Executive Editor, News (Digital)

VICE Media

Multiple Locations

0 year(s)

Job Description
<p><strong>About VICE Media Group</strong></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">VICE Media Group is the world’s largest independent youth media company. Launched in 1994, VICE has offices in 35 cities across the globe with a focus on five key businesses: VICE.com, an award-winning international network of digital content; VICE STUDIOS, a feature film and television production studio; VICE TV, an Emmy-winning international television network; a Peabody award-winning NEWS division with the most Emmy-awarded nightly news broadcast; and VIRTUE, a global, full-service creative agency with 25 offices around the world. VICE Media Groups portfolio includes Refinery29, the leading global media and entertainment company focused on women; PULSE Films, a London-based next-generation production studio with outposts in Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Berlin; i-D, a global digital and bimonthly magazine defining fashion and contemporary culture; and Garage, a digital platform and biannual publication converging the worlds of art and design.</span></p>
<p><strong>VICE x Team</strong></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">VICE News is the award-winning digital home for immersive, original reporting from a new generation of global correspondents. With bureaus around the world and a bold presence across online platforms, our digital news offering continues to redefine current affairs coverage for youth audiences worldwide. Our digital teams of reporters, editors, producers, and hosts work collaboratively with TV and documentary groups to reach millions of readers and viewers each month.</span></p>
<p><strong>Role x You </strong></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As our Executive Editor for Digital News EMEA, you will be responsible for overseeing the digital editorial newsroom across EMEA. Based in London, this is a key leadership position, working with editorial leadership across regions (North America, APAC and LATAM) to lead our ambitious expansion of our digital news offering worldwide. </span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Overseeing a large team, including editors and reporters, whose coverage spans breaking news stories and enterprise reporting to blockbuster investigations, you will be a senior leader with unimpeachable judgement and robust management skills.</span></p>
<p><strong>Responsibilities </strong></p>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Work closely with editorial leadership across VICE News to develop an overarching digital content strategy, and with the Executive Managing Editor on content workflow and process</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Manage a team of editors and reporters, and use a combination of data and sensibility to help guide each of them as they develop and execute on overall content strategy and coverage plans </span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Edit and/or top edit a range of stories across beats; act as a backstop on quality for everything from a 3,000-word feature to a quick follow-up story</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Work side-by-side with digital video producers to ensure collaboration/cross-functional initiatives where appropriate</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Collaborate on the execution of news content strategies across emerging platforms, including but not limited to Snap, TikTok, and Instagram</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Partner with the legal, communications, and corporate strategy teams, as appropriate</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Oversee the strategic management of the commissioning budget, ensuring the strongest and most diverse range of freelance contributions from across the region</span></li>
<p><strong>Experience </strong></p>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You’ll have senior journalism experience as a writer or story editor, ideally in a busy hard news organisation </span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Significant editing experience within a digital setting </span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You’ll have strong management experience supervising writers, editors and social editors</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A proven track record in news judgement and editing skills, executing at the highest levels</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Implementing the highest journalistic and legal standards and a track record of enforcement  </span></li>
<p><strong>You’ll have these</strong></p>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Robust management skills, an eye for editorial talent, and a track record of developing emerging talent</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A collaborative spirit, and the ability to work and lead across departments and global offices</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A passion and understanding of VICE, our tone of voice and our unique way of storytelling</span></li>
<p><strong>We’d also love if you had these:</strong></p>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Experience overseeing editorial teams on a regional or even global scale</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A background collaborating with digital video or television production teams</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A network of freelance writers and correspondents to tap for written editorial coverage across the EMEA region</span></li>
<p><strong>Working at VICE</strong></p>
<p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">VICE prioritises the ideas and people that other media companies miss. We believe that innovation is a direct result of diverse, inclusive cultures and see it as essential to our staff, culture and business. To learn more read the </span></em><a href="https://viceguideto.vice.com/"><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">VICE GUIDE TO VICE.</span></em></a></p>
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