You've got opportunities... as an editor at AOL
If you are an editor or a producer who wants to use your skills in a
whole new way, we've got some amazing jobs for you. We are building out
the editorial and operations team for the AOL content platform, an
organization that now combines our Seed and StudioNow freelance networks
with innovative software tools in order to create the very best content
on the largest number of topics in the most efficient ways.
Every one of the manager jobs is appropriate for people with
considerable journalism experience who want to be pioneers inventing new
ways to recruit, train, motivate, assign, edit and produce the work of
creative professionals. (We've also got some other roles for people
starting out in their careers and looking for freelance editing work.
The content network has already been used to create city guides on AOL
> , cover NFL and NCAA teams on Fanhouse
> , profile celebrities
> for Popeater, and write
biographies of candidates
> for Politics
Daily. And we're just getting going.
Below are short summaries of the job openings we've got. All but one is
listed on AOL's corporate recruiting Web site. If you're interested
please apply on that site. If you're not, please tell your friends. All
of these are full time jobs and can be based either in New York or
Nashville, where our StudioNow unit is based. (We want a small, tightly
knit team, so we're avoiding remote workers for now.)
Seed Network Manager; View details
A person to spearhead our efforts to recruit the most talented writers
and other creators using Seed.com, advertising, social media and other
methods. The manager will also supervise the screening of potential
creators to find the best for each task. This job combines knowledge of
journalism, marketing and a bit of HR. It might be suitable for an
editor with a lot of experience in hiring freelance writers or someone
involved in marketing to journalists.
StudioNow Network Development Manager; View details
A role similar to the Seed Network Manager, recruiting videographers
(through StudioNow.com) and photographers (through Seed.com). This job
requires a lot of knowledge of the equipment and skills used in video
and photography as well as resourcefulness to find and attract the most
Network Community and Training Manager; View details
36&JobSiteInfo=602812_36&gqid=0> A role devoted to making sure AOL's
large and growing network creative professionals have the skills,
information and resources to be able to provide the very best content to
AOL's Web sites and other clients while at the same time ensuring they
find working for us enjoyable, rewarding and advantageous to their
Editing and quality manager
This role involves recruiting and managing a network of freelance
project editors and copy editors to support content platform projects.
The manager will also develop and supervise processes to evaluate and
improve the quality of all content the network produces. (This role has
not yet been listed in the AOL job database. If you are interested send
your resume in an e-mail with "editing manager" in the subject
Seed Operations Manager; View details
This role supervises the operations and production of large-scale
content projects, which may involve hundreds of assignments that could
combine the work of writers, photographers, videographers, editors and
fact checkers. The manager must make sure deadlines are met, obstacles
are overcome and the overall status is always clear.
Freelance editing jobs
We have an increasing number of positions for experienced copy editors
as well as editors with expertise in specific subjects to help supervise
certain sections. We're not going to really expand this function until
we hire the editing manager (above), but if you are interested, send an
a copy of your resume toeditingjobs@...
> . Please put the words "freelance editing"
and the name of any subjects in which you have significant experience in
the subject line.
The jobs below are jobs more suitable for people just starting in their
careers (if these aren't for you, please send them on to anyone you
think is right):
Seed Production Coordinator; View details
Working with the Seed Operations Manager to coordinate large scale
Network Development Specialist; View details
Working with the Seed and StudioNow Network Development Managers to
recruit and screen members for the AOL Creator Network.
Editorial Intern; View details
Working with the editorial director of the AOL content platform
assisting the design, creation and production of large scale content
We hope to fill these jobs as soon as possible. But we are heading into
the end of the year, and there may be some unavoidable delays. Don't
worry if you don't hear from us right away. We'll do our very best to
keep in touch as we move forward.
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