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Editor, Snowmobile.com


VerticalScope Inc. is seeking a motivated and professional Editor to head up a new web site we are developing for the snowmobile field.

The Editor will be responsible for the overall development, creation and management of authoritative and ambitious editorial content to make Snowmobile.com the destination site for snowmobile enthusiasts, and a strong complement to sister sites such as Motorcycle.com.

Duties:

Develop and manage content for snowmobile.com, which includes developing editorial lineups, assigning stories/event coverage, as well as researching, writing and editing articles and shooting/arranging photography

Conduct research, develop industry contacts and gather information for feature articles, snowmobile and product review articles, and departmental/section content

Edit and ensure accuracy of assigned/freelancer editorial

Research and keep abreast of industry trends and developments and determine coverage accordingly

Attend shows and events to provide coverage and photography as required


Education/Experience:

Supervisory experience

Experience with a start-up an asset

Preferably Bachelor of Journalism degree/diploma

Preferably minimum five years as an experienced journalist

An interest if not experience, knowledge and passion for snowmobiling and other power sports

Key Requirements:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ability to manage editorial budgets and be operationally responsible

Detail and deadline oriented

A team player with a ‘can do’ attitude

Willingness to travel within North America to race/show events as necessary

Good problem solving, time management and decision making abilities

Ability to effectively function in a fast paced, rapidly changing work environment and communicate effectively with interdepartmental teams

Strong organization and leadership skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs such as Word, Excel and Outlook and other software


Please email a cover letter and resume to: [email protected]
 
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