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Web Production Manager

$50k – $65k
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BestReviews.com is the ultimate product recommendation service for the modern shopping experience. We eliminate the need for consumers to spend hours determining the best product for their needs. We work closely with our parent company, Tribune Publishing, while operating as a small team in startup environment. The Web Production Manager is a key liaison between core efforts and syndicated partnerships.

The Web Production Manager serves as a lead Content Team member who is focused on ensuring our content is top-notch is terms of both aesthetics and editorial standards. Key projects include organizing publishing schedules, meeting monthly publishing goals, and recommending technical product enhancements. The Web Production Manager manages a small team of remote web producers. Some supervisory work of content interns and regularly assisting the editorial and photo team is required as well.

This is a full-time position in our downtown San Francisco office, reporting to our Editorial Director and working closely with our Editorial Manager to meet content production goals.

Key Responsibilities

Serve as a lead in the Content Team to manage the day to day workflow of content production.
Publish numerous articles and web pages via various CMS (ours and syndication partners) every day.
Use data to optimize BestReviews homepage, review pages, and articles published to syndication partners.
Write and edit copy for top-of-funnel content like listicles and in-depth reviews of products, as well as email newsletters, gift guides, and other projects.
Make recommendations to the product team on how to increase the effectiveness of content management tools.
Partner with Director of Product to schedule and prioritize product development schedule.
QA/test all new CMS/website features pre-launch.
Create print and video tutorials for using the CMS.
Contribute to joint efforts between the Editorial and Business Development teams.
Oversee the web production team, including hiring new web producers.
Maintain a quality control process for visuals and copy.
Systematize the scheduling and requesting of copy and visual assets.
Manage content creation workflow and build monthly content calendars.
Maintain project documentation for the Content team.
Help with product testing and photo shoots.

Requirements

BA in Journalism, Communications, English, Business or another media-related degree.
2 to 5 years experience in web production/editorial.
Prior leadership role with a web-based media company.
Experience using CMS.
E-commerce background.
Passionate about creating amazing content.
High level of attention to detail with excellent organizational/project management skills.
A proven ability to multitask and adhere to deadlines.
Experience creating content or editorial calendars.
Basic HTML or image editing experience.
Proactive, adaptable, able to perform well under pressure, and good at problem-solving.
Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team.

Salary/Benefits: Generous base annual salary and benefits package, plus free snacks and drinks at the office.

To apply for this position, send an email to editor[at]bestreviews.com with the following:
A brief cover letter in the body of the email
Your resume attached in Word, pdf, or Google docs format.

Due to the volume of applicants, the Editorial DIrector will only reach out to those we wish to interview. Thank you for your interest in BestReviews!

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Our mission: To simplify purchasing decisions

BestReviews focuses on E-Commerce and Digital Publishing. Their company has offices in San Francisco. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees.

You can view their website at http://bestreviews.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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