Senior content editors assign, edit and enhance audience-focused content for multimedia presentation (internet, print, mobile). This includes working directly with journalists, free-lancers, visual journalists and database journalists on content development and execution; editing text and writing compelling headlines, teasers and story summaries; tagging content with appropriate keywords; editing photos and videos, and helping to keep the digital channels updated timely. Maintain a real-time mindset, attacking the news throughout the day, developing a continuous stream of fresh angles and new ideas.
The senior content editor utilizes metrics/analytics to showcase the best-performing content and to inform staff and audience of future coverage. Senior content editors work on varied subjects from breaking news to local entertainment to enterprise projects. They program web pages based on audience data and the mission; manage content from outside sources such as wire services; aggregate content or write quick briefs, when necessary; and publish on other digital platforms. Senior content editors possess initiative, creativity, excellent news judgment, attention to detail, and maintain a commitment to accuracy. Ability to multitask and perform well under constant deadlines with limited supervision. Assist with the development of journalists and less experienced editors, including those outside their topic area. A combination of advanced skills that include a strong command of the English language, solid understanding of digital trends in SEO, social media and audience metrics, and editing skills that conform to accepted journalistic techniques; maintains the ethical and style standards of tronc and The Hartford Courant.