Editor (Content Strategy and Sites Manager)

Mobility Quotient (MQ) is seeking an Editor to manage our two digital publishing platforms: JustWine and JustBeer.

The desired candidate should have: a deep understanding and experience managing a website and content strategy for a digital publication; experience building and managing a content calendar; experience using a content management system (CMS); a clear understanding of search engine optimization (SEO) and associated strategies to ensure content format improves search rankings; and working knowledge of Google Analytics & Trends and how they can be utilized to refine a content strategy.

Our goal is to help our audience experience beer and wine outside of the realm of the “Friday night pregame”; beer and wine are as much science and art as they are a social lubricant. To help us achieve this goal, you will be writing and editing quick pieces about consumer trends and industry news; creating informative and educational (long-form and evergreen) content; crafting quirky and fun “sharable” content for our social channels; identifying and reporting on trends in the local or international beer or wine industries; and generally keeping in touch with what local businesses are doing and promoting their efforts on the site.

At MQ we are primarily a Digital Agency that provides technical experience to clients around the world. We also have a “Products” division that explores, tests, and launches ideas that we feel have merit. JustWine and JustBeer are two products which encapsulate this effort. They are resource hubs for people who love beer or wine and who are seeking to learn more about either. Each site is loaded with information applicable to each topic; from brands and their products, to press releases and educational content, JustBeer and JustWine are the fastest-growing digital resources for their associated audiences in Canada. We are seeking an individual who has vision and proficiency to help us elevate the product and refine the value we offer our users.

**Note: As this position is largely a technical role, deep understanding of wine and beer are not a requirement and preference will be given to those with the most applicable experience.

About You

Do you have experience working for a digital or print publisher? Do you thrive in a fast-pace environment? Do you have experience building and managing a content calendar and overseeing a content strategy? Do you get excited about traffic trends, and predictive analytics? Then you may be the the perfect fit for this position.

Roles + Responsibilities

Job Requirements

  • Work collaboratively with our CEO, Creative Director and team of content creators to plan, communicate, and create great content and stories about beer and wine.
  • The ideal candidate will be an extremely strong writer, highly creative, and passionate about growing audiences and value through well-written and informative content.
  • Ability to self-manage projects with attention to detail, deadlines, and shifting priorities.
  • Incredible attention to detail and intolerance for errors.

 

What you’ll do

  • Assign and edit multiple posts per day.
  • Oversee the reporting, writing, and pitching of new stories, social content, and evergreen reference material for the beer and wine industries.
  • Manage, edit, and provide feedback to writers regarding their content and improve the collective understanding of how to craft smart content.
  • Plan, create, and manage the content calendar for JustBeer and JustWine.
  • Set target traffic goals, explore strategies to grow monthly traffic, and report monthly achievements.
  • Use strong creative writing skills to break down, organize, and position complex topics into concise conversational copy.
  • Be an ambassador for our audience and create relevant content, by monitoring trends and themes online, in Google, and on social media.
  • Create content that elevates the product and works as a prototype for future publishing and content options.
  • Oversee social media presence across channels, including scheduling post for nights and weekends
  • Establish and adhere to brand best practices for creating and publishing content.

Qualifications

Education & Experience

  • 5+ years experience in journalism, particularly experience with a digital publisher covering up-beat, developing sources, and breaking news.
  • Comfortable with cold calling and fast pace of digital publishing.
  • A drive to beat the competition.
  • Experience with photography is a plus.
  • A love of wine, beer, or food would be an asset.

 

Applicant Requirements

To apply, please submit a résumé, cover letter, and 3-5 work samples (articles can either be linked in your cover letter or included as additional pages to your resume).

In your cover letter, please be sure to address the following questions: What appeals to you about working with the JustBeer and JustWine teams? What areas of content do JustBeer and JustWine excel at? What’s your approach to editing? Feel free to go longer than you usually do on the cover letter — we’d love to get a sense of how you think, write, and edit.

Show Us Your Work

Applicants will be asked to showcase their portfolio or samples of work.

About Mobility Quotient

A full-service Digital Agency, MQ is your one-stop shop for everything from web and app development to marketing and branding. We have provided an array of technical services to many high-profile brands including: AOL, Alberta Beer Festivals, Sony Pictures, Focus Features, Patch, Winsight Media and many others. Key projects include, "JustBeer" (http://justbeerapp.com) and "JustWine" (http://justwineapp.com), online communities that promote, educate, and develop all-levels of the liquor industry, from producers to consumers. Our employees have passion, initiative and a desire to learn and improve at every level. Dedication and commitment are essential to be successful at MQ and are rewarded accordingly.

Apply Today

Applications for this position must be submitted to careers@mobilityquotient.com with the subject line 'Job Application for Editor (Content Strategy and Sites Manager) - Your Full Name'.