News Desk Manager

  • Tokenist Media LLC
  • Remote
  • Jul 19, 2021
Full time Management Other

Job Description

Full Job Description

The Tokenist

Role: News Desk Manager

Location: Remote

Our Company: The Tokenist is a leading source of world-class financial media. We deliver content ranging from educational personal finance guides to breaking news stories that cover the emerging decentralized finance industry, FinTech, and the world’s traditional financial and banking system. With a 100/100 Newsguard rating, we pride ourselves on delivering trustworthy, timely, and informative news articles.

Our Team: Our team includes managers and reporters who reside across the globe. This allows us to cover breaking events at any given time and also brings a diverse perspective to our news desk. As the manager of our global news desk, you will collaborate with other members who reside in various time zones. These members are committed to accuracy, punctuality, and relevancy, as you will be as well.

The Impact: This role will require shaping our editorial strategy by researching and assigning unique story ideas and ensuring the delivery of insightful, informative, and well-researched news articles. We have developed a number of processes to help aid in delivering such results.

You will create short briefs and assign them to reporters. The briefs should generally include an original source of the news (if applicable), and will ultimately aim to create compelling content which will drive engagement with our platform. You will also track the performance of these stories, measure their engagement, and incorporate this information into future editing and reporting decisions.

Our news articles largely cover the integration of the world’s traditional financial system with that of emerging technology. In effect, this means the topic of news articles are largely case-by-case, but can include digital assets, FinTech, and even the movement led by retail traders in the GME / AMC scene. Familiarity with these different environments, along with a constant awareness of new developments within them, is required.

What’s in it for you:

  • Competitive salary
  • Ability to work from anywhere in the world
  • Be on the frontline of a global shift in finance, effectively serving as the voice of the largest paradigm shift that our traditional financial system has ever witnessed
  • Work with colleagues who are deeply passionate about the topics covered
  • Learn state-of-the-art SEO techniques

Responsibilities:

  • Help develop and ultimately execute an editorial strategy which serves as the voice of a significant shift in our world’s traditional financial system.
  • Lead all planning of the news desk by proactively curating news stories / ideas.
  • Assign topics to writers based on the writer’s capability, time zone and expected turnaround time, and the degree to which the topic will already be covered by other media outlets at our press time.
  • Edit writers’ submissions for grammatical consistency, engagement, and general accuracy.
  • Coach and mentor a team of writers, which will require direct management responsibilities.
  • Collaborate with our design team to help craft creative infographics and visuals to aid in the engagement of articles.
  • Develop and implement strategies for sharing news stories on numerous social media channels - the most important of which is twitter.
  • Measure the engagement of published news stories using metrics from Google Analytics and others. Incorporate such results to continually refine the existing editorial strategy.

Requirements:

  • Experience operating and/or building a news desk that covers breaking stories in finance and FinTech, along with their larger macro-economic implications
  • Native English proficiency
  • Understanding of blockchain technologies to include, at the most basic level, the benefits / differences found within assets such as Bitcoin and Ethereum
  • Ability to mentor writers through positive, constructive feedback
  • Ability to identify pitches / stories that will lead to high levels of engagement among our target audience
  • Positive attitude
  • Strong work ethic
  • Proactive, self-starter mentality