AKC has long been the trusted resource for information, products and services that promote the well-being of dogs and enrich the lives of their owners. The company is currently going through an exciting growth phase.  This position offers the opportunity to be part of this exciting transformation.

The candidate will be charged with establishing the voice and direction of content for AKC web properties. The content editor will be expected to oversee the execution of all content.  This person should be well versed in dog ownership and have an insatiable drive for breaking stories and finding unique ways to talk about issues trending around the internet.  This is a fast-paced work environment; the ability to be scrappy while maintaining superb editorial standards is essential.

Responsibilities 

  • Own brand voice and manage creation strategy and implementation
  • Manage content budget and spending
  • Manage freelancer writers, fact checkers, designers and content uploaders
  • Onboard new freelancers: manage network of writers
  • Brainstorm with sales and marketing teams on native content ideas
  • Oversee editorial content calendar
  • Collaborate across internal departments to support content needs
  • Provide content to support AKC products, ad campaigns, services in the form of:  e- books; e-mail & other digital marketing campaigns; native editorial content; and podcast & video scripting

 

Requirements

  • Degree in journalism, English, marketing, digital media, or related field
  • 2+ years’ experience as an editor at a digital publication or high-volume publisher
  • Familiar with SEO content production
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Expert-level knowledge of AP Style, grammar, and punctuation rules
  • Experience with all social media platforms, a CMS similar to Wordpress, and Photoshop
  • Expertise in social media and other content distribution is desirable
  • Video production (videography and post production) is desirable
  • Basic HTML skills

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