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Managing Editor, Branded Content - News Digital

25 Dockside Dr, Toronto, ON M5A 1B6, Canada Req #342
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Are you creative, dynamic and passionate?  Do you like to think outside of the box and find new ways to achieve your goals?  Corus Entertainment has an exciting opportunity for you.  If you have a passion for excellence, and would like to work for Corus Entertainment, we encourage you to apply.

Managing Editor, Branded Content

Global News and Corus Radio is looking for an experienced and creative writer, to create solutions that best tell an advertiser's message editorially (story, video, infographic, animation, sponsorships, etc.) for the various News and Radio sub-sites across Canada. The Managing Editor, Branded Content will be responsible for writing, pitching, brainstorming, managing freelancers for all branded content sales campaigns. They will have experience in the publishing industry, have worked in and thrived in a fast-paced environment, have a passion for creative content, and be able to manage freelance writers and edit engaging content for clients. She or he will also be expected to assist in reaching campaign goals by monitoring/tweaking digital and social content, seamlessly managing the editorial execution of campaigns, and building relationships with a variety of key internal stakeholders, freelancers, and external clients. This position will be based at 25 Dockside Drive in Toronto.

Reporting to the National Manager, Lifestyle and Entertainment with a dotted line to the Director, Sales Integrations and Business Development.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Serves as editorial gatekeeper for all branded content editorial to ensure quality, clarity and consistency for and Corus Radio

  • Be able to guide freelance writers in writing in a number of different styles, on many different topics

  • Experience writing for web, blogs, social, and more

  • Familiarity with SEO best practices and keyword placement

  • Direct and/or write fresh content based on research and brainstorming by following instructions provided for each type of document

  • Write engaging video scripts, conduct interviews, and work with the editorial teams to develop sellable editorial features

  • Collaborate with content writers, editors, and post web and content

  • Write, edit, post, and update content on various platforms

  • Proofread content for errors or additions and ensure that content is written per instructions

  • Assesses social and website metrics and makes editorial improvements accordingly

  • Stays updated on industry trends and adjusts the content strategy as needed

  • Manages the distribution of content across all 3rd party channels

  • Manages the creation of style guides and editorial guidelines and procedures

  • Manages and commissions work to freelancers in a fast-paced newsroom-like environment

  • Creates digital, social and editorial strategies

  • Develop and manage editorial calendars in conjunction with the and Corus Radio teams

  • Offers strategic editorial and promotional recommendations for integrated campaigns

  • Collaboration with development and editorial teams

  • Liaison with sales and design teams

  • Collaborating with external and internal partners

  • Researching, fact-finding and organizing information and content when needed

Qualifications and Skills

  • Strong expertise in developing winning branded content concepts and story-telling

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to work well with cross functional teams

  • Proactive, takes initiative and brings new ideas to the forefront

  • Organized, detail-oriented, professional & friendly

  • Excellent knowledge of social media and digital best practices, the culture and language of the web

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

  • Excellent writing and editing skills

  • Writes in CP style

  • Comfortable balancing a faced-paced, reactionary environment with proactive content planning

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Flexibility

  • Highly creative

  • Ability to manage stress and exceed standard expectations

  • Bachelor in Journalism, Communication or Marketing, or equivalent experience

  • Past experience within a digital newsroom is a strong asset

  • Experience in supporting the execution of integrated content programs for brands

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in an editorial role

Why Corus?

Corus is a driving force in the media industry with a diverse portfolio of strong brands that entertain and inform audiences through great storytelling and compelling content, reaching millions of people around the world every day. 

We have a passionate drive to connect with the world around us: to express, to share, to be part of people's lives. Walk around our offices, our stations, our studios across the country and you'll feel it. You'll see it in action. 

You'll see it in the open communication and the approachability of our people. You'll see it in our care for quality work and the interest in new, creative solutions. You'll see it in how we work with external partners, and how we care about our communities. These are all core to the values we commit to living each and every day - Win Together, Think Beyond, Make It Happen, Learn Every Day, Show We Care. Our values describe what makes us pretty unique - and amazing - place to work. 

At Corus we value and actively involve the full range of what makes people unique in order to create a strong and innovative company where amazing people thrive. A company where people have the full opportunity to show their unique value and develop their potential. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people of colour, people with disabilities, people from all gender and sexually diverse communities and people with intersectional identities.

Corus is also committed to providing accommodations throughout the interview and employment process.  If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

How to Apply

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now'.  
*No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Other details

  • Job Family NM-New Media (interactive)
  • Job Function 05-Advertising & Marketing Communications
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Certification
  • 25 Dockside Dr, Toronto, ON M5A 1B6, Canada