Sun Media Corporate Editorial is looking for a digital editor to assist in the day-to-day online operations of its English publications. Reporting to the Digital Content Director, the Content Optimization Editor will be part of a national online team that provides content, support and strategic direction for more than 120 local newsrooms.

Sun Media Corporate Editorial is looking for a digital editor to assist in the day-to-day online operations of its English publications. Reporting to the Digital Content Director, the Content Optimization Editor will be part of a national online team that provides content, support and strategic direction for more than 120 local newsrooms.

The Content Optimization Editor’s primary responsibility will be managing the Canoe.ca homepage. The person who fills this role will also assist in the co-ordination and execution of content for all of Sun Media’s platforms. The successful candidate will have exceptional news judgment and in-depth knowledge of everything from politics to pop culture, as well as some familiarity with Canada’s professional sports teams.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage the homepage for Canoe.ca, English

  • Work with the Digital Content Director and product teams to develop mobile and tablet friendly content

  • Edit copy

  • Create content packages and implement third-party web tools as required

  • Social Media strategy. Optimize content for social media

  • Manage UGC

  • Act as first line of support for the local markets

  • Weekend work to be expected

Qualifications:

  • Great editorial sense. You know how to search the corners of the web to curate content that captures readers

  • Expert at writing engaging headlines that demand attention and scream ‘share me’ on social media
  • Social media whiz. Background in Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Tumblr, Instagram
  • Minimum of two years of editorial experience. Previous homepage management experience preferred.

  • You think mobile first and have your eye on emerging platforms.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Familiar with the digital publishing environment

  • Impeccable organizational skills

 

Interested applicants should send their resumes no later than February 28, 2014 to:

Monique Beech

Digital Content Director,

Online Editorial

Sun Media

email: monique.beech@sunmedia.ca

Please reference COR-14-5 in the subject line.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest. Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls or agencies please.

Sun Media Corporation is committed to employment equity and an inclusive, barrier-free selection process and work environment. Sun Media encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. 

Sun Media Corporation, a subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is Canada’s largest newspaper publisher, based on paid and free circulation, publishing over 15.1 million copies each week. With 36 paid-circulation daily newspapers and 3 free dailies in 9 of the 10 largest urban markets in Canada, each with its own dedicated website, and almost 200 community newspapers, shopping guides and other specialty publications, Sun Media Corporation’s English and French language newspapers and websites make it a leading provider of local news and information. Sun Media Corporation includes the activities of Osprey Media and Canoe.ca, an integrated enterprise offering e-commerce, information and communication services that operates a network of Internet portals that attracts over 10.5 million unique visitors per month in Canada, including 5.7 million in Québec. Sun Media Corporation also provides a range of commercial printing and related services as well as distribution services for newspapers, flyers and magazines.

Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.