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Managing Editor

Company: Cox Auto Trader
Location: Irvine
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

If you love helping people with big decisions almost as much as you love a well-oiled machine, the terrific team that writes car reviews for Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book wants to talk to you. The Cox Automotive editorial team is looking for a Managing Editor to oversee production of our full range of written content. The Managing Editor coordinates efforts across our editorial team in the creation and publication of helpful, engaging, high-performing written vehicle reviews, news and advice for the Kelley Blue Book and Autotrader brands. This position reports to and works closely with the Director, Editorial, manages a team of editors, and is responsible for our overarching content calendar and driving the efficient, timely and consistent production of that content. Primary Duties & Key Responsibilities: Manage people, processes and tools in the production of high-quality, high-performance written vehicle reviews, news and advice Manage and coordinate group content calendar Manage and evolve production workflows Drive on-schedule production of content that meets all established standards and guidelines Implement continual process and product improvements to drive increased efficiency and growth Monitor performance metrics and collaborate with SEO partners to meet traffic, reach and engagement targets Hire, manage and coach personnel; drive performance and career development of direct reports Provide actionable feedback to writers, editors and production staff Guide the development of scalable training and workflow documents to ensure efficient and consistent content creation from a large group of internal and external writers and editors 10 years of related experience with at least 3 years' experience managing a team of editors Bachelor's Degree in communications, journalism or similar field Effective people manager, with the ability to identify and maximize team talent and resources Experienced in establishing and evolving editorial workflows and processes Deadline-driven, process-oriented and strong attention to detail Familiarity with all aspects of editorial production, including ideation, creation, editing, publishing and measurement Able to effectively evaluate and edit content for style and utility Well-versed in current SEO and distribution best-practices Demonstrated experience working with freelance writers to create great content at scale Ability to work full-time in our Irvine or Atlanta offices preferred

Keywords: Cox Auto Trader, Irvine , Managing Editor, Other , Irvine, California

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