Section Editor

Digital Trends New York, NY
Job Title: Section Editor for Gaming

Dept: Editorial

Reportsto: Senior Editor

FLSA: Salaried-Exempt, full-time

Date: July2018

Location: NYC or PDX

About Digital Trends:

Digital Trends, the largest independent techmedia site in the world, is a technology/lifestyle brand with offices inPortland, Oregon; New York; Chicago; and more.We cover anything and everything in technology -- from the QLED vs OLED4k TVs, racing drones, Apple product recalls, to innovations inautonomous driving. Our content spans from news, expert analysis, guides,in-depth reviews, and more. Digital Trends provides insights to our readers ina way that enhances their lifestyle. "Tech For The Way You Live"

PositionSummary:

Digital Trends is searching for aSection Editor with passion not only for games, but also gaming culture and thefuture of the medium. Our ideal candidate has deep knowledge of video games butcan rise above the trenches and view topics from a perspective anyone canunderstand.

Content for the gaming section isfocused on mainstream games popular with a North American audience. Examplesinclude Fortnite, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Overwatch, Call of Duty, andAssassin's Creed. The Section Editor builds top-tier coverage of these games,using industry contacts to write original interview, op-ed, and featuredarticles about them. The Section Editor will plan and execute a long-termcoverage plan around titles including news, guides, and how-to articles thathelp players enjoy the games they own.

Game-focused coverage is augmented byarticles that seek to connect gaming with a mainstream audience. The idealcandidate knows how to connect seemingly niche topics in gaming culture withbroader consumer technology trends.

Our ideal candidate has experiencewith video reviews and/or livestreaming. Production of video content is not aprimary focus of this role, but the Section Editor is expected to coordinatewith the in-house video team and social media team to enhance the section'scoverage. This will include limited on-camera work.

The Section Editor – Gaming reports toa Senior Editor and works with that Senior Editor to achieve the goals outlinedin this job description. Regular team meetings and frequent communication arerequired. As Section Editor, you'll ensure the section meets editorial calendardeadlines and section traffic expectations.

Jobresponsibilities include, but arenot limited to the following:

* Develop andmaintain expert-level knowledge of assigned section (Gaming)

* Oversee everylevel of section production from freelance writers to staff writers andeditors.

* Identify trendsand top-performing articles to shape future editorial efforts.

* Standardizereviews with repeatable benchmarks and procedures.

* Maintainrelationships with key manufacturers to ensure timely coverage.

* Hire and trainnew writers with an eye and ear to quality, speed, and voice.

* Write informedproduct reviews, thoughtful analysis and pointed opinion pieces.

* Represent DigitalTrends within assigned area of expertise on television, radio and in print.

* Provideconstructive, forward-looking input to help shape Digital Trends' editorial standards.

Qualifications/Skills:

* College degree in journalism or related fieldpreferred.

* Excellent writing and editing skills; able towrite in a style that is interesting to the core audience.

* Communication and interpersonal skills. Able to communicate and provide feedbackeffectively to others.

* Experience working with web content managementsystems (Wordpress preferred) and Microsoft Office Suite.

* Comfortable working with HTML.

* Ability to handle multiple tasks effectivelyand meet deadlines.

* Excellent organizational and administrativeskills and attention to detail.

* Photography/videography skills a plus.

* Broad knowledgeof the current tech landscape is a necessity.

Work Environment:

This job operatesin an office environment. This role primarily uses a computer for thecompletion of work.

Physical Demands:

This is largely asedentary role. The employee isfrequently required to use a keyboard and to sit for long periods of time.

What's in it for you:

* Company paidTri-Met pass

* Medical, Dental,Vision, 401k, Paid parental leave, generous PTO package, life insurance,short-term and long-term disability offered.

* Fun workingenvironment to include the following in-office amenities: free beer andkombucha on tap, free espresso, free snacks, foosball table & ping pongtable, big-screen tvs, bike racks, shower in-office, laundry machines in-office(while testing them for reviews), full kitchen to include dishes and some foodand much more!

Howto Apply:

To apply, please submit a resume, coverletter and links to your work

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