Marijuana Business Daily (MJBizDaily), since 2011 the top producer of B2B news and trade shows serving executives and major investors in America's $8 billion cannabis industry, is seeking an editor to oversee its daily news website, MJBizDaily.com.

You'll be based in our Denver office reporting to the Managing Editor and will receive a competitive salary, paid time off, 401(k) and health benefits. As seen in Inc. Magazine, Forbes and the WSJ, we are a highly professional, award-winning, fast-growing company. 

Day to Day Job Duties:
  • Manage a team of reporters who primarily write for the website but also devote significant time to the magazine and other products.
  • Collaborate with reporters and editors in our Niche Products team (Finance, Data, Hemp & International) who contribute to the website.
  • Develop and maintain an editorial calendar for the site with pre-planned features, evergreen pieces, investigative stories and backup content that can be used in a pinch.
  • Assign and approve content.
  • Post stories, briefs, photos and images on MJBizDaily.com via WordPress.
  • Create and proof daily and weekly e-newsletters with assistance from IT and marketing.
  • Edit content on deadline for organization, readability and accuracy. Content includes stories, briefs, charts/graphics and possibly business reports (10-30 pages).
  • Keep tabs on news developments throughout the day and write or assign briefs as needed.
  • Write headlines that are compelling to the right audience and incorporate strong SEO.
  • Help team members improve their skills.
  • Develop a deep understanding of what types of content our audience needs, with a key focus on determining how we can help business owners understand developments that may affect them. 

Required background and skills:
  • At least five years' experience editing business content for a media organization (trade publication, news website, newspaper, etc.), including extensive experience line editing.
  • Experience managing a team of journalists.
  • Experience working in a digital-first editorial environment.
  • Experience editing breaking news and other content on tight deadlines.
  • An understanding of SEO and the importance of keywords.
  • An understanding of how to craft content for mobile viewership.
  •  Knowledge of AP style.
  • Ability to quickly understand complex topics and beats.

Preferred skills:
  • Editing/reporting experience at a trade publication specifically.
  • Daily news experience at a reputable publication.
  • Experience creating and sending business-focused newsletters.
  • Experience working on business content for conferences and events.
  • Basic knowledge of the cannabis industry.

Marijuana Business Daily is a division of Anne Holland Ventures Inc, an award-winning, woman-owned company which has been listed annually in Inc’s list of America’s fastest growing companies since 2015. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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* 1. Contact Information

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* 2. If you do not currently live in the Denver metro area, when do you plan on moving there?

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* 3. Please provide the following:

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* 4. Please attach your resume - file size limited to 16MB

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* 5. Have you done the following in the past few years? (choose all that apply)

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* 6. What’s your biggest accomplishment as an editor of business content?

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* 7. Indicate your level of experience in the follow areas:

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Editing breaking news stories on the fly
Posting stories, photos and images on a news website
Editing copy for mobile sites and devices
Helping reporters develop analysis pieces and stories with second-day ledes
Assigning and approving stories
Writing compelling, SEO-friendly headlines and subject lines
Heavy editing (reorganizing, rewriting, kicking back stories to reporters)
Using data - email opens, clicks, retweets, etc. - to identify what resonates with readers
Repurposing content
Proofing copy for style, grammar and typos

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* 8. Describe a time that you have worked with a group of creatives to complete a task. 

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* 9. Why are you the best person for this position?

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* 10. What is your expected compensation?

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* 11. How/where did you hear about this position? (please name job posting site if applicable)

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