Digital Publishing Manager

FT—Reston, VA (preferred)

Intermarkets is looking for an experienced digital media professional who will be responsible for the brand, operational, and financial success of properties operated within the News & Commentary Group. The Digital Publishing Manager will design, align, and execute a strategy for each property in line with business goals. This role will serve as the brand ambassador tasked with driving readership and revenue growth. This role will create internal buy-in, understanding, and support of the brand identity, voice, and strategic direction to ensure that each property and its supporting content operation are optimized for maximum effectiveness and results.

The ideal candidate should have recent digital publishing experience and a deep understanding of the news vertical, social platforms, industry trends, media consumption, and strategies for maximizing audience engagement and growth. This is a full-time position working out of Intermarkets’ Reston office and reports to the Vice President, Strategic Media.

Responsibilities
  • Define and implement multimedia publishing strategy in line with growth and engagement goals
  • Lead the development, execution, management, and optimization of a successful publishing operation
  • Follow industry best practices across digital channels
  • Utilize market and proprietary data to guide the content team in maximizing output and impact
  • Help team to recognize and leverage real-time discovery tools to elevate content strategy
  • Refine the workflow and editorial guidelines for defining, creating, editing, publishing, and distributing high quality, sharable content
  • Identify new distribution channels to cost-effectively increase brand footprints and diversify traffic sources
  • Recommend strategies to elevate, grow, or create efficiencies within the operation
  • Develop and manage implementation of a successful video strategy
  • Manage user experience, SEO and overall site performance
  • Monitor and report on performance of the publishing operation
  • Drive the implementation, adoption, and impact of new tools, systems, processes, or strategies to improve or streamline operations
  • Supervise team to drive desired results including any necessary tools, metrics, training, or coaching
  • Effectively communicate with colleagues to maintain and promote process efficiencies, ensure best quality work product, and alleviate duplication or strain
  • Copy, edit, and proofread web, print, and email content as needed
  • Research and stay abreast of current industry trends and all applicable technologies
  • Advance expertise of relevant technical skills, tools, processes, and policies
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned
Professional Requirements
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 7-10 years of experience with digital media, digital publishing preferred
  • Proven ability to engage and grow audience
  • Proven analytical skills
  • Strong copywriting and design skills
  • In-depth knowledge of current events and American politics
Personal Attributes
  • Self-motivated, results-oriented individual
  • Works well in collaborative, innovative environment
  • Exhibits sound judgement
  • Shows high standards of integrity, responsibility, and respect
  • Accepts direction and constructive criticism

To Apply: Please email your resume and a custom cover letter to hr@intermarkets.net. The subject line should state, “Digital Publishing Manager” to be considered for this position.


Marketing Manager, Publishing

FT—Reston, VA (preferred)

Intermarkets is looking for a forward-thinking Marketer with demonstrated new media experience to expand our audiences and build brand awareness for Intermarkets owned or operated web properties. The Marketing Manager, Publishing will lead strategic marketing campaigns targeted at expanding and maximizing engagement across distribution and audience channels.  This position will work closely and collaboratively with our team of media professionals in a multimedia environment to plan, write, design, edit, execute, measure, and optimize ad campaigns through various digital channels. This individual will use all of his or her copywriting, creative, content marketing, and social media skills in order to positively impact growth, authenticity, and loyalty of our brands’ readership. The ideal Marketer will thrive on creating impactful content, and anticipating the zeitgeist of tomorrow.

This position is a full-time position working out of Intermarkets’ Reston office and reports to the Vice President, Strategic Media.

Responsibilities
  • Creates digital marketing campaigns for paid channels (Facebook paid posts, Taboola style content recommendation, Google native, etc.)
  • Researches and identifies real-time topics and news stories relevant to the news cycle to create campaigns
  • Proactively conceptualizes and pitches new campaigns to team
  • Maintains and optimizes campaigns for maximum impact
  • Understands and upholds the brand voice for each property and its audience
  • Creates a variety of online ads in popular ad environments
  • Expands content distribution channels to include social, email, and beyond in line with audience expansion goals
  • Provides clear, concise reports which translate easily against business goals
  • Communicates with publishing teams to maintain and promote process efficiencies, ensure best quality work product, and alleviate duplication or strain
  • Exhibits exceptional communication and organizational skills as well as flexibility and quick thinking in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Pursues professional development to discover insights, processes, and tools that promote best practices and results
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of the digital media industry and publishing trends
  • Stays current with relevant technical skills, processes, and policies
  • Executes other duties and special projects as assigned
Professional Requirements
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 5-7 years of experience leading digital marketing campaigns
  • Professional experience creating ad campaigns
  • Facebook advertising experience strongly preferred
  • Compelling story-telling, engaging ad writing, and story-framing ability
  • Proven skills in social media, Google, Bing, other ad environments
  • Mastery of Microsoft Excel
  • Proven analytical skills
  • Strong copywriting and design skills
  • Tapped into current events and American politics
Personal Attributes
  • Self-motivated, results-oriented individual
  • Exhibits sound judgement
  • Shows high standards of integrity, responsibility, and respect
  • Accepts direction and constructive criticism
  • Works collaboratively and thrives in a fast-paced, team-oriented diverse environment

To Apply: Please email your resume and a custom cover letter to hr@intermarkets.net. The subject line should state, “Marketing Manager, Publishing” to be considered for this position.

