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Asia Society is looking for a dynamic, self-motivated, and resourceful Editor to help lead a new publication intended to become a go-to source for first-rate content on Asia-related issues, as well as a platform for Asia Society’s thought leadership. Working closely with the Chief Content Officer, Executive Vice President, and other key stakeholders, the Editor will help formulate a clear vision and strategy for this new initiative — which will include both online and print components — and be responsible for turning that vision and strategy into day-to-day assignments and projects. The ideal Editor will have broad expertise and experience across different Asian countries and sectors, as well as an established track record of success in digital journalism or publishing, preferably in a leadership role. We are looking for someone who is an excellent communicator and manager, well organized, and capable of thriving in a build-it-from-the-ground-up atmosphere, with an ability to energize and lead a small team to accomplish big things. This job is based in New York City. (If you don’t have all the qualifications listed below, but still think you’d be a good fit — we still would like to hear from you!)
- Owning the day-to-day creation, execution, and maintenance of the publication’s digital strategy, including content development and optimization, social media, SEO, video, multimedia, podcasts, newsletters, and mobile
- Building and maintaining the publication’s editorial calendar, while prioritizing and managing the team’s workflow and deadlines across digital, social, video, and other platforms
- Understanding the Asia-related issues seen as key priorities for Asia Society across the disciplines of policy, arts, and education
- Editing, guiding, mentoring, and collaborating with other members of the publication team, as well as internal and external contributors
- Establishing good relationships with internal stakeholders, and soliciting contributions from Asia Society’s internal and external network of experts
- Developing a network of potential external contributors, responding to pitches, and managing a freelance budget . Strategizing about how best to present important ideas, from long-form articles to short articles to visualizations to podcasts to video to a variety of other formats
- Contributing content of your own to the publication on a regular basis
- Using Google Analytics and other tools to analyze and grow site traffic; implementing key findings to help make decisions regarding editorial direction
- Liaising with external designers and printers for an annual print edition of the publication
- Occasionally serving as an Asia Society expert on relevant topics by moderating panel discussions and appearing in the media
- Helping with other departmental editorial tasks and projects as needed
- At least 8 years of relevant editorial experience, some at the management level
- Expertise in digital journalism or publishing, as well as emerging media, mobile, social media and video strategy, and use of data to drive engagement and traffic
- The versatility to be able to both think about the “big picture” and also tackle the day-to-day “hands on” editorial and technical challenges that arise at a digital publication with a small team
- Experience working in Asia, preferably in multiple and diverse locations, and expertise in a variety of Asia-related topics
- A passion for Asia, including current affairs, policy, arts, culture, business, education, and areas where those disciplines may intersect
- An awareness of trends and best practices in the print and digital media space — and a desire to help build something innovative and special
- A clear understanding of how to target specific audiences and how to effectively engage readers in the digital space
- An efficient deadline-oriented, multi-tasker and problem-solver who excels at working collaboratively, as well as independently
- A self-starter who can conceive and execute stories with impact
- A proven track record of sound judgment, problem solving and decision making in situations involving many departments, leaders, and key stakeholders
- A meticulous eye for detail and design; the ability to choose images and illustrations that make a story better and perform well on social media
- Strong organizational, line-editing, and communication skills; exceptional research, writing, and reporting abilities; and a knack for coming up with the perfect headline and tweet
- Experience managing a budget
- Proficient with: Macs, Drupal, Microsoft Office Suite, Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Hindenburg, MailChimp, Facebook, Twitter, Google Analytics, Slack, Trello, SalesForce, or similar platforms or applications
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.
Sony Music Entertainment is a global leader in audio entertainment that works in partnership with music and podcasting talent to develop and maximize their creative and commercial opportunities. Three Uncanny Four, a new podcast joint-venture with Sony Music Entertainment.The Senior Editor is responsible developing and editing podcast series for the company. This is an editorial leadership role. This role will report to the COO and is based in Brooklyn, New York.
