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Editor/Producer, Newsletters - National Geographic

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10027768 Location Washington, DC, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Oct. 13, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

Department/Group Overview:

National Geographic Media is the publisher of National Geographic's signature content, breathtaking photography, iconic magazine, and unsurpassed social media presence. This team is responsible for engaging our audience with fantastic storytelling and pulling them into a recurring revenue relationship with Nat Geo. The Nat Geo Media team covers everything on the consumer journey, from print, digital, social, and audio content creation, generating awareness through social and newsletters, acquisition, and retention marketing, print operations, international licensing, and digital platforms. Nat Geo Media aims to become the largest publisher for everyone passionate about exploring the world and learning how to care for it.

The digital newsletter team sits within the Digital Editorial team of National Geographic Media, working across editorial, marketing and other key National Geographic business units to engage our largest possible audience. The newsletter team is part of the larger multimedia publishing team, reporting to the digital managing editor, which oversees content across owned and operated and third-party platforms.

Job Summary:

The editor/producer for our daily newsletter suite will work in partnership with the Executive Editor of Newsletters to coordinate, create, and execute one of our top subscription-driving products at National Geographic Media. He/She/They will work across all editorial teams, as well as other departments at National Geographic, including National Geographic Society and National Geographic Channel, to curate, write, edit, and produce six editorial newsletters weekly. We’re looking for an organized, deadline-driven and forward-thinking team player with savvy editorial skills to be the deputy of this cornerstone product.

Responsibilities and Duties of the Role:

  • Assists newsletter executive editor in curation, writing, copy editing, and production of daily editorial newsletters. The producer will recommend news stories for inclusion in daily newsletters, write and edit parts of newsletters as needed, build newsletters for distribution via email, and partner with the newsletter marketing team to track proofs and lead quality assurance on a daily deadline. The position will serve as backup to the newsletter executive editor when needed.

  • Collaborates with National Geographic Society, National Geographic Channel, National Geographic Live, and other teams across National Geographic and Disney to elevate company priorities in our daily newsletter sends;

  • Works with marketing teams to increase engagement and retention of subscribers;

  • Tracks the success of editorial newsletters against established key performance indicators, communicating results and future editorial planning to internal teams;

  • Ensures overall quality and consistency of editorial content on our owned and operated platforms. Upholds the NG Media corporate brand identity standards and consistency across digital platforms and promotion.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of related experience writing, editing and producing digital content.

  • Candidates should have clean writing skills, be detail-oriented, flexible to last-minute changes, and have a can-do attitude that aligns with business goals set by the department head.

  • Proficiency in copy editing and knowledge of AP Style is also required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous work in a fast-moving editorial environment with a deep understanding of digital best practices, preferably for email platforms, will be favored.

  • Basic HTML, digital content management in various publishing systems, and the capability to use Adobe products is also preferred.

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or a related field.

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About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with National Geographic Partners PAY SVC, which is part of a business we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

National Geographic Partners PAY SVC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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