Digital Content Managing Editor

  • Freelance
  • Anywhere

Website africanvibes African Vibes Magazine

JOB SUMMARY:

African Ubora is seeking an experienced and mission-driven Digital Content Managing Editor for its African Vibes Magazine brand. The Editor will play a leadership role in the  brand’s strategies for the creation and dissemination of online resources.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Take ownership of the content creation framework across all channels. 
  • Lead efforts to ensure African Vibes website and presence across platforms effectively serves our target audience.
  • Manage content strategy and editorial calendar to ensure that Key Performance Indicators are being met
  • Recruit, lead and manage content creators
  • Develop and enforce style and process guides

THE RIGHT CANDIDATE:

  • Has experience managing teams
  • Has solid copy editing, proofreading, and English grammar editorial skills
  • Is a content strategist and can develop a winning editorial strategy
  • Is a rock star with SEO keyword research
  • Is organized and efficient
  • Is a quick learner and good leader.
  • Is responsible and accountable. 
  • Can track and improve performance 
  • Is Comfortable with using WordPress
  • Is Familiar with journalism standards such as the AP Style guide
  • Knows how to work independently, collaboratively, and conscientiously to tackle tasks large and small

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Preferably, 2 plus years of post-college experience in news editing/writing.
  • An understanding of the nuts and bolts of good journalism practices (i.e. fact-checking and copy-editing basics, correct sourcing methods, etc.)
  • Must be computer literate and have excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Possess experience with breaking news and deadline pressure.
  • Have extensive knowledge and understanding of social media platforms, primarily LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Youtube
  • Exhibit a working knowledge of current events relating to and impacting Africa and Africans across the globe.
  • Proficient with G Suite, Trello and WordPress
  • Comfortable with social media platforms primarily LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Youtube
  • 4-year degree in journalism preferred.

About African Vibes

AFRICANVIBES.COM (an African Ubora brand) is the pulse of the dynamic African culture, serving up a mix of celebrity, fashion and entertainment news along with in-depth profiles of the most influential and fascinating African personalities. AFRICAN VIBES Magazine reaches across the borders of national origin to engage the growing, affluent and powerful market of bi-cultural individuals who have a desire to stay connected to their African roots.

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