The Hired Guns are seeking a Deputy Editor, Digital who not only knows the people and places of San Antonio inside and out, but also treasures the city like a gem and champions it like it’s their favorite child. You’ll be revamping a successful local site, working with writers and editors to create addictively readable, quality content that will tell the world what makes San Antonio tick. We’re looking for a talented digital editor with a distinctive voice, outstanding audience development chops, and strong leadership skills who’s ready to ladder up their career trajectory.
The Nitty Gritty
The backstory on the organization and why they need to hire you!
This publishing powerhouse needs a Deputy Editor, Digital who can drive editorial strategy and serve as the day-to-day managing editor of an established site undergoing an overhaul. Combining news, lifestyle, service, and even sports, your mission will be to grow the existing product into a must-read destination for both locals and travelers to the City.
How you’ll know if you’re a fit…
Austin may have the “cool,” but you believe San Antonio is the true heart of Texas, and you’re an evangelist hellbent on sharing your obsession. You have an impressive track record as a Texas-based writer and editor, with a stable of freelancers teeming with talent. You love nurturing new writers and inspiring the experienced to turn in their best work.
You must possess an innate story sense—an ability to identify and position local stories of national importance, deep dive into data, and figure out the hows and whys of hits and misses. The ideal candidate needs to be an editorial strategist with a deep understanding of digital operations and audience growth, but also the alchemy of combining service journalism, culture, commentary, and news into a single property with a well-articulated voice, tone, and POV.
While the big picture excites you, you’re also willing to roll up the shirtsleeves and delve into project management, SEO, analytics, social, team cadence, training and development—all while ensuring your writers are turning out quality work. And while the site may be local, its backing is national, and unlike many jobs in journalism, you won’t be under-resourced.
The Inside Skinny
Why you should quit your job right now and join this organization!
Because doesn’t every editor/writer want their own baby? Because this is an incredible opportunity for the right person to make their mark. Because you welcome a challenge and are ready to share your vision with an audience hungry for content that respects them and makes them think at the same time.
The Hired Guns does not and will not discriminate in considering and referring candidates for employment, or in its treatment or advancement of its employees, and will not tolerate harassment, on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.