If you write killer headlines that have a history of attracting viral attention on social media, enjoy creating engaging original content and love digital PR, this could be the job for you.
Journal Communications Inc. is looking for a full-time Editor for Livability.com. You will work collaboratively with the Livability team, focused on telling the world about the often under-appreciated assets of small and medium-sized cities throughout the U.S. You’ll write a lot of new content and direct the contributions of many freelance writers and be the main caretaker of a rich archive of existing content. You’ll be driven to establish its role and credibility in the “places space.”
Do stories like these intrigue you?
- Why Twin Falls, Idaho is both a mecca for base jumping and the site of the new, high-tech headquarters and production facility for the ClifBar company.
- Why people in Rochester, MN revel in hardy outdoor lifestyles but move between buildings downtown through climate controlled skyways and underground walkways.
- What are the most affordable cities in North Carolina?
- What are the ten best small cities for tech workers?
It won’t hurt if you enjoy music, abundant outdoor activities, a great dining and entertainment scene, four reasonably distinct seasons and an overall friendly and hospitable vibe. After all, we’re a short hop from downtown Music City, Nashville, TN.
- Manage all content from ideation, to production, to promotion
Create and manage editorial calendar of new content
Author up to 5 original articles a week
Oversee, lead and edit headlines, designed for high traffic on social media
Assign and edit content to maintain tone and brand consistency regularly, including editing/SEO optimization of all articles before publishing
Contribute to the evolution of the Livability voice and tone
Manage Livability.com’s social accounts and posting
Regularly assess and prioritize the enhancement, editing and potential reformatting of existing content
Analyze data (US Census, Bureau of Labor and Statistics) and incorporate analysis into content strategy.
Measure and track the types of content consumed and using those insights to drive future content planning
Forge and maintain content partnerships, acting as a liaison with the partners and data specialists we consult with to create our Livability Top 100 Best Places to Live and other data-driven lists
Serve as the site spokesperson for media inquiries and special events
- 3-5 years of solid digital experience in journalism or marketing/communications
Experience launching content strategy, content creation and content promotion with a new or existing website
Excellent writing, editing, storytelling, and brainstorming skills
Exemplary editing and proofreading skills
Prior experience working with website brands and content preferred
Stellar research skills and ability to familiarize yourself with new topics and industries quickly
Excellent project management skills and highly organized
Experience hiring and managing freelance journalists; assigning news and feature articles for a monthly, weekly, or daily publication; fact checking and editing news copy; editing for publication style
Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Livability.com is owned and operated by Journal Communications, Inc.