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Situations vacant: Dirt Mountainbike Magazine Website Editor

10:03 22nd May 2013 by Billy Thackray




Job Description Dirt Mountainbike Magazine: Website Editor


Dirt Mountainbike Magazine is seeking a professional and enthusiastic Website Editor to produce and manage a stimulating mix of gravity focused content from the UK and beyond. The main role will be to ensure the website is updated on a daily basis and refreshed with dynamic high quality content, making Dirt the leading site in its field. Maintaining a firm link with the magazine is critical, as is the delivery of cross platform content to ensure the two grow.


Working relationships
  • Reports to the Editor–in–Chief
  • Works day to day with the Editor–in–Chief and Deputy Editor of Dirt magazine and the Head of bike content on MPORA.COM
  • Works with Advertising Sales Manager, SEO Manager and Digital Director
  • Will have line management responsibility for an editorial assistant


Specific tasks
  • Produce and circulate both long term and weekly editorial plans to the publisher and advertising team
  • Post at least 5 editorial pieces on average per working day
  • Supply content that optimises the time each user spends visiting the site
  • Ensure that video content is delivered effectively and is of high quality
  • Ensure the site has at least five pieces of content uploaded each day
  • Produce news and feature articles that are optimised for search queries
  • Monitor and participate in the site’s forums
  • Produce high quality newsletters to registered users
  • Liaise/recruit/monitor the quality of bloggers
  • Commission content from freelance journalists within agreed online budgets
  • Assist with updating advertiser micro–sites where required
  • Work with the sales team to represent Dirt to advertisers


What you will need
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Effective time management and strong organisational skills
  • A thorough understanding of the target market and their online media behaviour
  • Excellent verbal, written and communication skills
  • Must have a high degree of proficiency with Gmail, Twitter, Facebook and other social media products
  • A knowledge of the Adobe Suite for both video and photography
  • Some degree of familiarity with web development and other digital content related applications
  • You must be eager to learn and relish a challenge
  • The ability to innovate and come up with new ideas that will benefit the long-term success of the website
  • Must be able to work independently, using own initiative as well as working as part of a wider team
  • Good problem solving skills
  • A keen interest in mountain biking

Apply to jobs@factorymedia.com

  1. BooboyDedcc

    and produce top notch Friday randoms. Where you off to billy?

  2. c

    where are the dirt offices based again?

    1. Ed


  3. Joe

    CV on it’s way Billy.

  4. Webhead

    You’ve got ‘upload 5 articles a day’ twice on the list and not sure when gmail became as ‘social media product’, presumably this is why you need someone with a ‘strong attention to detail’ ?

    Also the line height on your lists needs increasing to match your paragraphs.

    1. LOL

      Good point. Critique of the job description is always a sure fire way to impress a potential employer.


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