News Editor

The Brag Media | Full-time

Sydney

The Brag Media is Australia’s largest music publisher, we publish titles like Rolling Stone, Tone Deaf, The Brag and more.

About the role:

We are looking for an ambitious and driven critical thinker to lead our newsroom. This role won’t be easy. You’ll always need to be on top of the news, on the pulse of breaking stories and cultural trends, and understand social platform changes and algorithms.

We are looking for our next Bragger who has:

  • Exceptional writing and grammar skills
  • A proven understanding of trends and culture 
  • Critical thinking expertise with an ability to analyse trends and make swift content decisions 
  • The ability to lead and mentor a team of less experienced writers
  • A strong understanding of social platform changes, trends and algorithms
  • Confidence with reviewing data analytics and incorporating insights into your work (e.g Google Analytics)
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment with ambitious targets
  • The ability to produce balanced, objective content

Key Responsibilities:

  • Analyse trends and make swift content decisions using your judgement
  • Source, create and develop strategies for meaningful content that garners a high volume of visits, and encourages awareness and excitement around our content
  • Constantly research and come up with new initiatives to increase engagement on all sites
  • Assist with liaising and working with customers/clients/advertisers when needed
  • Follow The Brag Media’s style and creative manuals, keeping our work objective and balanced
  • Conduct weekly check ins with editorial staff to discuss article angles and trending topics 
  • Monitor and ensure SEO is compliant across all articles
  • Check in weekly with managing editor regarding targets 
  • When not on shift, monitor breaking news and assign to the team accordingly
  • Send regular news insights to managing editor 
  • When not on shift, be available for staff that are on shift to ensure we never miss breaking news
  • Manage writer rosters and set targets for staff
  • Manage freelancers and freelancer budgets
  • Be willing to work outside of work hours expectedly and unexpectedly when behind on targets or when needed by the wider team

WHERE CAN YOU WORK FROM? 

Ideally we’d love you in our office in Sydney, Australia, however if you are the Beyonce we are looking for, we are open to remote work anywhere in the world. 

HOW TO APPLY

When you click apply you will be asked the following questions;

  • Please submit links of content you’ve created
  • What skills you have (photoshop, Final Cut etc)

 

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