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Senior Custom Content Editor
At MIT Technology Review, we are looking for a seasoned senior editor with experience in the technology industry to play a key role in MIT Technology Review Insights, the custom content arm of MIT Technology Review. This position is remote with an option to work in our Cambridge, MA office.
The senior custom content editor role is responsible for editing, managing, and delivering sponsored research projects. This senior editor will work closely with corporate clients on time-sensitive technology reports, articles, and other research. Ideally, applicants will have experience reporting on, writing about, or editing content about technology topics like artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and data technologies for a smart and tech-savvy executive audience. Specifically, this position includes research and thesis development; developmental editing and writing; formation, execution, and management of surveys and research projects; and designing editorial strategy.
The senior editor will also lead communications, develop, and grow MIT Technology Review’s Global Insights Panel, our online community of entrepreneurs, executives, and innovators. As a public representative of the company, the senior custom editor will also lead panels, conference sessions, and executive meetings when necessary. The senior custom content editor will be a detail-oriented and client-focused team player who will work in close collaboration with the Insights team, customers, sales, and other internal departments. The preferred candidate is a personable and curious person who stays abreast of science and technology trends and ideas.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions**):
- Leads complex cornerstone projects, including global reports and indexes
- Edits and writes articles, reports, and other content as a part of custom content projects
- Pays astounding attention to detail to deliver consistently high-quality content on time and on budget to great customer satisfaction
- Leads custom projects, working with clients and sales team, to forge editorial strategy
- Creates content delivery schedule with project manager and writers
- Works closely with freelance writers, designers, and in-house colleagues on content development, from brainstorming and finalizing theses and outlines to drafts to creating visualizations and publication
- Helps manage online content production on technologyreview.com, including publishing content
- Builds surveys internally, working with colleagues on questionnaire development or with external research partners
- Develops guidelines and processes to ensure consistent quality
- Develops processes to streamline content production
Supervision Received: The senior custom content editor will report to the director of custom content, and work closely with the custom content editor to lead delivery of MIT Technology Review Insight’s custom content.
Supervision Exercised: The senior editor for custom content will assign tasks to freelancers, team members, and interns.
Education and Experience:
MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- A Bachelor’s degree and demonstrable professional experience.
- A minimum of 5-7 years of experience required in content strategy, journalism, publishing, editing, or communications, specifically creating custom content
- Proven expertise in writing and editing and making complex topics palatable to a broad audience
- Public speaking skills
- Excellent client management skills
- Experience leading executive communications
- Experience in technology industry
- Experience delivering time-sensitive projects
- Superb time management skills and hawk-like attention to detail
- Excellent communication and customer service skills
- Expert knowledge of content development processes
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Familiarity with Associated Press style
- Technical experience with various platforms, including content management systems (WordPress) and survey development (SurveyMonkey)
** To comply with regulations by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the principal duties in job descriptions must be essential to the job. To identify essential functions, focus on the purpose and the result of the duties rather than the manner in which they are performed. The following definition applies: a job function is essential if removal of that function would fundamentally change the job.