Deputy Editor at Narcity Media

Remote
Narcity Media

Deputy Editor, USA

  • Editorial
  • Full Time
  • USA, Remote

Who We Are:

Narcity Media is a digital-only news & travel network that reaches over 23M people monthly. We are a group of passionate and creative individuals who are devoted to creating the best local content for our readers.

We are on a mission to help our readers discover everything that’s new, now, and next where they live because it’s the most interesting place in the world.

What We’re Looking For:

Narcity Media is looking for an awesome Deputy Editor, USA to join our rapidly expanding Editorial team.

They will own all things USA at Narcity.com and be responsible for developing and growing Narcity’s readership across the country.

The ideal candidate has significant experience in digital news content and his a knack for finding interesting local stories that attract wide audiences.

We’re looking for someone with a capacity to work on multiple projects at the same time, and who thrives under pressure in a very fast-paced environment prone to changes.

Before applying, please visit our sites to get a feel for what kind of company we are! We have four: MTLBlog, Narcity Canada, Narcity USA, and Narcity Qubec.

What We Stand For:

Before anything else, values come first. Without clear, shared values, we wander independently and contradict one another.

Everything’s harder when we all believe different things about what’s important to us, our Company and our Audience.

  1. to produce the highest quality content
  2. to have fun & stay positive
  3. to remain authentic
  4. to always put our audience first
  5. to embrace technology

You Will Make an Impact By:

  • Finding, commissioning, and editing game-changing articles and exclusives
  • Spotting unique angles on the top stories of the day, working with local editors on the team to execute
  • Leading and executing on the edition’s content and growth strategy
  • Strategizing and managing special projects and features
  • Keeping track of daily production and performance of content on each desk
  • Managing content calendars and editorial budgets
  • Meeting traffic growth OKRs
  • Managing and editing the edition’s editors and reporters
  • Compiling analytics reports, planning and reviewing team coverage
  • Working closely with Narcity’s EIC to establish goals and plans to exceed them
  • Hiring and training new and existing editors and reporters
  • Reviewing analytics to verify who’s behind their goal to work closely with them to increase their performance
  • Ensuring the accuracy, consistency and compliance with standards of all the material on the site (SEO, articles, headlines, photos, captions, video, etc.)
  • Maintaining a positive attitude as company evolves and expands mission
  • Representing Narcity Media’s values online and offline

Our Ideal Candidate

You have:

  • 5+ years’ experience editing quick-moving content for a digital publication
  • Established experience in project management
  • Established experience bringing new ideas to the table and executing them in line with a brand’s mission
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications, etc.
  • Passion for mentoring young writers and editors
  • Ability to multitask with ease, jumping from one project to another whenever needed
  • Pitch-perfect news judgment
  • Brimming with ideas about how to bring fresh voices and ideas to Narcity
  • Strong background in journalism (libel, fact-checking, reporting, and more)
  • Firm understanding of how to report a story, and how to assign and select stories relevant to readers

You are:

  • Excited about a high-octane, dynamic, start-up environment
  • Able to make quick decisions and easily shift focus
  • Able to maintain high-quality work while meeting ambitious goals
  • Someone who believes in our mission of rethinking how local news and travel intersects, and connecting users to their city in a more efficient way
  • Someone who believes in our mission of rethinking how local news and travel intersects, and connecting users to their city in a more efficient way

Position Type

This is a permanent position. The position is based anywhere in the United States because we are a flexible first company. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

We offer many perks such as a flexible first office, wellness fund, phone and internet allowance, extensive benefit package and a competitive salary.

More About Us

The name Narcity comes from the belief that you live in the most important place in the world. Narcity is the spark that connects you with the awesome city where you live. Every single day, you can discover what’s new, what’s now, and what’s next, and the tools you need to uncover the people, places, and passions that power your city.

Why do what we do every day? Because your city matters.

If this resonates with who you are, take the first step and apply, we can’t wait to talk with you!

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