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Job advertisement: Lead Editor – RacingNews365.com

RacingNews365.com is looking for a Lead Editor to join and guide its team of writers.

Lead Editor: RacingNews365.com Following a period of exponential and sustained growth since launching in February 2021, RacingNews365.com is seeking a Lead Editor to accelerate the Real Home of Motorsport to its next level. RacingNews365.com forms part of the Dutch-based RacingNews365 Group, and is a key pillar in our global expansion plans. Future career opportunities for the successful candidate, who will currently perform a similar role in a global motorsport (or allied) news outlet or be ready to confidently take the next step, are effectively unlimited. About RacingNews365: RacingNews365 is a leading motorsport platform which is the market leader in the Dutch space and growing exponentially throughout the rest of the world. We attract 6 million unique visitors monthly via top-level, quality content delivered to fans directly from the world’s paddocks. Breaking news, in-depth analyses, exclusive interviews, full-length features and a series of 'scoops' complete our current product mix, with numerous exciting developments in the pipeline. The role: We are seeking a proven editor with strong leadership skills to take charge of our daily content team for the .com domain while providing strategic input for our future content plans. You will be a professional journalist with wide-ranging experience in similar roles and be able to demonstrate proven management skills. You will be a self-starting, highly motivated digital native who will operate under guidance of the Group CEO and Editorial Director and be required to: Lead and guide a talented team of writers Take control of content flow Contribute editorial pieces Manage rotas and publishing schedules Liaise with other outlet(s) within RacingNews365 Group to co-ordinate timings Oversee social media postings Apply analytics to drive growth and support news/feature coverage Prepare and maintain comprehensive feature plans Co-ordinate with other RacingNews365 Group editorial teams where applicable Co-ordinate with our marketing department You will have: A demonstrable passion for, and excellent knowledge of, F1 and motorsport Exceptional organisational skills and attention to detail The ability to deliver copy to the highest editorial standards The ability to work to tight deadlines under pressure An excellent grasp and understanding of SEO best practices A professional approach, whether working remotely or on location The ability to work in, and contribute to, a fun and dynamic team-based environment Proven success in the management of newsrooms, remote or office-based Professional English proficiency, preferably with knowledge of another language Ability to work shifts - including nights and weekends as per sporting calendars Ability to travel to motorsport events on an as-and-when basis A minimum of three years' experience in a similar position This is a full-time role with a 1-2 month trial period. A competitive package is offered based on skills and experience. Apply to: info@RacingNews365.com, enclosing a covering letter, comprehensive CV and writing samples. Preliminary interviews will commence immediately, with the process likely to be completed by mid-September. Only applications from candidates selected for initial interviews will be acknowledged.

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