Corus is a driving force in the media industry with a diverse portfolio of strong brands that entertain and inform audiences through great storytelling and compelling content, reaching millions of people around the world every day. We have an exciting opportunity on our Digital Lifestyle Team for a Complex Editor.

Digital Editor, Complex
Division: Communications
Work Status: Full Time
Location: Toronto, ON

About the Role
Reporting to the Man ager, Digital Lifestyle, you will be responsible for executing against an original content strategy for the brand. Our ideal candidate has a passion for digital content that spans music, style, sports, sneakers, and life, plus a willingness to assist in all forms of content creation. You must have a deep understanding of Complex’s blend of internet, pop culture, sports and entertainment. The Editor will be expected to contribute to audience growth, digital content strategy, provide input on product needs and work with both internal and external vendors on monetization strategies.

The Successful Candidate Will: 

  • Contribute and lead content and audience growth strategies
  • Ensure delivery of engaging, original editorial features and packages best suited for the brand image and target audience
  • Produce and publish editorial pieces using content management systems
  • Monitor, report and deliver against KPIs – with a focus on achieving audience engagement targets for their specific product or brand
  • Work closely with sales, marketing, social, and production teams to pitch, plan and execute brand initiatives and monetization opportunities
  • Contribute to the requirements of the product roadmap as they pertain to content

Responsibilities:

  • Create, edit, package and upload original, compelling digital and cross-media content including articles, video, images and interactive online features
  • Work with a roster of content contributors; sourcing, fielding pitches, editing content and managing invoice intake and budget tracking
  • Ensure timely and comprehensive coverage of major events — calendar, seasonal, trending
  • Source and manage content contributors (writers, photographers, etc.)
  • Ensure all content adheres to SEO best practices and recommendations from the Tech and Research teams
  • Coordinate with other Lifestyle Editors to align content and editorial features for cross-promotion and audience sharing
  • Work with brand Producers and Strategists to ensure alignment of content with the overall digital and social content strategy
  • Regular reporting and analysis of metrics in traffic, engagement and user behavioural patterns to ensure optimal content performance
  • Meet targets set by departments, sales and marketing campaigns, and related business goals
  • Perform site updates and maintenance via the CMS systems
  • Source images and edit images using Photoshop
  • Perform regular analysis of competitors and report on industry trends
  • Plan and maintain editorial calendar

About You

What We Need From You:

  • Experience working in a digital media, publishing and production environment
  • A portfolio that demonstrates strong writing, copy editing and content packaging within Lifestyle verticals
  • Experience developing content strategies and driving audience engagement in digital
  • Experience in SEO best practices and strategy
  • Understanding of QA processes, UX and Design
  • Ability to cleanly publish multiple pieces of content daily in content management systems
  • Experience working with a digital sales team for successful content monetization
  • Experience sourcing and managing freelancers
  • Understanding of analytics, including experience working with Google Analytics and Omniture
  • Experience working in an Agile team environment would be considered an asset
  • College or University degree (or equivalent experience), preferable in Media, Journalism, or Communications
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate across the organization and build alignment with peers
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing, dynamic environment, meeting deadlines and multitasking

How to Apply 

Corus is committed to providing a fair and equitable work environment and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. Please email your resume and cover letter to Darcy.MacNeil@corusent.com no later than June 24th, 2019. 

Internal candidates must meet eligibility requirements before they can apply for an internal position at Corus, which includes being in their current role for at least 12 months. They must also indicate they are internal in the subject line. Please refer to the Recruitment Policy for more information.

Corus is committed to providing a fair and equitable work environment and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. Corus is also committed to providing accommodations throughout the interview and employment process.  If you require an accommodation we will work with you to meet your needs.
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