Executive Editor

Ref#: 32712
CBS Business Unit: CBS Interactive
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Location: New York, NY, US

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Brand Overview:
Chowhound is a multi-platform digital media brand for Food Explorers. Our team of passionate food experts will help you discover something new:  whether you're dining in, dining out or learning about an up-and-coming food trend or culinary technique. Above all else, our mission is to be open-minded. Our kitchen tours will offer engaging storytelling of cooks in their own personal spaces. The hands-on how-tos will put a new spin on even the most basic culinary techniques. Our roving eye food dispatches will uncover the explosion of super interesting food experience options to satisfy insatiable palates.
Our content is real, intimate, accessible, conversational and multi-cultural.

Role Details:
The Executive Editor has a deep passion for food culture in the digital age. The ideal candidate is driven, creative and a motivational leader. Reporting directly to the VP of Content, the Executive Editor will navigate the complexities of the food media ecosystem to forge a new direction for this beloved brand in a saturated  market.

Your Day-to-Day:
  • Create and manage an editorial roadmap and set a consistent voice and style across Chowhound web and mobile destinations
  • Guide the new creative direction of Chowhound through leading creative brain-storming and pitch sessions
  • Key focus on group's business goals, including but not limited to significant traffic and commerce revenue growth, increased engagement through social media and content development for target audience segments
  • Conceptualize and produce the brand’s 360 coverage (editorial, social and video) of tentpole food events as well as help develop original Chowhound experiential activations
  • Collaborate with the Director, Content Operations, Social, and Video Leads to  manage the creative output of the team
  • Constantly reinforce digital, as well as food media vertical, editorial best practices.
  • Participate in on-camera (radio and/or podcast) editorial and promotional opportunities for the brand as needed
  • Be an SEO expert; understanding how to develop and optimize headlines, video text and photos to drive engagement and audience to the content and editorial experiences the team develops.
  • Guide direction in how we continue to nurture our robust community following

Key Projects:
We’re offering up a re-invigorated Chowhound for Food Explorers. Food lifestyle content will be how-tos, food and drink experiences and more quick hit social content all with a commerce component
Our voice, tone and visual identity will be refreshed as well. This role will be critical to rolling out those new directives.
What you bring to the team:
You have-
  • 5+ years of experience working on a multi-platform digital food lifestyle brand
  • Proven experience leading and motivating a team of writers, producers and editors
  • A flexibility to express our editorial vision within the context of a commerce-driven revenue model
  • Strong journalistic fundamentals, including excellent writing and editing skills, astute ethical judgment and the ability to work under tight deadline pressure
  • An entrepreneurial mindset with outstanding leadership skills
  • Out-of-the-box thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated experience creating food media content that can scale
  • Avid social media following, including: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube – and ideas of how best to leverage that following for a media brand
  • Experience developing original video series for a lifestyle media brand

You might also have-
  • Comfort level with Product and Engineering teams
  • Experience collaborating with a variety of distribution partners
EEO Statement:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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