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Editor-in-Chief

Company: Complex Networks
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

Editorial New York, New York, United States Full time

Complex Networks formed from the acquisition of Complex Media Inc. through a joint venture by Verizon and Hearst. Today, it is a global lifestyle brand and media company and one of the most influential voices in popular culture. Complex Networks’ digital channels, which include Complex News, First We Feast, Pigeons & Planes, Sole Collector and more, are the Top 10 publishers in the U.S. for social engagement on channels like Facebook and YouTube. A diversified and profitable media business with premium distribution partners such as Netflix, Hulu, Pluto TV, Roku, and iFlix . Complex Networks’ original content exemplifies convergence culture, exploring topics that span across popular culture from music to movies, sports to video games, fashion to food.

Complex Networks is looking for a talented Editor-In-Chief to develop, articulate, implement, and oversee the strategic vision of the Complex editorial operation.

Responsibilities :

The Editor-In-Chief is responsible for all dot-com written content as well as Complex News video content and its sub-products, including, but not limited to Complex World, and should bring an entrepreneurial approach to expanding our team and our impact.

Lead on all our editorial efforts, taking into account shifting media trends, tentpole event coverage (e.g. elections, NBA All-Star etc.), and ways to maximize our contribution to global, national, and local press

Lead the team in ideating and developing cover products and shaping the vision of what they can be, while ensuring high editorial quality, brand alignment, and sales opportunities.

Ensure that, across all platforms, the content meets the highest standards of editorial excellence and continues Complex voice as the leading youth culture brand, with consistent taste and tone. Maintain awareness at all times of the cultural climate to help evolve the taste and tone to adapt to and grow the audience. Identify spaces for potential content expansion.

Hire, retain, and develop the Complex editorial team, with executive oversight into the management of staff, organizational structure, assignment of objectives, and departmental budgets. Oversee and guide our team of editors, ensuring ethical and journalistic standards while also pushing an efficient system to react to the news cycle in an informative and credible way. Encourage inclusion, fairness, respect, trust, accountability, integrity, and transparency

Ensure budget is in line with editorial goals and expectations

Represent Complex as a public-facing ambassador in the media and at industry and brand events

Oversee content strategy and curation for Complex Conversations for ComplexCon

Provide creative input into video and podcast development process as well as merch & e-commerce, all keeping in tune with the integrity of the brand

Leverage industry relationships to generate premium content and activation opportunities. Build and maintain relationships with outside artists and talent and leverage those relationships for organizational goals, pertaining to both content and collaborations

Work with executive leadership, acting strategically to carry out brand vision to boost position of Complex in the market

Work with Director of Content Development to lead the editorial team to maximize and optimize content output

Requirements Strong leadership skills with at least 6-8 years of experience of managing a team of journalists in a fast-paced, deadline-driven digital environment

First-rate editorial judgment and demonstrable skills as a writer and editor

Ability to generate original ideas for creative and engaging content across text, video, and social platforms

Deeply versed in Complex brand and mission, with the flexibility to adapt, evolve, and pivot in a purposeful way alongside the changing world

Demonstrable interpersonal skills with the ability to manage, motivate, and mentor a diverse and talented team of writers and editors

Strong collaborative skills, including experience of liaising with stakeholders across the company

Experience in a premium editorial environment and experience in editorial leadership

Strong understanding of online publishing and digital platforms

Results-oriented personality and demonstrated track record

Strong relationship-building skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills

High energy and passion

Complex Networks offers an awesome casual work environment with a great team of smart, motivated, innovative and fun people. And our benefits are pretty good as well, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short/long term disability, generous time off and a 401k match! We hold tons of events throughout the year including happy hours and team building activities.

About Complex

Complex Networks develops and distributes original programming for its channels and through output deals with premium distributors. The company cultivates content that spans across popular culture from music to movies, sports to video games, fashion to food, reaching the coveted 18-24-year-old male audience. In 2016, the company launched ComplexCon in Long Beach, California, to bring the “Internet to life.” The annual event attracts over 200 culture-shifting brands and over 60,000 digitally savvy attendees to the two-day cultural festival.

Complex Networks does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.

Keywords: Complex Networks, Long Beach , Editor-in-Chief, Other , Long Beach, California

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