Drink Editor, The Daily Meal – Spanfeller Media Group – New York, NY

Job Description

DRINK EDITOR – Job Description

The Drink editor is responsible for the Drink Channel, including:

posting at least 5 drink-related stories and/or slideshows per day, either written by the editor or solicited from freelancers (or a combination)

including in this story count at least 1 long drink-related “tentpole” slideshow per month

managing, maintaining, and recruiting city editors for all 27 of the Drink channel’s city pages (and growing)

Regularly updating the Drinks channel home page and section pages

Daily duties include:
Managing the channel’s forthcoming story calendar

Creating new content on a daily basis

Recruiting and managing full-content RSS feeds pertinent to the channel

Assigning articles to freelancers

Maintain and recruit both special and regular contributors

Manage writers’ assignments and deadlines

Edit contributors’ submissions in keeping with the site’s style

Connect with blogs, other resources to develop content shares.

Other duties include:
Connecting with PR, social, and audience development teams to help promote stories

Maintaining a diverse reach of content on the channel at all times (i.e. not too much on wine at the expense of smoothies or vice versa

Discovering and resolving any technical issues with stories or channel homepage with help of dev team.

Working with photo editor to maintain high quality of images and overall look of channel homepage.

Programming the main home page over the weekend once approximately every 10 weeks. Qualifications

This is a fast-paced job for a self-starting quick writer/editor, preferably someone with a passion for and knowledge of the world of wine, spirits, cocktails, beer, and coffee and tea and other non-alcoholic beverages, with an interest in the people, places, and companies that make and serve them. Strong candidates will have a good stable of appropriate writers who are willing to contribute or know how to recruit them.

Additional Information

Spanfeller Media Group Careers

Working at SMG is not for everyone – we seek only the best and brightest who give 110% and then some, of their efforts and expect the same in return. We work in a dynamic, fast-paced, 24/7 environment. We look for top talent who thrive in a culture that’s fast, creative, and agile. Every day we mix fun with high productivity, enthusiasm, and innovation. This is a place where team members “own” their work product and strive to be the “best in breed”. We are dedicated to honing our talents, creating great products and user experiences, and producing amazing content!

Why Join Our Team?

We have a best-in-class suite of benefits including, medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, tax-free commuting benefits and a 401(k) plan.

Casual, fun, productive work environment.

We have an amazing loft office in the heart of New York City’s Silicon Alley!

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