[ASC-list] Job: Online Editor | Australian Geographic

Wilson da Silva wfdasilva at gmail.com
Mon Mar 22 05:12:05 UTC 2010

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

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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