Content Creator

FT—Reston, VA (preferred)
Intermarkets is a digital media company that has served conservative publications for well over a decade. In 2014, we launched three of our own socially-driven news publications which now boast more than 3m Facebook fans and drive 20m+ monthly site visitors. Our editorial team publishes more than 600 articles, 1,500 social media posts, and 4 million emails every month. We need a strong conservative voice with digital savvy to join our team and contribute to our efforts to take these publications to the next level. This addition to our existing talent mix could allow us to even launch additional publications!

Our core audience of omnivores enjoys informative stories, entertaining videos, and witty memes across the gamut of digital platforms. We are looking for a smart and engaging content creator who is politically tuned and knows how to not only connect with our audience, but also make them want to share our content. The ideal candidate is someone who can both produce compelling content and effectively promote it. This person has the skills and desire to help build-out content sharing channels to expand our audience and further establish these young, dynamic brands. This position is full-time and can be based out of our Reston, VA office (preferred) or remote.

A Content Creator will collaborate with our team of media professionals in a multimedia environment to plan, write, design, edit, upload, and promote compelling content that represents the voice of our owned and operated publications. This team member will produce high quality, engaging content for websites, newsletters, and social media platforms that results in positive user experiences and traffic to our properties. A Content Creator must understand our audience and digital content consumption behavior in order to effectively create and promote both written and visual content. This role will leverage copywriting, creative, content marketing, and social media skills in order to positively impact growth, authenticity, and awareness of our brands’ reputation and readership. This position reports to the Content Manager.

Responsibilities
  • Research and identify topics and news stories relevant to our brand(s) and valuable to our readers
  • Write, edit, and produce articles with attention-grabbing, SEO-friendly headlines for publications as assigned
  • Write, edit and publish social media posts designed to drive audience engagement
  • Act as the voice of our publication(s) on Twitter
  • Conceptualize and create visual memes and community focused posts for social media
  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of advertising campaigns on Facebook
  • Design and implement strategies to grow our audience on Twitter and other social platforms
  • Leverage connections and content marketing expertise to help establish and grow audience channels
  • Assist with the implementation/optimization of and follow SEO best practices
  • Generally create and promote content that positions our brands as high-value, nationally ranked social news sites
  • Generate ideas for articles, features, and new elements for websites, email, and social platforms
  • Produce timely results while working effectively and collaboratively in a fast-paced team environment
  • Assist with ongoing branding and market awareness campaigns
  • Work cross-functionally with marketing and sales team on understanding our audiences
  • Effectively communicate with colleagues to promote collaboration and efficiencies
  • Maintain up-to-date and extensive knowledge of the digital media industry and publishing trends
  • Stay current with relevant technical skills, processes, and policies
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned
Professional Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Media, or similar discipline preferred. A track record of excellence in a related field may substitute for formal education.
  • Professional experience with social media and blogging
  • Strong copywriting and proofing skills
  • Compelling story-telling ability and engaging headline writing
  • Working understanding of SEO techniques
  • In touch with current events and American politics
  • Able to understand and connect with an audience – even if perspectives differ
  • Outstanding skills in MS Office and WordPress; HTML editing and design software proficiency a strong plus
Personal Attributes
  • Self-motivated, results-oriented individual able to complete assigned tasks within appropriate timeframes in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Accepts direction and constructive criticism
  • Works collaboratively and thrives in a fast-paced, team-oriented diverse environment
  • High standards of integrity, responsibility, and respect
  • Positive and optimistic

To Apply: Please email your resume AND a custom cover letter to hr@intermarkets.net. The subject line should state, “Content Creator” to be considered for this position.

Digital Media Sales and Account Management Professionals

We are looking for sales professionals and account managers who share our passion for extraordinary growth and reward. This position requires innovative problem solving, intelligent risk taking, and genuine curiosity. Successful applicants must demonstrate leadership, drive, ambition, and the desire to excel.

Currently we are seeking:
  • Senior Account Executives: Minimum 6+ Years Media/Online Experience
  • Account Executives: Minimum 2+ Years Media/Online Experience
  • Account Managers: Minimum 2+ Years Media/Online Experience
Responsibilities
  • Nurture and grow revenue with all accounts
  • Portray and fulfill a consultative, customer-focused approach
Professional Requirements
  • Experience in media sales, media buying, advertising or agency sales experience
  • Experience in the digital media/online advertising industry strongly preferred
  • A history of consistent job performance growth
  • Track record of consistently meeting or exceeding sales goals and/or job performance metrics
  • Effective communication and follow-up skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Task- and results-oriented
  • Working knowledge of SalesForce
Personal Attributes
  • Team approach
  • A “can do” attitude
  • Passion and genuine curiosity
  • Self-starting leadership

To Apply: Send us your resume, cover letter, and three sales accomplishments that validate your track record as a smart, aggressive, and honest sales person. Send these materials tohr@intermarkets.net, along with a paragraph or two detailing why we should schedule an interview with you. The subject line must state which position you’re applying for—senior, account executive, or junior—in order to be considered.