Publish high-quality and impactful journalism that drives subscriptions and buzz for Gazetteer San Francisco, a soon-to-launch local news website.
Manage and edit the output of a team of local news reporters writing stories about San Francisco.
Ensure that we are publishing exclusive, must-read news that makes an impact, creates buzz, and drives subscriptions.
Devise and implement overall editorial strategy. What type of stories should we do? How many per day or per week? What mixture of subjects? What is our voice?
Hands-on management of daily news decision-making. The final decider on what stories we run and why. Approve stories from staff and commission stories from freelancers.
Manage and implement editorial systems and workflows.
Edit homepage ensuring freshness and aiming to restore the homepage as a destination.
Act as editorial head of HR, being a first point of contact for editorial staff coordination. Handle all hiring (and termination) editorial staff to maximize performance and achieve goals.
Create editor’s guide and style manual.
Promote journalistic best practices and ethics.
Manage monthly freelance budgets and expenses for each city, working with respective editors.
Act as lead editorial representative from company to outside media and the wider city.
Aim to speak at conferences, appear on television, write stories, and offer commentary to promote company.
Lead editorial coordination with the tech team. Work with editors to distill and offer feedback on design and function of the website from an editorial perspective.
Occasionally coordinate marketing team on strategy and execution of campaigns to drive subscriptions.
At least 7 years of experience in fast-paced and deadline-driven written journalism, with at least 3 years of experience managing a team.
Excellent writing, reporting, and editing skills.
Great wit and a strong voice.
Outstanding news judgment and journalistic ethics.
Leadership and communication skills, with the ability to drive and inspire a team to do great work.
A passion for San Francisco local news and shedding light on the untold stories that matter in this great city.
Creativity and differentiation, with the ability to ideate and produce stories that stand out.
Extensive digital publishing skills and experience, especially with an assortment of CMS and newsletter platforms.
Gazetteer revitalizes local news in American cities by distributing must-read stories direct to subscribers, bypassing social media and search engines.
Tired of A/B testing 37 headlines for optimal CTR?
Sick of churning out meaningless SEO chum?
Bored of “optimizing content” for repurposing on whatever platform for whatever trend is trending at whatever given moment?
Then you may be interested in joining us.