Wired Middle East is seeking an Editor in Chief. The Editor in Chief is responsible for the strategy, management, and development of news, feature, review, and all other content on Wired along with Wired in print, with a specific focus on content relevant to the region. The Editor in Chief is also a public-facing role and a brand representative at Wired’s flagship events.
The Editor in Chief is expected to make arrangements to ensure that content is fresh and relevant every day of the week. Among other things, this will include creating an editorial calendar that highlights the major events and themes for coverage, under the guidance of the senior management team, and guiding a team of writers and translators to produce and post content.
The right candidate is strategic, organized, tenacious, calm under pressure, and able to juggle numerous tasks, as you will be involved in all areas of Wired Middle East’s editorial operation. The ability to effectively plan and execute a detailed editorial approach is critical. You should be fazed by little and able to solve all problems, great or small, calmly and efficiently.
ApplyThis is an extraordinary opportunity to be part of a launch of Wired. This will also be an extremely challenging role. If this sounds like something you would like to do every day and you have the experience, skills, and qualifications listed (and can prove it). Key Duties & Responsibilities
Thinking and acting strategically with the intention of strengthening Nervora’s and Wired Middle East’s brand and position within the market
Representing Wired Middle East at industry and brand events
Collaborating with the commercial team on branded content projects
Collaborating with the rest of the editorial team to maximize and optimize content output
Guiding a team of writers and contributors for content development and publishing across channels
Writing stories and producing multimedia content across Wired Middle East’s platforms at the appropriate volumes required
Working under the senior management team to guide and fulfill the editorial vision for Wired Middle East across print and digital channels (website, social media, etc.)
Essential Skills & Requirements
Experience in a premium editorial environment and experience in editorial leadership experience
Robust network of contacts and a deep understanding of technology culture
Strong understanding of online publishing and digital platforms
Results-oriented personality and demonstrated track record
Strong relationship building skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
High energy and passion