Senior Editor, Integrated Storytelling - National GeographicApply NowApply Later Job ID 10050055 Location Washington, DC, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted May 15, 2023
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.
Integrated Storytelling sits within Nat Geo Media’s Editorial team and imagines and produces National Geographic’s most ambitious storytelling across its digital, mobile, and audio platforms, as well as five print products: National Geographic magazine, National Geographic History, National Geographic Kids, National Geographic Little Kids, and Special Interest Publications. These stories not only support Nat Geo’s goals and mission but also live beyond our platforms via strategic and creative collaborations with our partners at other divisions of the National Geographic brand, including the National Geographic Channel, The Walt Disney Company, and at our non-profit partner, the National Geographic Society.
The Senior Editor, Integrated Storytelling, is responsible for delivering world-class editorial projects and manages relationships with National Geographic Media's primary partners—including but not limited to Disney+ and National Geographic Channel, ABC, and the National Geographic Society. The Senior Editor is passionate about cultivating extraordinary stories and will concept editorial features and content packages, and commission and edit work from contributors. As part of a group of editors, they will deliver stories on deadline to fulfill an extensive editorial calendar while bringing a forward-thinking editorial sensibility to our team.
Responsibilities and Duties of the Role:
Lead story teams that consistently deliver a calendar of high-investment, high-quality content consistent with the values and mission of National Geographic
Develop and shape compelling pitches for content packages, including long-form feature articles, special projects, and digital pieces
Edit and provide direction to internal editors, plus an external team of contributors to ensure the delivery of high-quality content on deadline
Day-to-day management of long-range editorial including special projects
Minimum of 6 years of professional editorial experience, preferably in progressively senior roles with a large media organization, managing content creation at various levels
Outstanding editorial judgment and creative thinking
Superior editing and writing skills for narrative-driven feature content
Excellent organizational, project planning, presentation, and time management skills with meticulous attention to detail
Good interpersonal and technical communication skills
Ability to work collaboratively with a wide variety of people in highly matrixed conditions across numerous companies and with colleagues outside editorial, including communications and marketing, business support including sales, promotion, and development
Proven track record in growing digital audiences and expanding audience demographics
Familiarity with digital business models and media products preferred
Solid knowledge of digital media platforms
College undergraduate degree
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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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.