Programming Director, The Huffington Post

  • New York, NY
  • Full-time

Company Description

The Huffington Post is a Pulitzer Prize-winning source of breaking news, video, features, and entertainment, as well as a highly engaged global community for opinion and conversation. The platform has 100,000 bloggers -- from politicians, students and celebrities to academics, parents and policy experts -- who contribute in real-time on the subjects about which they are most passionate. The Huffington Post is committed to covering our core editorial pillars -- news and politics, wellness, and solutions to the world's biggest problems -- and using every available tool and platform, including virtual reality and immersive storytelling, to inform, inspire, entertain and empower. With a global multi platform audience, The Huffington Post has editions in the UK, Canada, France, Spain, Italy, Japan, Maghreb, Germany, Brazil, South Korea, Greece, India, Australia and the Arab world. The Huffington Post is part of AOL.

Job Description

The Huffington Post seeks a passionate editor to oversee its front page and distributed strategy and amplify the site’s voice. Candidates will have excellent news judgment and demonstrated talent with headline writing and story packaging in a fast-paced environment. They will be excellent communicators and have experience working with news, features, and video departments on story angles and distribution strategies. Experience in digital journalism, working across all platforms, is a must, as is a fluency with data, analytics and audience development tools. A passion for management, and a talent for organization are both essential. This position is based in New York City and reports to the Editor in Chief.

Qualifications

•7+ years of newsroom experience, at least 2 of those focused on packaging and promoting content for both destination homepage and distributed platforms

•Ability to interpret data and analytics to inform coverage decisions and meet goals

•Newsroom leader with experience managing a team of 10+ people

•Passion for breaking news and generally excellent news judgment

•Innate understanding of and talent for tabloid-style headline/package writing

•Facility with digital newsroom analytics and tools and skill with incorporating audience information into programming decisions

•Excellent communication skills and history of working with editors to help stories find their best and largest audiences

Additional Information

EEO/AA Women, Minorities, Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities Employer: AOL offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including 401(k) match and performance bonus. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or other protected category.