Position Available: Managing Editor, BlackAmericaWeb & Reach Digital Properties

Department: Digital 


Reports to: Director of Content, R1 Digital 

Status: Exempt  


Manage the overall editorial focus of BlackAmericaWeb.com including developing, producing and maintaining content for website and as well as all digital properties of Reach Media. 

 Job Responsibilities/Daily Tasks: Specific duties include but are not limited to such activities as: 

  • Oversee the management of all editorial initiatives and the posting of content to the official web portal, Black America Web and direction of Reach Media websites. 
  • Directly Manage Content Producers and Independent Contractors if applicable including performance as well as schedules 
  • Generate original ideas as well as work to enhance existing ideas to reflect and extend the programming of all REACH shows on BlackAmericaWeb.com and all syndicated radio show websites, as well as microsites/initiatives.
  • Cross post content from Interactive One and local radio sites
  • Manage content provided by Interactive One
  • Troubleshoot back-end issues
  • Facilitate interdepartmental communication, idea generation and coordination through regularly scheduled Programming, BAW, Syndicated Radio shows and initiative meetings
  • Work directly with Programming and department staff to develop and post content that supports on air and online projects on an ongoing basis
  • Provide proofing, editing and copy writing support for editorial content 
  • Partner with Marketing department to develop social strategy and oversee targeted social initiatives through Facebook and Twitter and Text Messaging
  • Work on various projects as assigned by Executive Management 
  • Partner with various companies/organizations to develop brand selling ideas and generate revenue through Reach Media’s interactive properties
  • Work in concert with ad operations team to oversee ad operations and workflow is complimented by content 
  • Implement and manage content budget
  • Manage online editors/writers and content development.
  • Interact with platform management and design.
  • Check with legal counsel on any question or issues related to content ownership, libel and plagiarism. Manages understanding with all digital staff.
  • Work in concert with the Exec Vice President of Sales on strategic interactive monetizing of content
  • Attend executive meeting and sales meeting 
  • Gather analytical data to compile and calculate BAW weekly reports 
  • Gather data to compile reports for Interactive One
  • Work with senior management, Interactive One and BAW staff 
  • Ensure current ad campaigns can be fulfilled in new CMS environment 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Note: Some duties performed are of a confidential nature and maintaining confidence is essential when required.

Skills, Knowledge and Educational Requirements: Qualifications include:

  • Strong communication & interpersonal skills to work with diversified group of individuals. 
  • Solid experience proofing, editing and writing creative copy.
  • Detail oriented with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a high pressured environment. 
  • Solid familiarity with HTML, Photoshop, digital video, digital audio.
  • Experience and skilled in Microsoft software applications.
  • B.A./B.S. in Journalism, Communications or other relevant field or quantifiable job experience. 
  • Knowledge of and/or experience working in Interactive Media.
  • Experience resizing and cropping images for online distribution. 
  • Knowledge and/or experience posting online content. 
  • Understands and abides by all content rights of others and liabilities related to libel, plagiarism, and content ownership.  

Relation Of The Position To Others In The Company:  

Reports directly to the Director of Content, R1 Digital.  Interacts with all levels of employees within company and with clients and vendors.

Needed Attributes: Aptitude requirements include exceptional verbal and written communication, proofing, editing and creative writing skills. Ability to supervise a department effectively. Temperament requirements include the ability to perform a variety of tasks (multi-tasking) while adhering to deadlines, often changing assignments on short notice, attention to details, work with a diverse group of individuals and ability to make sound judgments and decisions.

Working Conditions: Work performed under normal office conditions. Occasional late night, early mornings & weekends likely.

Candidates possessing the required professional experience, who display high energy and want to work in a dynamic and vibrant work environment should submit their resume along with salary requirements and references via email:



Reach Media, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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