Red Tricycle is seeking a part-time temporary New York editor who will assume full responsibility for local content. The ideal city editor will be an adventurer at heart with a passion for exploring the NY Metro Area with his/her kid(s). We’re looking for someone who knows what makes each neighborhood unique and cool, lives in Manhattan, Brooklyn or Queens, and can easily adapt to the Red Tricycle brand and editorial voice. Enthusiasm for expanding our presence in the market and an undying love for the area certainly helps, too!
The city editor will have the first-hand opportunity to help fashion and grow the Red Tricycle brand as we head towards world domination (just kidding…sorta). The editor may work from home (hooray!), but should be up for exploring the city for story leads, attending press events, and connecting with the NY parenting community. This position will begin September 15 and last until December 15, 2014.
- Write & Edit:
Each week the New York edition releases four editorial stories. The City Editor will write two of the stories each week. The other two stories can be assigned out to freelance writers, and the City Editor will edit their copy so it upholds brand standards and voice.
- Manage Local Freelance Writers & Editorial Calendar
The City Editor will manage the NY editorial calendar and ensure that it’s engaging, robust and speaks to the Red Tricycle editorial brand. The job includes managing the fleet of NY freelance writers, responding to pitch emails, scheduling each writer’s deadlines, and editing and providing feedback on filed copy.
- Manage the Family Events Calendar Editor:
We already have a family events calendar editor who curates the events calendar. The City Editor will send the calendar editor event leads and work with her to ensure that she is populating the calendar with fun and on-brand events.
Bachelor’s degree, English or Journalism preferred.
Has managed freelance writers and an editorial calendar in the digital media space.
Must be super excited to join a small team of fun people who work very hard.
Loves to explore the city with his/her kids and uncover family-friendly hidden gems.
Has kids (between the ages of 0-8) and is active in the parenting community.
Familiar with Red Tricycle brand and editorial style and voice.
Doesn’t know what the phrase “missed deadline” means.
Adept at WordPress.
How to Apply:
This is a part-time temp position. Please send a cover letter, resume and writing samples that showcase your ability to write in Red Tricycle style and tone to firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes without a cover letter or writing samples will not be considered.