Director of Operations

Courier Newsroom – New York, New York
Department Courier Newsroom
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Executive

 

The Director of Operations is expected to develop a revenue plan and two-year budget for growing 7 to 12 local news websites and a national news site. They will oversee development of launch plans, reporting milestones and KPIs for each site. They will work closely with the CEO to manage the Steering Committee and local Steering Committees. They are also responsible for recruiting, hiring and managing Senior Partnerships Director to develop and manage growing external content partnerships pipeline, scoping, program implementation and reporting. They will develop and oversee implementation of a quarterly and annual learning agenda across media properties. They will work closely with Editor in Chief and CEO to ensure balance between mission of company and development and delivery of high quality, audience-facing editorial products. They liaise with the Political Director to review partner content strategies and work with the EIC to implement. 

 

In concert with the EIC and product manager, they are also expected to contribute to the creation of novel editorial products that leverage off-site platforms. They will create pathways for content syndications and key partners to bring audiences to scale. They will conduct regular, proactive outreach to progressive media outlets to make them aware about our content and identify opportunities for content sharing, licensing, syndication or other partnership models to achieve our reach, engagement and impact objectives. 



This position will report to the CEO. 

 

  •  Develop revenue plan and two-year budget for growing 7 to 12 local news websites.

  • Oversee development of launch plans, reporting milestones and KPIs for each site.

  • In consultation with the Editor-in-Chief, aid in recruitment of editorial teams.

  • Work closely with the CEO to manage the Steering Committee. 

  • Recruit, hire and manage Senior Partnerships (or Political) Director to develop and manage growing external content partnerships pipeline, scoping, program implementation and reporting 

  • Recruit, hire and manage newsroom Product Manager

  • Develop and oversee implementation of a quarterly and annual learning agenda across media properties 

  • Work closely with Editor in Chief and CEO to ensure balance between mission of company and development and delivery of high quality, audience-facing editorial products. 

  • Liaise between Sales and Editorial to help prof

  • Manage product manager and collaborate with IT/Engineering teams to ensure site development and smooth delivery of content, emails, data, other products internally and externally

  • Ideate, assign, and lead collection and roundup initiatives with key stakeholders, including board chair.

  • Provide timely reports and collaborative feedback to board chair and other stakeholders.

 

Requirements:

 

  • 8+ years of experience in digital publishing, or in digital political marketing or communications, including defining and growing a brand through content.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

  • Experience with building an engaged cross-platform audience through content (organic and/or paid).

  • Experience with hiring, building, and managing a distributed team.

  • Familiarity with performance analytics tools such as Omniture or Google Analytics, and with the process of deriving insights therefrom.

  • A passion for publishing high quality news and content in an authentic voice across online and mobile channels.

  • Strong management, interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with multidisciplinary stakeholders across the company.

  • Ability to manage time and multi-task under tight deadlines.



We offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits

  • Medical, Dental and Vision

  • Entrepreneurial culture with career development opportunities

Courier Newsroom offers a competitive benefits package including a full suite of health benefits, paid time off, and flexible working arrangements.

Courier Newsroom is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, those with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly urged to apply. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical conditions.

 

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  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Department
    Courier Newsroom
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Executive
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