Job Title:         Managing Editor, Microsites

Dept:               Editorial

Reports to:      COO/CEO

FLSA:                Salary /  Exempt / Full-Time 

Location:        Portland, OR

  

About Designtechnica Corp.

Founded in 2002, Designtechnica Corp. publishes Digital Trends, Digital Trends en Español, and The Manual and touches over a hundred million people every month. Through a suite of marketing services and partnerships with some of the world’s largest companies, Designtechnica helps connect brands to consumers through premium, brand-safe content, live and on-demand videos, and events held across the country. Through offices in New York City, Portland, Los Angeles, Chicago, and more, and across all of our brands, we speak to a millennial audience about people, innovation, and the tech that’s changing their world.

 

Who We Are Looking For:

The Managing Editor juggles the work of all the Associate Editors and Freelancers to ensure a balanced and informative content strategy for a department dedicated to launching new sites. This role ensures there is the right balance of long-form features and articles and pointed opinion pieces to establish the new brands as a thought leader.  The Managing Editor ensures data driven, timely, comprehensive coverage of key products, including reviews, how-to pieces, and more. 

 

What You'll Do:

  • Manage day-to-day operations of editorial resources and external freelancers.
  • Maintain the front-page MEM
  • Manage freelance budget to maximize content, guide editors in spending.
  • Initiate and lead monthly editorial meetings and fortnightly growth meetings.
  • Seek opportunities for promoting new sites through social media, events or other opportunities.
  • Website traffic analysis: gather the data, tease out actionable information, report results to the editorial staff and freelancers.
  • Ensure consistently high standards of excellence are met in reporting and editing.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  

What We Require:

  • College degree in journalism or related field preferred.
  • Previous experience managing a section, preferably more than one.
  • 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.
  • Comfortable working with HTML.
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills and attention to detail.
  • Photography/videography skills a plus.
  • Broad knowledge of the current tech landscape is a necessity.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in an office environment.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks effectively and meet deadlines.

 

What’s In It For You:

  • Competitive benefits package including:
    • Individual and Family Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision Insurance
    • Life and AD&D Insurance
    • Company-paid Short and Long-term Disability
    • Unlimited PTO (paid time off) Program
    • 401k plus employer match up to 3.5%
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Pre-tax Commuter Transit and Parking Benefits
    • Paid Parental Leave
    • Paid sabbatical leave after 5 years of service
  • Fun working environment! Our perks include:
    • Free beer and kombucha on tap
    • Free espresso
    • Free drinks and healthy snack options
    • Foosball & ping pong tables
    • Big-screen TVs
    • Bike racks
    • In-office shower
    • In-office laundry machines (while testing them for reviews)
    • Full kitchen and much more!
  • Company paid annual Tri-Met commuter transit pass (PDX)
  • Free membership to gym within building (PDX)

 

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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