About Three Uncanny Four
Three Uncanny Four was co-founded in 2019 by Adam Davidson and Laura Mayer in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment. Davidson is a contributing writer for The New Yorker and a leading broadcaster and podcasting voice who co-founded and co-hosted NPR’s Planet Money and served as a frequent contributor to This American Life. His co-reporting on the episode “The Giant Pool of Money” for This American Life received the Peabody, DuPont-Columbia, and Polk Awards and was named one of the top works of journalism of the decade by New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. In addition, he has previously worked with Adam McKay as a co-host of Gimlet Media’s Surprisingly Awesome podcast. Mayer, who started her career in radio as a producer across multiple shows at WNYC New York Public Radio including the Fishko Files and On the Media, is a highly accomplished podcast producer. She previously oversaw all podcast production and launched dozens of shows for Panoply Media and also led the first season of production of Revisionist History. Most recently, she was the Executive Producer for Show Development at Stitcher where she developed and produced numerous projects for the company’s comedy-focused Earwolf network and Stitcher label.
- Work with the CEO and COO on both the high-level editorial vision for the company, as well as the editorial vision at the series level.
- Bring series from initial development through launch while working collaboratively with a team of producers.
- Closely collaborate with Showrunners on show production.
- The Senior Editor will spend the majority of their time in active production, guiding the making of new series
- The Senior editor will also help evaluate new series and spend time helping shape the company’s overall editorial direction with TUF senior leadership.
- The Senior Editor will manage a group of editorial employees.
- The Senior Editor will help create and refine editorial processes to make them financially and creatively sustainable.
- Bachelor’s Degree preferred but not required
- Must have relevant experience in narrative storytelling – whether in radio, podcasting, writing, film or TV.
- Comfortable, and excited, about working across multiple shows and genres.
- Must be an enthusiastic manager – both of employees and creative processes.
- Excellent communication skills and be a team player.
- Must know when to ask for help while also taking ownership over the success or challenges of their shows.
- At least 7 years of editorial experience in a fast-paced, narrative-centric media environment.
- Strong writing skills required.
- Podcast experience encouraged but not required.
- Must love and listen to podcasts!
Sony Music is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of age, disability, national origin, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, veteran or military status, marital and civil partnership/union status, alienage or citizenship status, creed, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
Format reports, check acronyms, and validate references.
Edit technical reports by:
- Complying with client-specific style guidelines and templates.
- Copyediting (i.e., correcting format, grammar, syntax, spelling, and style).
- Revising text for logical flow, clarity, conciseness, completeness, and consistency.
- Checking figures for clarity, completeness, use of symbols and styles, and correspondence with text.
- Checking tables for logic of structure, accuracy, completeness, and correspondence with text.
- Checking that both internal and client comments have been incorporated or addressed.
- Verifying that documents have the required sections based on guidance documents.
- Developing presentation, posters, and other materials for meetings, conferences, presentations, etc.
The Community Editor will oversee a subset of SB Nation fan communities in California, implementing best practices for engagement and moderation. Under the direction of a Community Manager, the Community Editor will be responsible for welcoming new readers into each community, implementing best practices for developing community-specific content, and creating and maintaining welcoming, diverse, inclusive, and engaged communities. The Community Editor will report into the Community Manager. This position has multiple openings.
What you’ll do:
- Implement community and engagement strategy within designated fan communities
- Write and publish engaging community content as established by the Community Manager’s programming plan
- Consult with other editorial platform stakeholders (podcasts, video, commerce etc.) as well as marketing, legal, and other internal teams as needed to implement California content strategy
- Collaborate with individual producers and Editorial Manager to ensure content produced is high-quality and socially optimized
- Review, edit, package, and promote user-generated content
- Interact with community users in clear, positive, and engaging ways
- Promote, attend, and support live events
- Communicate and enforce SB Nation’s guidelines for fan communities
- Identify and escalate difficult moderation decisions and controversial posts
About working at Vox Media:
This is a permanent, full-time position with excellent benefits—including flexible hours and generous parental leave. Vox Media strives to provide comprehensive healthcare options for our employees and to ensure that our healthcare and other benefits are LGBTQ-inclusive. You’ll be joining a group of focused, hard-working, creative people who are passionate about doing work that’s challenging and fun—and who strive to maintain a healthy work/life balance.
Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.