Content Operations Lead

New York, San Francisco,or Remote within the U.S. Content
Medium enables readers to become more informed and escape the filter bubbles that are all around us. We are building a better place for reading and writing on the internet—a place where today’s smartest writers, thinkers, experts, and storytellers can share big, interesting ideas; a place where ideas are judged on the value they provide to readers, not the fleeting attention they can attract for advertisers.

We are seeking a strategic, creative, and systems-minded manager to join our growing content team to oversee all content operations, including contracts, calendars, process, payments, production, copy editing, etc. We’re looking for someone passionate about the written word, with an editorial eye, an understanding of scale, and a master at organization and improving process. And as our strategy grows and evolves this role will determine the needs of the team and resource it accordingly. Interested in joining us?

What will you do?

  • Work closely with our Writer Support Programs to help identify, onboard, manage and support Medium writers 
  • Liaise with publication editors and topic owners to determine their needs and support their projects from inception to publication and distribution
  • Manage and develop a content producer and editorial assistants to handle the day-to-day duties of publishing on Medium
  • Project manage launches of new content projects — new programs and blogs
  • Send, manage, and redline contracts and associated budgets
  • Resource and manage copy editors, fact-checkers and freelance editors as needed
  • Be an expert of the Medium product and work with product teams to meet editorial needs
  • Communicate with curation, audience development, and marketing about relevant stories for themes, special projects, and timely events
  • Refine the whole process above to make it more efficient and seamless
  • Manage content calendars for monthly, weekly, and daily publishing
  • Who are you?

  • 4-7 years in editorial/project management, administration, or production in a creative environment (media, tech, academia, etc.)
  • Real passion for interesting stories and ideas
  • Top-notch organizational skills
  • Previous experience with contract management and redlines
  • Experience in defining and refining process
  • Previous management or mentorship experience
  • Proficiency in Google applications, Asana/Trello or other editorial management tools, Airtable, Github (or can pick up new tools easily)
  • Always on the lookout for newer and better tools
  • Inside experience with an Internet publisher
  • You're able to work well with multiple functions in a tech environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with Medium and its unique opportunities for expression and interaction.

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