(Northeast) A consumer magazine is seeking a new Senior Writer/Editor Auto. The ideal candidate is a seasoned automotive journalist who loves cars, understands the auto industry and knows how to communicate that from a consumer's point of view. Someone who can generate original content across digital, print, social and video platforms that is on-strategy, on-time and well-packaged and highly engaging is strongly preferred. This role will also assist with idea generation while managing workflow across the company’s multimedia products.
Conceives and executes high quality, well reported, cross-platform, in-depth, regular automotive content campaigns that will be published across print, digital, and video platforms
Conducts large scale enterprise investigative reporting.
Attends trade shows and other industry events as needed.
Acts as both in-house auto expert and company auto representative for media outreach and public events.
Partners with digital editorial team to maintain specialty products such as Buying Guides, Product Pages, and other regularly-updated content
Owns coordination of information from other departments and organizational teams that support assigned content areas.
Participates in the planning and scheduling process, creates sidebars, infographics that animates stories and reports.
Moves content through the production process, incorporating changes by related parties, copy-fitting, and conferring with art and production personnel.
Actively participates as a member of an auto product testing and content team, conferring with other team members as necessary to ensure objectives for quality and timeliness are met.
Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of seven to 10 years of experience in multi-platform editorial for automotive, business or consumer project journalism required.
A thorough knowledge of automobiles, the automotive industry and automotive engineering.
Experience in high-speed automotive testing required.
Ability to manage and lead in a cross-organizational capacity required.
High level of competency in all aspects of reviewing and creating accurate and compelling stories across all platforms.
Highly skilled in collecting and interpreting all data, internal and external, to create the most accurate and in context story possible.
Ability to smoothly transition writing styles from hard news to expository review to opinionated blog.
Competency with page design software such as K4 and CQ as well as Microsoft Office and Google Docs highly beneficial.
On-camera broadcast experience, mass media training, and a daily journalism background are preferred.
Can translate complex technical automotive information into informative content across multiple platforms.
High level of competency in editing and writing display copy, generating ideas for infographics across all media.
Must maintain a driver’s license in good standing.
JR-4617 Salary: Competitive