HuffPost is seeking a creative, energetic and deeply skilled audience growth leader to help HuffPost cultivate the largest, most engaged, most loyal and diverse readership and viewership in digital news.
The ideal candidate will have serious data chops, SEO expertise, wide-ranging experience optimizing stories for social distribution, keen news judgment, clever approaches to storytelling, strong management skills, and a proven track record of collaborating successfully across sizable organizations.
You will drive thoughtful conversations that lead to meaningful changes in how we approach content ideation, platform development and new formats to reach the many communities that comprise our vast audience. Listening will be central to your communications across the audience team and throughout the newsroom.
You will invest in thoughtful experimentation throughout your work, harnessing data as a tool to deliver audience insights and drive decision-making across other editorial teams with clarity and confidence.
You enjoy leading and managing a team of smart and engaged audience editors, improving workflows around many different audience activities and building trust in your leadership.
You will feel confident serving, at times, as audience lead in discussions across HuffPost, making decisions on behalf of a team handling myriad day-to-day activities.
You will be joining a growing and diverse newsroom that reaches nearly 170 million people across the globe every month, and many millions more through our social platforms and partner portals like Yahoo and AOL, which together reach over a billion users every month.
Act as audience ambassador throughout HuffPost and across Oath, working with editorial teams to continuously improve audience-first activities
Lead audience optimization efforts, managing the day-to-day schedules and activities of five to eight audience editors focused specifically on search and social distribution
Serve as the head of audience’s deputy, working with him and other audience team leaders on team strategy and workflows, and stepping into some head of audience duties when he is unavailable
Lead audience team discussions across a range of activities, in collaboration with audience programming and audience strategy team leads
Work with other editorial teams across the newsroom to execute our overall audience strategy and achieve the newsroom’s audience goals, as well as content-specific audience plans
Support efforts to cultivate diverse audiences, diverse coverage and a diverse newsroom
Participate in executing audience-focused components of HuffPost’s business strategy, working closely with business development and sales teams on projects and workflows
4-6 years of experience in audience growth and engagement activities as part of an editorial team
Strong background in social distribution, SEO and editorial analytics
Solid experience managing a team and achieving goals collaboratively
Comfortable conceiving of audiences for a wide range of content, from breaking news to lifestyle, entertainment, and beyond
Familiarity with and affinity for the HuffPost brand
Enjoys fostering a fun, creative, solutions-oriented work environment
HuffPost is a Pulitzer Prize-winning source of breaking news, video, features, and entertainment, as well as a highly engaged global community for opinion and conversation. The site launched its first international edition in May 2011.