Every one of the manager jobs is appropriate for people with considerable journalism experience who want to be pioneers inventing new ways to recruit, train, motivate, assign, edit and produce the work of creative professionals. (We've also got some other roles for people starting out in their careers and looking for freelance editing work. See below.)
The content network has already been used to create city guides on AOL Travel, cover NFL and NCAA teams on Fanhouse, profile celebrities for Popeater, and write biographies of candidates for Politics Daily. And we're just getting going.
Below are short summaries of the job openings we've got. All but one is listed on AOL's corporate recruiting Web site. If you're interested please apply on that site. If you're not, please tell your friends. All of these are full time jobs and can be based either in New York or Nashville, where our StudioNow unit is based. (We want a small, tightly knit team, so we're avoiding remote workers for now.)
Seed Network Manager; View details
A person to spearhead our efforts to recruit the most talented writers and other creators using Seed.com, advertising, social media and other methods. The manager will also supervise the screening of potential creators to find the best for each task. This job combines knowledge of journalism, marketing and a bit of HR. It might be suitable for an editor with a lot of experience in hiring freelance writers or someone involved in marketing to journalists.
StudioNow Network Development Manager; View details
A role similar to the Seed Network Manager, recruiting videographers (through StudioNow.com) and photographers (through Seed.com). This job requires a lot of knowledge of the equipment and skills used in video and photography as well as resourcefulness to find and attract the most talented professionals.
Network Community and Training Manager; View details
A role devoted to making sure AOL's large and growing network creative professionals have the skills, information and resources to be able to provide the very best content to AOL's Web sites and other clients while at the same time ensuring they find working for us enjoyable, rewarding and advantageous to their careers.
Editing and quality manager
This role involves recruiting and managing a network of freelance project editors and copy editors to support content platform projects. The manager will also develop and supervise processes to evaluate and improve the quality of all content the network produces. (This role has not yet been listed in the AOL job database. For a full job description, see http://bit.ly/EditMgr. If you are interested send your resume in an e-mail with "editing manager" in the subject to SeedJobs@seed.com.)
Seed Operations Manager; View details
This role supervises the operations and production of large-scale content projects, which may involve hundreds of assignments that could combine the work of writers, photographers, videographers, editors and fact checkers. The manager must make sure deadlines are met, obstacles are overcome and the overall status is always clear.
Freelance editing jobs
We have an increasing number of positions for experienced copy editors as well as editors with expertise in specific subjects to help supervise certain sections. We're not going to really expand this function until we hire the editing manager (above), but if you are interested, send an a copy of your resume to email@example.com. Please put the words "freelance editing" and the name of any subjects in which you have significant experience in the subject line.
The jobs below are jobs more suitable for people just starting in their careers (if these aren't for you, please send them on to anyone you think is right):
Seed Production Coordinator; View details
Working with the Seed Operations Manager to coordinate large scale content projects.
Network Development Specialist; View details
Working with the Seed and StudioNow Network Development Managers to recruit and screen members for the AOL Creator Network.
Editorial Intern; View details
Working with the editorial director of the AOL content platform assisting the design, creation and production of large scale content projects.
We hope to fill these jobs as soon as possible. But we are heading into the end of the year, and there may be some unavoidable delays. Don't worry if you don't hear from us right away. We'll do our very best to keep in touch as we move forward.