Summary:Houston First Corporation is seeking a full-time Senior Digital Editor. This role will report to the Director of Web Development. The Senior Digital Editor will lead the digital editorial team and will assist with day-to-day content creation and drive the longer-term content strategy throughout the web network. They will engage with other team members and other departments, membership department and the community at large to develop editorial.
The ideal candidate is a talented writer/editor who possesses strong editing, writing, analytical, and communication skills, with a minimum of 5+ years of professional experience in journalism or a related field. The Senior Digital Editor will ideate, write, and edit content for a variety of daily and monthly initiatives, with an emphasis on supporting our digital SEM, retail, and destination marketing efforts. The ideal candidate has experience using web-based data tools, or has used data in the past to help inform content creation. The candidate should be skilled at crafting headlines, generating unique ideas, working collaboratively, and finding creative new ways to reach new audiences.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:(individual duties, assignments and responsibilities required of the position)
Pitch and write episodic and evergreen content daily
Have a solid understanding of optimizing content for SEO best practices
Assign and edit content to freelance writing team for news, seasonal, and evergreen
Ability to successfully navigate relationships across departments
Ensure seamless and timely copy submissions
Use analytics tools to identify trends and opportunities for refreshed and new content pitches
Ensure content reflects voice and editorial standards of the various Houston First Brands
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:(special training, certifications, college degree, etc.)
College education—bachelor’s degree or equivalent
5+ years digital editorial experience
Professional, enthusiastic, and driven candidate with 5+ years of experience working in journalism, digital publications, or related field
Digital Content Development, Analytics tools such as Google Analytics, proficient in using a CMS
Analytical and editorial sensibilities with the ability to proactively prioritize, manage and complete multiple projects simultaneously within time constraints and with strong attention to detail
Comfort collaborating with stakeholders from different departments
Relevant education in Marketing, Journalism, or a related field
About Houston First
Houston First Corporation is leading the effort to promote Houston as one of the great cities of the world. Our employees operate the city's finest convention, arts and entertainment venues.
A local government corporation formed in 2011, Houston First manages more than 10 city-owned buildings and properties and underground and surface parking for nearly 10,000 vehicles.
Houston First owns the Hilton Americas-Houston hotel. It operates: George R. Brown Convention Center, Avenida Houston, Jones Hall for the Performing Arts (home to the Houston Symphony and Society for the Performing Arts), Wortham Theater Center (home to the Houston Ballet and Houston Grand Opera), Talento Bilingue de Houston, Miller Outdoor Theatre, Houston First Outdoors (which includes Jones Plaza and other smaller venues), Theater District Parking and Toyota Tundra Garage.
Houston First is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance, licensing and operation of these properties as the sites of conventions, trade shows and theatrical performances that enrich the lives of Houstonians.
Outdoor facilities managed by Houston First include: Jones Plaza, Ray C. Fish Plaza, the Bush Monument, and Sesquicentennial Park ...properties next to Wortham Center, as well as Root Square next to Toyota Center.
In 2014 Houston First and the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau aligned operations to create a unified voice for the city under the brand Visit Houston.
Houston First interacts with several partners that benefit from our passion and resources such as Discovery Green, Bayou Place, Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Downtown Aquarium, and Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.