Job Title:          Section Editor – Gaming

Dept:                Editorial

Reports to:       Editor–in–Chief

FLSA:                Salaried, Exempt, Full-time

Location:         New York City

 

 

About Us:

Digital Trends, the largest independent tech media site in the world, is a technology/lifestyle brand with offices in Portland, Oregon; New York; Chicago; and more. We cover anything and everything in technology- from the QLED vs OLED 4k TVs, racing drones, Apple product recalls, to innovations in autonomous driving. Our content spans from news, expert analysis, guides, in-depth reviews, and more. Digital Trends provides insights to our readers in a way that enhances their lifestyle. “Tech for the Way You Live.”

 

Who We Are Looking For:

The section editor is the team leader at Digital Trends, shaping coverage in their topic area, hiring and managing writers, and ensuring deep and thorough reporting. As a thought leader in their field, the section editor writes opinion pieces and reviews, meets with key manufacturers on a regular basis, and maintains the most important relationships. Broad knowledge of the current tech landscape is a necessity.

 

What You’ll Do:

  • Develop and maintain expert-level knowledge of assigned section (computing, cars, etc.).
  • Oversee every level of section production from freelance writers to staff writers and editors.
  • Identify trends and top-performing articles to shape future editorial efforts.
  • Standardize reviews with repeatable benchmarks and procedures.
  • Maintain relationships with key publishers and developers to ensure timely coverage.
  • Hire and train new writers with an eye and ear to quality, speed, and voice.
  • Write informed product reviews, thoughtful analysis and pointed opinion pieces.
  • Represent Digital Trends within assigned area of expertise on television, radio and in print.
  • Provide constructive, forward-looking input to help shape Digital Trends’ editorial standards.
  • Cover news events and conferences, traveling to events as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

What We Require:

  • College degree in journalism or related field preferred.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills; able to write in a style that is interesting to the core audience. 
  • Communication and interpersonal skills.  Able to communicate and provide feedback effectively to others.
  • Experience working with web content management systems (Wordpress preferred) and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills and attention to detail.
  • Basic photography/videography skills a plus.
  • Broad knowledge of the current gaming landscape is a necessity.

 

What’s In It For You:

  • Fun working environment and great location. Our perks include: free beer, wine and kombucha on tap, free espresso, free drinks and snacks, big-screen TVs, cool tech, kitchen and much more!
  • Exceptional benefits package including: medical, prescription, dental and vision insurance, 401k, flexible spending accounts, pre-tax commuter transit and parking benefits, paid parental leave, sabbatical leave after 5 years of service, flexible paid time off, life insurance, company-paid short-term and long-term disability.

As an equal opportunity employer, Digital Trends encourages, honors, and values diversity. Our goal is to create a culture of inclusion. We are committed to fostering a positive multigenerational and multicultural workforce by supporting inclusion in all forms, both within our company and across interactions with our audience, clients, and candidates.

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