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Posted Feb 17
VICE

Senior Creative Editor

Brooklyn, NY, United States Full Time

OVERVIEW

VICE is seeking a Senior Creative Editor, based in our Brooklyn, NY office.

We’re looking for a professional who is not only technically proficient in editing, but also with a strong sense for short-form storytelling, specifically for Snapchat.

This person will be the guiding creative voice of our Snapchat. The ideal candidate would provide direction to the junior members of our staff and contribute to our generation-defining cultural coverage.

This person will be expected to commission articles from freelancers, as well as help with top edits and give final publication approval on each daily edition.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Will create daily, original ideas for the Snapchat’s Discover platform
  • Monitor the progress of each story from conception to completion
  • Work with all verticals across VICE to create content specifically for their channels
  • Edit VICE content into Snapchat-appropriate, social content
  • Manage and direct other web writers and animators
  • Write headlines and subheads to maximize click-through and engagement on all stories and regularly test performance of these elements
  • Identify, develop, and execute on creative and strategic initiatives to cultivate and increase brand loyalty
  • Dive into social analytics tools to discover insights that can inform social and editorial strategy

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience as an editor at a notable publication or high-volume website covering news and/or culture
  • Ability to track performance and make decisions based on analytical analysis
  • Exceptionally strong headline writing skills
  • Past experience producing editorial content around news and media content specifically
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and assignments simultaneously under strict deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Expert user (or at least astute observer) of Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest and most major social media platforms
  • Resourcefulness, diligence, attention to detail, and creative problem solving skills
  • A familiarity and enthusiasm for the VICE brand and its editorial mission

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