OZY is looking for a Managing Editor to drive us to the next level. This ambitious leader will join the founders as an owner of the site. OZY only offers the best in original content, so every one of our features must be ahead of the curve – something readers can’t find on other outlets – relevant, well-rounded and flavorful, clearly explaining “Why You Should Care.”
As Managing Editor of OZY’s small but nimble editorial team, you will be the editorial bridge between the Marketing, Engineering and Finance departments and their respective Tribe members. You will focus on balancing the needs of our audience while constantly improving stories and increasing readership/viewership/listenership. You will serve as the center in command for editorial strategy, content creation, and implementation. You will also help shape OZY’s voice and build sustainable connections between our stories and our audience through close contact with our Marketing Department’s social team.
OZY covers a range of topics, with a global geography, though we pay particular attention to business and finance, global leaders and trends, politics, science and medicine, sports, tech, culture and entertainment and lifestyle. Above all, we’re about pushing new ideas. The Managing Editor will have a strong grasp of this wide range of subjects, be passionate about delivering elite stories, and know how to develop and lead a high-performing team that is spread across multiple locations in the U.S., including an office in New York, and overseas.
This position requires a creative, ambitious person who will thrive in a fast-paced, demanding environment and be devoted to building OZY into a leading brand. OZY has high standards—and so do our partners (our stories also appear on USATODAY.com, NPR, TED, WIRED and other media outlets) so candidates will need to have a demonstrated ability to ensure teams can consistently deliver top-tier work.
Crucially, OZY is a startup, and this job requires someone who is going to put their all into making OZY.com a destination that will last. This is not a job, but an obsession. Online journalism is being reinvented, and we want this candidate to be at the forefront of redefining it.
As one of the fastest-growing new media companies, OZY is a bold and colorful multi-platform/culture publication, crafted to inspire and engage the intellectually curious. Our mission is to uncover stories about people, places, trends, technology and ideas that are not yet being talked about elsewhere. OZY strives to be smart, provocative, global, ahead of the curve and utterly delicious. We not only catch you up on yesterday’s news, but also vault you ahead so you’re the first to know about tomorrow’s brightest stars, trends, and ideas. Three years in, and we reach more than 25M people a month – across web, events, and television.
To apply please email a brief cover note and CV, with the reference “Managing Editor” in the subject line to: Jobs@ozy.com. We look forward to hearing from you! If you do not hear back from us within one month of sending us your resume then we could not find the right fit for you at this time. Thank you and we wish you success in your career.
Mountain View, CA