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Washington, DC | Job #323383
Job Title: Editor-in-Chief
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Type: Full-Time

This role is an excellent opportunity for an Editor-in-Chief (Corporate Newsroom)! The Editor in Chief (EIC) is our oil and energy client's lead storyteller. The EIC defines a global editorial plan that comes to life throughout our digital ecosystem: .com, newsletters, and the internal news site. They will work across divisions to build thought leadership and position our client as a leader in the future of energy. This highly visible role requires vision, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a proven track record of stellar performance within a competitive media organization or global, blue-chip brand. 


The EIC sits within the in-house agency. They will direct a talented internal Newsroom team that includes content strategists, editors, writers, and digital producers. They must also be comfortable working with external creative and digital agencies to create content and evolve our platforms. Candidates must live and be commutable to downtown Washington, DC, to be considered.

Editor-in-Chief (Corporate Newsroom) Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for overall management of the Content Newsroom
  • Sets the global content plan and gains alignment across leadership, and key stakeholders from Corporate Affairs:
    • Leads the Content Newsroom team (content strategists, content creators, video producers, etc.) in the development of the plan
    • Partners with internal teams to ensure major moments, events and announcements are properly supported
    • Works across disciplines (corporate channels, paid, social, external affairs, partnership & events, internal comms, employee experience, etc.) and aligns content calendars
    • Partners with the Analytics & Insights to leverage trendspotting, content insights, key learnings from previous quarters and analytics to inform the overall content strategy
  • Works across an integrated internal team and agency partners, who support content strategy, planning, creative, production and global owned channels:
    • Has ultimate authority over what publishes on team's owned channels
    • Helps lead and inspire a team of creatives and producers to produce top quality creative assets– reviews creative briefs for marquee content
    • Works with the digital platform teams to ensure platforms support storytelling today and for the future
  • Uses and models an agile approach to content development
  • Occasionally creates their own content for publication
Editor-in-Chief (Corporate Newsroom) Requirements:
  • Minimum of 10+ years of experience in media, content, advertising or communications
  • Management experience leading a newsroom at a major publisher or news organization, preferred additional experience leading a matrixed content team at a major brand
  • Deep expertise and understanding of traditional and new energy sectors
  • Experience with content distribution, optimization, and measurement
  • Proven experience guiding teams in campaigns across many platforms and ability to inspire and lead through influence, with or without direct reporting lines
  • Ability to take an idea and build it into a cohesive and clear content plan that internal teams and agency partners can execute against
  • Ability to achieve results in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, often on short deadlines
  • Superb communication skills, including writing, verbal and editing
  • Large Corporation experience preferred
  • Previous Media, Television experience highly preferred
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Cella is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
We are passionate about connecting you with the right role at the right organization—and providing you great benefits for the great work you do. With an attractive compensation package including competitive salary, 401(k) plan, weekly paychecks, holiday pay and a health benefits program, we have you covered.

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