Assistant Digital Editor
Footwear NewsNew York, NY
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Footwear News: Assistant Digital Editor
Footwear News, the publication of record for senior footwear and fashion executives and a must-read for shoe-obsessed consumers, is seeking a smart, dynamic and innovative Assistant Digital Editor to join our New York or Los Angeles team. We are seeking an enthusiastic and organized team member to pitch, write, and produce daily stories.
• Pitch, write and produce 5 to 7 trending stories daily on a range of topics (fashion, retail, current events, business news, sports, shopping and pop culture) for Footwearnews.com
• Respond quickly to breaking stories with fresh angles; write clean copy under tight deadlines; construct engaging headlines
• Hit robust volume and consistent/demonstrated traffic growth
• Support FN's social media efforts by writing and posting content on its platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest
• Represent the brand at industry events and appointments
• Coverage of industry events, availability for award show coverage and weekend flexibility
• Hours would be 8-5 EST, with a different schedule during awards show weeks; Sunday-Thursday schedule
• 1 to 2 years at a website
• Must be organized and enthusiastic
• Can-do attitude
• Fast learner
• Able to work well under pressure and in fast-paced environment
• Excellent ability to prioritize throughout the day, according to news demands
• Strong communication and writing skills
• The ability to juggle many projects at once, working both individually and as part of a team
• A demonstrated understanding of digital strategy, Crowdtangle, Newswhip, Parse.ly, WordPress, Google analytics, SEO, Photoshop, social media platforms
• Knows or willing to learn video and digital media editing tools such as Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, After Effects
About Fairchild Media Group: FMG, publisher of WWD, Beauty Inc, Footwear News, and Sourcing Journal is the leading business authority for the fashion, retail, footwear, and beauty industries. We provide a balance of timely, credible business news and key fashion trends to a dedicated readership of retailers, designers, manufacturers, marketers, financiers, Wall Street analysts, international moguls, media executives, ad agencies, tech leaders, consumers, and trend-makers.
About Footwear News:
Footwear News is the publication of record for senior footwear and fashion executives, providing an insider's perspective on top news, trends and strategies. FN keeps you and your business a step ahead on the retailing, manufacturing and financial aspects of the footwear industry. FN spotlights the hottest new designers, newsmakers, and business leaders, as well as reporting on the most groundbreaking fashion trends and more. Footwear News' parent company, Penske Media Corporation (PMC), is a leading digital media company, publishing, and information Services Company founded in 2003.