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Editorial: Australia Editor

The Details

Mashable is seeking an editor to run its Australia edition and oversee all editorial operations in Australia. This is an opportunity to set the tone and agenda for a bureau that serves as an integral part of a global media company with over 90 million readers across multiple platforms.

The ideal candidate is a digital native with a natural passion for web culture, technology, and entertainment. A proven and creative journalist, s/he is an energetic self-starter and a natural leader with an established track record of innovation as an editor, reporter, or visual journalist. S/he has a wide scope of expertise, including familiarity with the stories that are most pertinent to the Mashable brand for both the local market and global audiences. S/he is able to quickly identify developing stories and shareable content.

The Australia editor will serve as the face of Mashable in Australia and will be expected to have a keen understanding of how news travels through social channels; s/he is an active and avid user of social media and is experienced in using these channels as a tool for growth. The ideal candidate enthusiastically embraces multimedia storytelling across a variety of platforms and has a proven ability to increase readership.

The candidate should be a self-starter who understands the needs of a growing digital media operation, is collaborative by nature, and works well with other journalists and editors. S/he will report to the deputy managing editor in Mashable’s West Coast bureau.

The Day-to-Day

  • Develop story angles, manage story assignments, and edit articles for daily publication
  • Maintain and build upon Mashable’s considerable editorial footprint on the site and across social channels
  • Manage staff writers
  • Oversee elements of social distribution
  • Curate content from Mashable partners
  • Provide regular commentary on Australian news topics and culture pertinent to the Mashable audience
  • Organize long-term story coverage
  • Serve as the face of Mashable in Australia

Must Haves

  • Bachelor’s degree from a three-year, accredited college or university
  • 4 or more years of experience as an editor with a daily news website
  • Comfort/familiarity with technology and social media
  • A year or more of experience managing and editing writers – assigning, line-editing and copy-editing
  • Familiarity with tools of the new media trade, such as WordPress, Photoshop, Google Analytics, SocialFlow or HTML
  • Understanding of Mashable’s unique voice and audience

About Mashable

Mashable is a media and entertainment company for superfans. We’re not for the casually curious. Our proprietary Velocity technology suite gives us the unique ability to combine creativity with data. Our entertainment series and editorial coverage are smart, clever, ambitious, in-depth and first. We devour culture and tech. Our ideas shape the future and we speak to new influencers -- the early adopters who obsess with us around the globe.

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