MP0057: Digital Editor, Emirates Woman

Motivate Publishing is seeking a driven, dynamic and experienced Editor to lead the digital arm of Emirates Woman. Working for the UAE’s longest-standing lifestyle title, the right candidate will be as comfortable writing about the region’s politics and female-focused legislation as the latest fashion and beauty news pertinent to readers in the Middle East.

Vast and varied experience of writing for an online audience is a must, as is a proven track record in growing digital traffic, managing social media accounts, and optimising content for both desktop and mobile platforms.

Producing clean, error-free copy on a tight deadline is essential, as is solid experience in commissioning and sub-editing copy. The Digital Editor will be responsible for devising and implementing the brand’s online and social media strategy, as well as spearheading commercial projects. The successful candidate will also act as a brand guardian, responsible for setting and monitoring the quality and tone of all online content, as well as representing the title at events.

The ability to analyse and respond to audience data is crucial, as is a journalistic instinct to identify fresh, engaging, original content. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated team player with a minimum of five years’ experience in relevant roles, and will possess impeccable communication and organisation skills.

The Digital Editor will work alongside print and Arabic language teams to best optimise content and digital concepts, as well as work seamlessly with the sale team to visualise and drive commercially-viable growth. The Digital Editor will also be responsible for some budgetary planning, and making sure all content published on the site is legally sound.

Experience in working with Google Analytics and Parse.ly is beneficial, and experience in conceptualising video content is a plus.

Knowledge of the region is preferred but not essential, and the successful candidate will be based in our Dubai offices.