Associate Online Editor, Hearst Magazines Digital Media/Car and Driver

The associate online editor is responsible for the conception and creation of news, review, feature, and in-market content for Car and Driver’s digital platforms. The person in this position works closely with the deputy online editor, executive online editor, and senior online editors to maintain quality, tone, and editorial direction.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Creating all types of site content using proper voice, perspective, and house style
  • Evaluating vehicles and writing reviews, drawing on staff opinion, C/D history, and house style
  • Writing news stories
  • Contributing story, news, and feature ideas
  • Attending press events on behalf of Car and Driver
  • Attending auto shows on behalf of Car and Driver; working closely with other members of staff to plan coverage
  • Helping maintain and craft social-media presence
  • Shepherding content through the production process
  • Other duties as assigned

Desired qualities include:

  • Minimum three years of experience in automotive media or similar field
  • Strong writing ability
  • Ability to manage several tasks at once and switch seamlessly between them
  • Strong sense and understanding of vehicle equipment, technology, and dynamics
  • Strong sense and understanding of the automotive industry
  • Good interpersonal behavior and management skills
  • Knowledge of social-media channels, Apple OS, and a basic understanding of content-management systems

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