MP0067:Online Deputy Editor, What s On
Motivate Media Group is seeking a driven, dynamic and experienced Deputy Editor to help lead the digital arm of What s On.
The UAE s first ever magazine, What s On is the go-to brand for making the most of life in the Emirates.
As such, the right candidate will be comfortable writing across all aspects of UAE life, from the big events and gigs, to breaking community news.
Vast and varied experience of writing for an online audience is a must, as is a proven track record in growing digital traffic, managing social media accounts, and optimising content for both desktop and mobile platforms.
Producing clean, error-free copy on a tight deadline is essential, as is solid experience in commissioning and sub-editing copy. The Online Deputy Editor will work with the Online Editor in devising and implementing the brand s online and social media strategy, as well as overseeing commercial projects. The successful candidate will also act as a brand guardian, responsible for setting and monitoring the quality and tone of all online content, as well as representing the title at events.
The ability to analyse and respond to audience data is crucial, as is a journalistic instinct to identify fresh, engaging, original content. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated team player with a minimum of three years experience in relevant roles, and will possess impeccable communication and organisation skills.
The Online Deputy Editor will work alongside the print team to best optimise content and digital concepts, as well as working seamlessly with the sale team to visualise and drive commercially viable growth. The Online Deputy Editor will also be responsible for some budgetary planning, and making sure all content published on the site is legally sound.
Experience in working with Google Analytics and Parse.ly is beneficial, and experience in conceptualising video content is a plus.
Knowledge of the region is preferred but not essential, and the successful candidate will be based in our Dubai Media City offices.