LinkedIn News Editor, Frontline Workers in New York, New York

This role will be based in either New York or San Francisco,depending on which city the applicant chosen for the role is currently residing

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LinkedIn is looking for a journalist or blogger with a passion for what s happening in retail and food services to oversee content for that field. Retail and food service workers are a growing part of LinkedIn s member base. We re looking for an entrepreneurial editor who can create a news-and-views strategy from scratch to engage this audience effectively on the platform.

The candidate will be joining a global team of editors who help curate, create and cultivate the content that flows through LinkedIn. You ll concentrate on explaining the changes happening in retail, food service and beyond. And you ll have amazing tools to do this: Your articles will reach the largest collection of professionals ever assembled — on and off LinkedIn; your curated headlines from trade and national press will reach the right targeted audience; and the professionals you cultivate in the industry — from CEOs to those just getting started — will develop their voices and reach an audience hungry for their insights.

The editor should have experience editing and/or reporting on issues that are relevant to retail and/or food service workers; a strong news sense; excellent (and fast) writing skills; a great ear for stories that others should write; and, most importantly, an entrepreneurial spirit. The ideal candidate is as interested in shaping a product as shaping a story.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Write 2+ articles/week offering insight into retail and food service happenings while constantly sharing updates with this audience as well;

  • Engage your source base of retail and food service experts daily to generate quality conversations on industry trends and items in the news on the platform

  • Forge relationships with top leaders, analysts, entrepreneurs and publishers to make sure their content is feeding into LinkedIn;

  • Help oversee part of the daily news experience for LinkedIn;

  • Generate analysis on what s working and what s not, and come up with ways to increase engagement through content;

  • Speak at industry events/panels/TV etc.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of experience writing and editing business news in a traditional newsroom setting.

  • Bachelor s degree.

Preferred Qualification:

  • Experience writing business content for the services industry,.

  • Experience with original and curated news.

  • Degree in Journalism.

  • Large social media presence; LinkedIn and Twitter preferred.

  • Deep knowledge of retail and food service news and content.

  • Experience producing multimedia content.

  • Possess deep relationships within the retail and/or food service industries.

  • Ability to shape products and stories.

  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills.

  • Advanced public speaking skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.

  • Possess growing and strategic mindset.