Director of Newsletters

Full time The New Yorker

Job Detail

  • Experience 5 Years
  • Qualifications Other

Job Description

The New Yorker is a multi-platform media enterprise, spanning print, digital, audio, video, and live events. Founded in 1925, The New Yorker is considered by many to be the most influential magazine in the world, renowned for its in-depth reporting, political and cultural commentary, fiction, poetry, humor, and cartoons. In addition to the weekly print magazine, The New Yorker has become a daily digital destination for news and cultural coverage by its staff writers and other contributors. In print and online, The New Yorker stands apart for its commitment to truth and accuracy, for the quality of its prose, and its insistence on exciting and moving every reader.

Job Description

We’re looking for a creative, forward-thinking editorial leader to shape our newsletter strategy and oversee this vitally important digital platform for the magazine. Currently, we have thirteen newsletters that go out to an audience of more than a million readers every day. This person will develop and execute a vision for how to translate The New Yorker‘s editorial approach into newsletters. He or she will launch new products, run tests, work on expanding the reach of our program, and coordinate with teams across Condé Nast on ways to use newsletters as an editorial tool and a digital channel to drive audience growth, subscriber acquisition, engagement, and retention. The ideal candidate is someone passionate about The New Yorker, who has thought deeply about the future of digital media, and who is comfortable working at the intersection of editorial content, audience development, product management, and consumer marketing.

Responsibilities

  • Lead The New Yorker’s editorial newsletter strategy—you’ll be building the long-term vision for one of our most important distribution channels.
  • Identify opportunities for growth, including new newsletters, adjustments to the content strategy of existing newsletters, improvements to e-mail design, and strategies for subscriber acquisition.

  • Work with newyorker.com editors to determine newsletter lineups.

  • Propose and run tests to optimize our existing suite of products.

  • Handle reporting and analysis of newsletter performance.

  • Collaborate with key Condé Nast stakeholders on strategies to drive both consumer revenue and sales growth.

  • Edit contributions for newsletters from New Yorker writers, generate ideas for editorial content, and build newsletters.

  • Build systems to more efficiently create newsletters.

Requirements

  • Strong editorial judgment, and a knowledge of—and passion for—The New Yorker.

  • Experience creating, launching, and testing new products.

  • Knowledge of analytics tools such as Google Analytics, Parse.ly, or Chartbeat, and the ability to analyze data from those sources.

  • Capable of handling multiple projects at once—you’ll be leading a small team that takes on a lot for The New Yorker.

  • Prior experience leading teams on newsletter or social strategy.

  • Comfortable learning new editorial systems and managing technical challenges.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage relationships across the magazine and throughout the company.

  • Experience editing or writing for digital media outlets.

If you don’t possess all the skills listed above but are enthusiastic about the position, please don’t hesitate to apply. We are interested in diverse candidates with varied experiences, and not only in those who might fit the description above.

Please send your resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please tell us about two newsletters you love and why you love them. If you have any personal digital projects that you’re particularly proud of, including prior newsletters you’ve worked on, please mention those as well.

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