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Editor, Music, Nylon



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024
Bustle Digital Group (“BDG”) is seeking a Music Editor, NYLON to manage the day-to-day operations of NYLON's Music vertical. The editor should have a vast knowledge of the music industry and how it intersects with the entertainment industry and pop culture.
The Music Editor will make sure that NYLON's aesthetic is consistent, and find unique, on-brand ways to cover broader industry issues our readers are passionate about.
The Music Editor is responsible for leading a team of freelancers and writers to produce Music articles that are authoritative, well-sourced, and comprehensive. The editor should be well-versed in search and social traffic strategies and have a knack for pushing stories forward with original reporting and thoughtful angles.
An interest in and experience with securing exclusive interviews; networking, nurturing and maintaining strong industry contacts; and a desire to produce creative and impactful content is a must. NYLON’s music coverage is inclusive, informative, and cutting edge.
This is a position covered under a collective bargaining agreement between BDG Media, Inc. and the Writers Guild of America East.

Key Accountabilities

  • Work closely with the Editor-in-Chief to establish and refine NYLON's unique voice, POV, and mission in the music space.
  • Edit or write 5 music stories per day (a mix of breaking news, service, and in-depth profiles/Q&As and reported features), managing a team of part-time writers and freelancers.
  • Keep a close eye on developing internet trends and viral moments.
  • Use analytics tools to monitor performance, and adjust strategy accordingly.
  • Work closely with team members on ideation, site direction, and content package execution.
  • Represent NYLON at relevant market appointments and events, with an eye for on-site or social coverage opportunities.

Candidate Profile

  • 5+ years music editing and writing experience in (ideally) digital media
  • Deep understanding of best practices for search and social
  • Ability to write and edit quickly without compromising brand integrity, voice, or mission
  • A strong news sense and ability to identify which trending stories should be covered daily on the site
  • Strong display of writing and story packaging skills
  • Relationships with freelance writers
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Network and attend industry events as a representative of NYLON
  • Ability to forecast music and celebrity trends and cover them before they hit the mainstream