Managing Editor
Junkee Media
Sydney, AU
4d ago
source : Pedestrian Group Pty Ltd

Junkee Media, Australia’s leading youth publisher is on the hunt for a Managing Editor to lead its editorial team.

Junkee Media owns and operates flagship pop culture title Junkee; Gen Z title Punkee; and travel and lifestyle title AWOL, and is the only publisher to have two websites, Junkee and Punkee, awarded Media Brand of The Year at the Mumbrella Awards.

Junkee Media’s funny, smart, ballsy and interesting take on pop culture, music, news & politics and more has seen it develop a strong following over the last decade.

Junkee Media has a fresh take and unique attitude, and has established itself as Australia’s leading youth publisher.

Here’s what you’ll do as Managing Editor or Junkee

  • Work closely with the editorial team to manage content creation, overseeing a team of editors and writers to ensure that we’re covering every possible angle and giving our audience the content they want and need every day
  • Work closely with the Editorial Director to execute the publishing vision for the business to achieve the engagement, monetisation and reputational goals of Junkee Media
  • Ensure accountability within the editorial team, including achievement of monthly traffic targets, while always ensuring content is on-brand and within our editorial code
  • Implementing best practice digital content creation and distribution strategy on a day-to-day and long-term basis
  • Ensure Junkee Media and its staff understand and are up-to-date with Australian media law and ethics
  • Manage recruitment and retention of a dedicated team of full time writers, helping them to develop their knowledge and expand their skill-sets
  • Work cross-functionally with editorial, sales and audience development teams to ensure accountability and reach company-wide targets
  • Here’s what you’ll look like

    You will be an exceptional team leader, with a strong editorial vision and a deep understanding of what online audiences love to read and share.

    You’ll be familiar with Junkee Media’s brands Junkee, Punkee & AWOL and you’ll have plenty of ideas about how to grow them to reach new audiences.

    You’ll be keen to take your career to the next level, and excited to take on new challenges.

    You’ll be interested in working collaboratively with your team of full time editors, writers and producers to help them grow in their careers, and you’ll be passionate about giving writers from varied backgrounds a platform and a chance to have their say.

    You’ll be passionate about online media and keen to learn more about the nuts and bolts of how everything works in a publishing business.

    In addition you’ll have

  • At least five years’ experience working in an editorial agency, online publishing or similar, creating digital content that cuts through the noise & adds to the conversation
  • A solid understanding of Australian media law and ethics
  • Strong understanding of, and passion for, the youth digital media space
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a keen eye for detail
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to maintain confidential information
  • Computer skills; proficiency in Premiere Pro, After Effects, Microsoft Office Suite, InDesign, Adobe Creative Cloud apps and / or Mac operations is a plus
  • An understanding of, and alignment with, Junkee Media’s Vision, Purpose and Core Values, and a strong desire to take your career to the next level
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Arts, Journalism, Media and Communications or related field is preferred, but not essential
  • If you’re curious, brave, and ready to leap into a career like no other, we’re ready to open our doors to you.

    If this isn’t the right role for you, we’d love for you to be part of our Talent Community so you can be the first in line to be considered when a new opportunity comes up.

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