Managing Editor (All Things Non-Video), CAFE (NY)

As CAFE prepares for a major expansion in 2018, we are seeking a managing editor to work closely with Preet Bharara, former U.S. Attorney and CAFE personality, and manage a team responsible for creating CAFE non-video content. This includes articles, interactives, podcasts and events – all consistent with our purpose to provide civic-minded comedy and entertainment for the socially conscious.

Lead in-house team that develops, produces, and delivers the following (with a healthy staff and contributor budget):
Daily articles, columns
Shorter form social pieces and posts
Podcasts (working with external partners & producers)
Events (working with external partners & producers)
Weekly newsletter
Oversee a freelance budget and stable of talent to supplement the work of the in-house team
Edit all non-video content
Oversee editorial production process and schedule
Supervise social media feeds (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
Coordinate with LA-based video unit

A successful candidate should satisfy the following criteria:
Experience editing online content and managing content producers
Passion for news, social issues, and social content dynamics
Grasp CAFE’s voice - using comedy to make a smart point in an entertaining way (and call the world on its bullshit)
Ability to deliver high production value content in a budget-efficient way
Be a hands-on manager and collaborate with a team of writers and producers
Multi-task and work effectively under quick turnaround deadlines
Manage a production process and schedule
Bring a fun, flexible nature to a growing operation

Some experience editing content and/or managing a content team
Proven ability to package news and commentary in a smart, entertaining way

Staff position with full benefits and vacation included
Salary commensurate with experience

How To Apply
Email and include your name and the words “Managing Editor, CAFE” in the subject
Tell us why this position is right for you
* Include your resume (LinkedIn or something similar is fine), and sample links to your work. With the sample links, please tell us exactly what you did on the project

CAFE is the newest entertainment brand from Some Spider Studios, a fast-growing, profitable media start-up, already ranked #44 among all US-based media companies in this complicated metric we only pretend to comprehend. Led by a team of writers, comics, internet gurus and TV producers, CAFE creates smart, funny content each day, taking on current events and our shared culture.

In just its first year, CAFE has reached over 75 million people a month (mostly members of a new, little-discussed demographic called “millennials”), while achieving viral success with its parody political pundit, Carl Diggler, profiled in the New Yorker, Complex, and the Washington Post— as well as massive video hits (e.g., an exclusive investigation into the Hoosick Falls water poisoning scandal), popular video games, and “Girl Friday,” the #59 podcast on iTunes. In addition, CAFE also creates articles, jokes, pranks, web franchises and confusion on Google when people seek out places to get coffee.

Led by the former co-founder of, the head of digital at The New York Times and the Entertainment Industry Manager at Facebook, Some Spider Studios is based in New York and Los Angeles, and financed by e-commerce pioneers Vinit Bharara and Marc Lore.

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