Digital Managing Editor

  • Outsource My IT
  • Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
  • Nov 04, 2021

Job Description

Digital Managing Editor, Townsquare Media Are you a passionate content creator with exceptional writing and editing expertise? Are you digital savvy with social media skills to match? If so, then keep reading! We are a diversified media company looking for someone to oversee and maintain the digital platforms for our 8 radio brands in the Tuscaloosa area. With a maniacal focus on consumer experience, this individual will work closely with our on-air talent to develop content for their shows, grow their brands online, and create the best possible experience for their audience across all platforms. Do you bore easily? Not here. No two days are ever the same at Townsquare Media. As the Digital Managing Editor, one minute you'll be editing an article about the ten best burgers in town, the next you'll be implementing a new Facebook strategy, only to close out the day by teaching a DJ how to edit the video they shot while riding a roller coaster with the mayor. This is an agile position that requires solid troubleshooting, good professional judgment, level-10 communication, and technical prowess. Patience is essential, as is a great sense of humor – this is radio after all, not a library! (Not that there's anything wrong with libraries. We love libraries. Seriously. They're the best.) This is not a typical "webmaster" position. This position reports to the local Market President. Local brands: https://1051theblock.com/ http://tide1009.com/ https://nick975.com/ http://953thebear.com/ http://catfishtuscaloosa.com/ https://wtug.com/ https://alt1017.com/ https://praise933.com/ A typical day will include: Partner with teams of on-air and digital talent to create text, photo, video and interactive content for the local community across the site, mobile platforms and social media. Work to make sure those great ideas are harnessed online. Provide consistent training, coaching and education for our on-air and digital talent on the latest internet trends (ex: Facebook posting strategy or strategies for search engine optimization) and educate staff on company policies (ex: copyright law and digital requirements). Coordinate with local sales and content teams to make sure that all station and market initiatives have an engaging digital component. Study analytics to make data-driven content choices and optimize local digital strategy. Be at the forefront of content creation every single day. Qualifications: Five years of online editorial experience with exceptional writing, editing, SEO skills Strong grasp of how to use popular social media networks (like Facebook Twitter, Instagram and YouTube) to promote content Must be a consummate multi-tasker (with excellent communication skills) who is understanding of the ever-changing culture of the internet Ability to prioritize and focus under fast-paced pressure, while managing multiple tasks and projects Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills, editorially and technologically Proficiency in the use of digital technology, including online publishing platforms An understanding of the ever-changing culture of the internet Must have great communication skills, obsessive attention to detail and a sense of humor (Again, this is the radio business, we like to have fun!) Please include writing samples when applying. About us: Townsquare is a radio, digital media, entertainment and digital marketing solutions company principally focused on being the premier local advertising and marketing solutions platform in small and mid-sized markets across the U.S. Our assets include 320 radio stations and more than 330+ local websites in 67 U.S. markets, a digital marketing solutions company (Townsquare Interactive), a proprietary digital programmatic advertising platform (Townsquare Ignite) and approximately 200 live events with over one million attendees each year. Our brands include local media assets such as WYRK, KLAQ, K2 and NJ101.5; iconic regional and national events such as the Taste of Country Music Festival, WE Fest, Country Jam, the Boise Music Festival, the Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival and Taste of Fort Collins; and leading tastemaker music and entertainment websites such as XXLmag.com, TasteofCountry.comand Loudwire.com. TOWNSQUARE MEDIA BROADCASTING, LLC MAINTAINS A DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE AND IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. APPLICANTS MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE U.S. Townsquare Media provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Townsquare Media complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Townsquare Media expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Townsquare Media's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.