Job Title: Sites Editor
Cheezburger runs more than 60 popular meme sites including I Can Has Cheezburger?, FAIL Blog, Memebase, The Daily What, and Know Your Meme. Cheezburger is one of the largest humor destinations in the world and where millions of people come to laugh and share that laugh with others. Cheezburger counts a passionate fan base of more than 10 million people accessing the site by desktop, mobile and tablet device.
About the position:
The Sites Editor contributes to the growth of Cheezburger’s audience by working closely with the Managing Editor and editorial team to publish quality internet-culture related content to Cheezburger’s family of sites. The ideal candidate has a passion for all things Internet, and will demonstrate timeliness, detail-orientation, and self-organization. Under the direction of the Managing Editor, the Sites Editor will be responsible for execution of strategies that drive traffic and audience engagement. This position would work in our Seattle offices, Monday-Friday. Above all we are looking for someone who is ready to become a professional internet, if that sounds like you please consider the following:
Editorial content publishing and scheduling for assigned sites and social media channels.
Exercise discretion and judgment on consistent brand and editorial decisions for assigned sites.
Analyze data to determine optimal editorial expression across sites to drive metrics and goals.
Coordinate with Managing Editor, Social Manager and all editorial staff to enhance the Cheezburger brand and editorial style across channels.
Open office with an emphasis on collaboration and camaraderie.
Cross-group discussion and reporting.
Daily company-wide meeting.
Autonomy to prioritize and meet daily deadlines.
Open discussions about internet culture.
Working in our Lower Queen Anne office.
Passion for internet culture, pop culture, and web communities. (Seriously, you have to love the internet, weird YouTube, reaction gifs, Bronies, dank memes and all.)
Active in multiple online communities (all communities equally considered)
Minimum of 1-year of publishing web content (can be self-published or on social-media)
Familiarity with web analytics tools such as Google Analytics.
Understanding of editorial and social media guidelines and strategies promoting referral traffic and brand growth.
Professional communication and organization skills.
Demonstrated ability to utilize data in editorial decision-making.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
3+ years prior experience in the creation, execution, and publishing of editorial and social web content.
2+ years with web analytics tools such as Google Analytics or another industry-level analytics program.
Experience growing and leading to large online communities (Facebook publishing experience a plus)
Prior small Team leadership experience