Associate Digital Editor

BLACK ENTERPRISE seeks a well-rounded Associate Digital Editor with 2-3 years of experience writing and editing content for the web. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to write, report and edit a wide range of content from start to finish, and have experience using WordPress. Candidates should also possess a high level of social media savvy – and the instinct to identify and pursue new social growth channels.

Duties

  • Write 10 posts a week
  • Pitch ideas in daily edit meetings, write articles for blackenterprise.com
  • Draft email correspondence to staff editors, writers, freelancers, contributor network, etc.
  • Help maintain website, from updating homepage to adapting magazine articles for web
  • Assist with social media channels, such as Twitter and Facebook Live
  • Build stories in WordPress CMS, leveraging GIFs, video, graphics and emerging interactive tools wherever beneficial
  • Utilize SEO strategies and performance metrics to optimize content and identify new opportunities
  • Compose social media copy and pitch in on social campaigns and community outreach, as needed
  • Write weekend coverage as needed
  • Other administrative tasks as directed by Digital Managing Editor

 

Qualifications

  • Exceptional writing skills and working well under pressure
  • 2 – 3 years working in digital editorial
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Proven ability to hit key traffic goals; skilled at using analytics tools like Google Analytics, SocialFlow, Slack, Parsely, Omniture
  • Strong editorial judgment, writing skills, and knowledge of the BE voice, POV, and audience
  • Proficiency in WordPress, Photoshop, web analytics and SEO
  • Ability to strategize and develop new brand-based initiatives that drive conversions
  • Social media know-how, with a strong understanding of what’s shareable
  • A passion for business and news, and improving our users’ lives for the better

Please send résumé & cover letter, along with salary requirements, to:

hibbertn@blackenterprise.com
Natalie M. Hibbert, VP of Human Resources