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Digital Manager – Digital Media & Editorial

Location: Weber Shandwick - New York
Job Code: 896
# of Openings: 1


Weber Shandwick leads the digital change for organizations around the world. We operate one of the largest digital and social media agency networks globally and work with some of the most iconic brands in the business. The Digital practice helps clients understand, apply and benefit from digital, social and emerging media in measurable ways. This includes successfully creating transformational, digital and social media campaigns across major global brands for much of the past decade. The group consists of more than 400 digital and social media specialists embedded in 34 offices around the world. 

Our pioneering digital work for clients has received the highest industry honors, and the firm was named a Top 4 Employer for Social Media Professionals by Mashable and a leading Digital Firm of the Year by PR News.


Role Overview:

We are seeking a dynamic and motivated Content Strategist to work with a team of content publishing experts on behalf of major clients and consumer brand efforts. The person will work with internal team members producing editorial content from strategy through flawless execution. 

As a global communications firm, Weber Shandwick works with clients to address a broad range of challenges across diverse geographies, product categories, and audiences. An ideal candidate will have not only a passion of producing quality smart, funny and engaging stories on tight deadlines, but also have deep understanding of the tools, platforms, and technologies to get it done. We’re looking for someone in tune with emerging trends within digital and social media, as well as understand the broader cultural shift in publishing and content marketing.


You Must:

  • Have up to 4-5 years’ editorial experience at an online publishing company or traditional publisher with an extensive online presence
  • Proven history of working under strict deadlines on a daily, weekly and monthly basis
  • Recruitment, development and editorial management of multiple talented writers and/or other editors
  • Possess superb execution and management skills, can allocate resources effectively, structure teams and deliver excellent, complex programs in a timely manner
  • Show a clear ability to work autonomously, with solid decision-making skills and ability to drive an agenda that merges client priorities with target audience interests and passion points
  • Be active and passionate about digital culture and the evolving digital content space
  • Be a strong hands-on, rubber-meets-road type that can organize and operate multi-faceted programs 
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with clients and internal team members across multiple levels
  • Have excellent organization and time management skills 
  • Demonstrate expertise in web publishing: from structuring a website for organization of content to overseeing an editorial staff; from editing copy to training junior team members on content management and content publishing platforms (WordPress, Expression Engine, etc.)


What you’ll do:

  • Editorial control and direction of daily publishes – and larger campaigns - across multiple clients within the editorial calendar
  • Approve all stories prior to publication
  • Train the rest of the team on CMS procedures
  • Prepare style guides for tone and voice on a story-by-story basis
  • Lead client communications for approvals of story packages
  • Provide content syndication strategy and direction for all syndication priorities
  • Oversee a team of junior editors and staff writers, ensuring quality of work 


We are a global agency that offers a fun, dynamic and creative place to work, competitive salary, health care (medical, dental and vision insurance), 401k and the opportunity to learn and grow every day. If you’re passionate about helping shape the future of content marketing, driving new ways to help brands and companies intersect with target audiences at shared passion points, then we want to meet you.


Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability,  sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.


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