• Senior Manager, Content

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    2 months ago(10/8/2018 1:59 PM)
  • Overview


    The Senior Manager, Content is responsible for creation and execution of content strategy of the Content Studio. This person is a content creator, curator, editor, and calendar manager all in one. This person looks at the daily news, makes assignments, manages writers and the process/flow of content creation and curation across YPO's myriad platforms and channels.



    • Co-create the content strategy with the Content Director and execute on that strategy
    • Establish and manage real-time global editorial calendar for YPO.
    • Oversee and improve the content creation and distribution process.
    • Manage and improve internal editorial process; serve as Editor-in-Chief for incoming content, including partner content.
    • Enforce YPO brand platform style in all printed and electronic communications.
    • Establish and oversee the process of managing the incoming pipeline of member stories.
    • Lead daily/weekly content meeting to review content and determine its placement.
    • Manage and mentor internal Content Creation Manager and external freelance writers and contract designers to produce YPO content.
    • Manage and oversee vendors as appropriate.
    • Serve as project manager and contribute writing and editorial support for additional communications vehicles including external and internal websites.
    • Ensure that all projects meet or exceed high standards set by YPO and fit into the organization’s long-term mission.
    • Create and enforce production schedules for on-time delivery of projects
    • Significant interaction with management associates.
    • Collaborate with YPO colleagues to identify, produce and distribute content from across the organization.
    • Lead annual writing workshop for YPO in-house/contractor writers.



    • Highly developed journalistic writing, editing and interviewing/researching skills with experience in all types of writing preferred – including news, features, marketing, social, web, speechwriting, etc.
    • Thorough understanding of multiple communications and production channels.
    • Strong problem-solving and creative-thinking skills.
    • In-depth knowledge of Associated Press style that can be applied to writing and editing.
    • Grasp of topical business, economic and political issues; comfort with a broad spectrum of topics and disciplines.
    • Ability to implement and manage a comprehensive, real-time editorial calendar.
    • Ability to work well as a leader and as a team member and to build and leverage a strong network of peers and partners.
    • Excellent organizational skills and commitment to detail.
    • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and to set, manage and meet deadlines.
    • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues and members from around the globe.
    • Ability to create and manage budgets and production timelines.
    • Self-starter comfortable with creating processes and structures.
    • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
    • Ability to work flexible hours as needed and willingness to travel.
    • Comprehensive computer skills and experience; proficiency in Microsoft Office or similar software program. Familiarity with web publishing, SharePoint, Act-On and Workgroups or other electronic workflow/project management software.
    • Strong project management and organizational skills.


    • Minimum 10 years of experience in communications/ marketing position, with strong preferences for journalism-related experience.
    • Minimum 10 years of experience as a writer/editor.
    • Minimum 3 years of experience in managing and leading others.
    • Experience in planning and implementing communications plans and projects for a global organization.
    • Experience in business and strategy development.


    • BA in journalism or other relevant communication field.



    • Travel to team meetings as needed.


    YPO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. YPO takes pride in supporting a diverse workforce and demonstrates this through its policies and practices. YPO does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.


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