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Our team is looking for a dedicated Lead Resources Editor to oversee our Resources operation and continue to build it into a self-sustaining initiative.

Candidates should be experts in the TV/Movie industry, with up-to-the-minute knowledge of breaking news and an in-depth understanding of the latest industry trends. We want researchers whose fingers are on the pulse of the entertainment world, and who know exactly where to look for its most exciting developments.

As a Lead Resource Editor, your team will be focused on writing in-depth, extended lists, explainers, and guides with a heavy focus on SEO-driven keywords and evergreen content. Those articles will cover a wide range of topics, from classic films to the newest streaming movies, TV, hidden gems in entertainment, fandoms, and others.

Here are some examples of our most common resource articles:

Responsibilities: 

  • Be responsible for the Resources Operation publishing 7-10 articles per day
  • Participate in both team and site leadership
    • Liaise with Managing Editor regarding team progress, challenges, and needs
    • Attend weekly Lead Editor meetings
    • Lead weekly Resources team meetings
  • Create and implement coverage plans and processes
    • Ideate new formats, topics, and areas of coverage that will drive traffic using analytics tools; find ways to greatly expand our current coverage
    • Source stories and angles for the writers/editors
    • Propose and implement effective solutions for achieving our output/sessions targets
    • Audit the section to determine what we’re doing well, and identify areas that need change or improvement
  • Team management, development, and personnel growth support
    • Liaise with HR and participate in talent acquisition efforts (When needed)
  • Oversee and manage all writers and editors on the Resource team (3-4 editors with potential to grow)
    • Ensure team is maintaining output targets and quality expectations; hold team accountable for missed opportunities
    • Guide new editor development and create development tracks for all team members
    • Provide feedback and ensure editors and adhering to Collider’s publication standards, and are contributing/editing the necessary amounts
  • Craft headlines, blurbs, and peripheral text to capture new and existing traffic optimize SEO traffic for various avenues of dissemination
  • Track and analyze traffic trends to identify best practices and areas for future growth, especially on weekends
  • Responsible for quickly mastering the editorial and formatting guidelines of Collider to help manage the Resource team
  • Conduct any and all other tasks as dedicated by the Managing Editor or Senior Staff

Requirements

  • Relevant, experience in senior editing roles (managing editor, deputy editor, editor-in-chief, lead editor) of a digital publication
  • Strong SEO knowledge
  • Analytics (GA, Ahrefs/SEMrush) knowledge
  • Freelance writer management experience
  • Quick learner with strong sense of urgency
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • A demonstrable understanding of Movie/TV content
  • Proven track record of growing a team, expanding coverage, and driving traffic

The hiring team at Collider will be back to you as soon as possible if we think you’d make a solid addition to the team. Only applications containing relevant writing samples will be considered.

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