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Managing Editor, The War Zone

Company: North Portfolio
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Opportunity:North Equity is the leading venture equity firm that invests, acquires, builds, and scales digital media brands. North's portfolio includes 16 brands across three companiesActon Media, Brookline Media, and Camden Media.Each month,Brookline Medias network of sites connects with millions of defense and aviation enthusiasts,car fanatics, and mobility tech visionaries hungry for the latest news, product reviews, and analysis.The War Zone is a leading news and commentary website dedicated to covering defense technology, the military, and national security issues.We are looking for a seasoned Managing Editor to join our dynamic and passionate team! The War Zone (alongside Task and Purpose (as well as The Drive (boasts one of the most dedicated and highly engaged readerships in the defense space, military, and automotive space.The Responsibilities:You will be responsible for the sites general operations, organizational practices, and output of daily news and features.You will be tasked with implementing new practices and strategies so the site can further grow its already strong audience, and will also need to be comfortable editing short and long stories.You will work closely with the sites writers and freelance contributors.You will aid in shaping the sites content and mission daily, including with their own writing.You will also be tasked with aiding in podcast and newsletter production and giving input on social media strategy.Required Qualifications:5 + years of experience in reporting on the military, national security, defense technology, and/or the PentagonManagement experience strongly preferred, including working with contributors and budgetsExperience running an editorial calendar and contributor budget is a mustBe comfortable writing stories and serving as a mentor to junior staffersA love of The War Zones unique editorial voiceExperience supervising editorial staff and freelancersCopyediting experience necessaryStrong organizational, communication, and leadership skillsIs comfortable with an extremely demanding, fast-moving, and highly collaborative editorial environmentThe Person:Is a talented, knowledgeable writer and/or editor in the defense spaceStrong research abilitiesExceptional writer and journalist in their own rightCreative, energetic, and owns a unique writing voiceBrings fresh ideas to enhance the sites operationsCan lead writers of varying skill levels to excellenceHas an entrepreneurial spirit and a love of teamworkHas an eye for approaching stories from a unique angleIdeally, you are looking to advance to a management position, with an entrepreneurial spirit and strong expertise covering the military, geopolitical affairs, defense technology, and/or Pentagon reporting

Keywords: North Portfolio, Austin , Managing Editor, The War Zone, Other , Austin, Texas

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