Magazine/Media Company Editor

L.A. Cannabis News
Published
December 15, 2018
Location
Los Angeles, California
Category
Job Type

Description

About Us:

L.A. Cannabis News is the first media company in the world dedicated to localized cannabis news, jobs, events and more. We’re currently in the Canopy Boulder Accelerator and are in the process of raising our seed-fund this January.  

Job:

We are seeking a full time editor to oversee 75+ content creators living in L.A. reporting on local news in L.A. covering news, cannabis, events, and culture.  Social justice is important to our publication, as is having separate weekly columns covering women, veterans, and the disabled.

Duties:

-Manage editorial team

-Work closely with writers to create and develop original and compelling content across different genres.

-Post stories, briefs, photos and images onto L.A. Cannabis News in a timely manner on a daily basis

-Create and edit newsletters

-Write/assign briefs

-Stay informed of news developments on a daily basis.

-Edit all content for accuracy

-Direct and supervise production of the magazine, including developing deadlines and production schedules; and proofreading and finalizing pages.

-Prepare monthly editorial budgets and annual editorial calendar, writing features, evaluating page designs, maintaining expenses and proofreading/copy editing.

-Write headlines that attract attention and garner strong SEO

-Oversee data-driven SEO growth into new content areas

-Develop understanding of audience and the kind of content that appeals to them, build appropriate strategies, and monitor reader satisfaction.

-Develop the heart and voice of the publication and maintain this voice across all platforms.

Qualifications:

-Prior experience working at publication, magazine, newspaper, or Media Company

-Knowledgeable about the Cannabis Industry

-Proficient in WordPress

-Proficient at using Google Analytics and extracting insights from data to enhance audience growth

-Experience executing an audience development strategy.

-Prior experience executing day to day plans for constant traffic and engagement growth across various platforms

-Prior experience with Editorial and Production processes

-Prior experience managing editorial calendar, planning and executing editorial packages surrounding seasonal events, holidays, and more

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