that covers sleep and related lifestyle issues and stories, from the science of sleep to bedroom décor to your favorite things to do in bed.
The editor-in-chief will manage all editorial functions, including assigning and editing articles, posts and video projects and ensuring that the site’s content aligns with the site’s mission, style and tone. The editor in chief will manage a small full-time team of writers, editors and other editorial personnel. Job functions include
– Assigning and editing original content
– Overseeing other aspects of production, including art direction
– Implementing and managing workflow processes associated with editorial
– Analyzing and evaluating data to determine most effective editorial and marketing practices and adjusting strategies accordingly
Applicants should have at least 5 years of experience as an editor at an online publication, including some management experience, and be prepared to work in a demanding, fast-paced environment that publishes several times daily. Building and growing audience on an early stage website or online community is a plus. Candidates should also have some basic journalism experience and a track record of commissioning and creating original content that is compelling and unique. Experience in science writing and journalism is also a plus.
The ideal candidate has experience with and enthusiasm for growing new media properties from scratch and can translate the company’s mission into cohesive, captivating editorial that engages readers and keeps them coming back for more.
Compensation will consist of a competitive base salary with an additional potential bonus contingent upon traffic performance. Applicants should be familiar with WordPress and basic analytics tools such as Chartbeat and Google Analytics, and have fluency with social media and social media analytic tools.
The position is based in New York City. Send cover letters and resumes to me at espiers AT gmail.com, subject line: Casper EIC.