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Want to help tell the story of New York City to the world?

At NYC & Company, New York City’s official tourism organization, that’s both our pleasure and our responsibility. We are a team of proud New Yorkers and New Yorkers at heart who love representing the five boroughs to the globe. Through writing, film, photography and design, NYC & Company’s Creative/Content Group produces inspiring work that reflects New York City’s energy and diversity. That work can be seen in a range of digital and social channels, including the Webby Award-winning nycgo.com; across key programs like NYC Restaurant Week®; and through partnerships with leading tourism and hospitality organizations at home and worldwide. We champion collaboration, and we are looking for a like-minded team player to join us.

About NYC & Company

Our mission has always been to help build prosperity and to share the positive image of New York City with the world. Now, in the wake of 2020’s paradigm shifts, that mission has become more urgent than ever. As the City continues reopening, we at NYC & Company are charged with helping to ensure that all New Yorkers benefit from a renewed economy, in particular those in BIPOC communities who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. In pursuit of that goal, we are committed more than ever to featuring diverse voices in our channels who speak to NYC’s many cultures.

We are seeking applicants for a Senior Content Director to assist us in this mission and become a member of the Creative/Content Group.

This position will be responsible for producing and curating compelling content with a focus on lifestyle coverage in neighborhoods across the five boroughs; developing content by diverse creators to speak to diverse audiences; assisting in conceiving and executing strategies to support larger organizational initiatives and programs, including marketing and tourism campaigns; serve as editorial lead on the Creative/Content team; and support other NYC & Company needs, including on branded content and corporate materials. The successful candidate will be an experienced writer and editor with a sharp eye for what makes a fascinating story; have a roster of knowledgeable local writers ready to deploy; perform well under pressure and have excellent time-management skills; be a team player, willing to collaborate; and be able to consistently deliver high-quality work on tight deadlines.

Responsibilities:

  • Advocating for and championing BIPOC voices in our coverage
  • Recruiting a network of diverse contributors who can authentically speak to the character of the City
  • Assisting in the development of the annual strategic plan and keeping the team within its scope
  • Planning and overseeing day-to-day editorial functions of the department
  • Performing regular editorial duties, including reporting, writing and editing; developing pitches; assigning content; and QAing and building content for publication
  • Assisting in evaluating finalized copy for compliance with policies, style and tone
  • Assisting in developing a seasonal content calendar
  • Developing content strategies to support NYC & Company programs and initiatives, including marketing and tourism campaigns
  • Assisting in programming our channels, collaborating with Creative/Content leads across disciplines on strategies and rollout plans
  • Partnering with Creative/Content team leads and department heads on a range of projects and campaigns
  • Collaborating with digital media and social teams on daily posts, and assisting with influencer initiatives
  • Identify opportunities to improve internal content development processes and tools

Qualifications:

  • Superb editorial judgment and strong knowledge of New York City
  • 8+ years of journalism or agency experience
  • A proven record of producing compelling content that speaks to culture and diversity
  • Familiarity with digital platforms, including social and email
  • Excellent analytical, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional organization and communication skills
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure
  • BA degree or higher
  • Passion for the five boroughs and a commitment to contributing to the City’s recovery

NYC & Co Commitment to Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

Here at NYC & Co we are an equal opportunity employer, committed to our diversity and inclusiveness. We provide equal work opportunities for all and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, nationality, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability or age. We strongly encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQIA community, people with disabilities and veterans to apply.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an email to careers@nycgo.com to let us know the nature of your request.

If you think you might thrive in this environment, we would love to hear from you!

Apply with: 

  • Cover letter explaining your interest in the position, a resume and two relevant writing samples sent to careers@nycgo.com.
Interested? Apply for this role USD $110k-120k annual Apply
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