Online Editor | Australian Geographic

Online Editor | Australian Geographic

Australian Geographic is seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated and hardworking web editor and content manager to join our team.

Reporting to the Online Producer and Online Editorial Director, and based in Sydney’s CBD, the successful applicant will be responsible for running and maintaining AG’s daily news web site as well as the parts of the site devoted to the AG Shop and AG Society. A love of all things relating to the natural history, environment and heritage of Australia is a pre-requisite as are several years experience of journalism, news editing and new media.

You will be tasked with seeking and presenting interesting and engaging online content and achieving a fast turnaround of it at high volume. You will have the ability to manage relationships with a range of stakeholders to ensure the constant, timely and accurate supply of this content. You will need to demonstrate skills at subbing and fact checking and have a great eye for detail as well as a keen news sense.

A degree in geography, history, journalism or any science or technical subject would be an advantage. You should be comfortable using basic html, Microsoft Office programs, content management systems and Adobe Photoshop. You will have a knowledge of social media and an interest in the latest online trends and be able to tailor content for search engine optimisation.

This extremely busy role requires strong organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure. You’ll need to be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, be able to balance multiple priorities, and to meet daily deadlines. You’ll be a self-starter but able to work well as part of a team, and have strong interpersonal skills.

Please send a cover letter, CV and example clips of articles.

Applications close 30 March 2010.

Australian Geographic is published by ACP Magazines, Australia’s leading magazine publisher. The company is the magazine arm of leading Australian media and entertainment company, PBL Media. ACP Magazines publishes over 85 titles in Australia which sell nearly 114 million individual copies each year. They include some of the longest-running and most successful mastheads such as The Australian Women’s Weekly, Woman’s Day, Dolly, NW, TV Week, Cleo, Cosmopolitan, Madison, Australian House & Garden, Zoo Weekly, Wheels and Ralph.

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