Newsletter Editor at MotorTrend Group

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Machines that Move Us.
People who Inspire Us.
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About Us
We are MotorTrend.
With a monthly reach of more than 131 million, MTG is the largest automotive media company in the world. With franchises including MotorTrend, Hot Rod, Automobile, Wheeler Dealers, Roadkill, Best Driver’s Car, and dozens of other world-class brands, we are reimagining storytelling around mobility. Our portfolio brings together Discovery’s #1 TV network for automotive super fans, with our vast automotive digital platform that includes direct-to-consumer products, websites, apps, connected TVs, social, and live events.
Our People
The people who work at MotorTrend embody the passion of our content, and wake up every day intent on embracing, entertaining, and empowering the motoring world.
The Role
Job Summary & Responsibilities:

The Newsletter Editor (full-time, salaried, regular) will be responsible for editing, constructing, distributing and tracking performance of MotorTrend Group’s editorial newsletters. The position will help support 22 editorial brands with over 110M engaged automotive enthusiasts, and deploy multiple newsletters to millions of subscribers.
The ideal candidate will have experience in deploying newsletters from development to day-to-day execution including but not limited to coding emails, creating/segmenting lists, tagging links, setting up tests, building and scheduling email campaigns, quality assurance, monitoring and reporting campaign results.
We are also looking for a colleague with great communication skills, a strong sense of ownership, and an ability to collaborate effectively and grow our newsletters’ impact. This is a full-time position based in our El Segundo office.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Help curate content along with editorial team for all editorial newsletters
• Build new daily, weekly and monthly newsletters for all teams
• Produce, schedule and proofread all newsletters and drive timely execution against the calendar
• Manage A/B tests on platform
• Assist in management of subscriber lists
• Participate in the ongoing optimization of the newsletter sign up flow
• Track and report to executive, strategy and editorial teams on newsletter performance including traffic, open rates, click through rate, bounce rates, and unsubscribes
• Generate new ideas and collaborate with editorial and strategy team to bring new ideas to life and continually optimize upon existing products
• Keep up-to-date on newsletter best practices
• Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing or business.
• 1-3 years’ experience building newsletters in marketing, media or journalism field.
• Experience using third-party email applications.
• Experience in HTML and Photoshop or a willingness and desire to learn these tools.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
• Strong creative eye and ability to whittle down messaging to be concise, snackable and interesting, compelling action.
• Ability to leverage analytics and complex data sets to understand campaign performance, identify optimization opportunities, drive decisions and measure outcomes.
• Excellent written communication and copywriting skills.
• Organizational and project management skills.
Physical Requirements:
• The ability to sit for a prolonged period of time and view / work on a computer.
• May require some work on weekends and early mornings due to nature of breaking news and time of scheduled deployments.
Equipment/Software Used:
• Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Google (documents, sheets)
• Photoshop
• Dreamweaver
Work Environment:
• Work is performed in an office environment that is well lit and ventilated.
NOTE: This position description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict any other tasks that may be assigned.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including but not limited to all local Fair Chance Ordinances.

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Conveniently located next to the 405, LAX, Douglas Metro Green Line stop, and the beach! Many walkable food/coffee/tea, grocery, and shopping options.

An Insider's view of MotorTrend Group

What are some social events your company does?

We work hard and love to celebrate our diligence. We host wellness classes, caterings, have arcade machines and give back in our community. We go to Dodger's Stadium, K1 Speed, host movie nights, and get free access to MTG events. Summer time is the best time at MotorTrend! We have KidsDay, ice cream bars, pizza parties and end with a company BBQ.

Stephanie Rios

Human Resources Generalist

What is your vision for the company?

Every day our team wakes up ready to Embrace Entertain & Empower a motoring world. Embracing the Car-Nivore in all of us. Entertaining our 110 MM digital fans with addictive storytelling & experiences. Empowering MotorTrend families with over 70 yrs of street cred. MotorTrend is building a billion-dollar car company without building a single car.

Alex Wellen


What's something quirky about your company?

As an automotive enthusiast, working at MotorTrend is the realization of a dream. Each day brings something new, from million dollar Pagani's to LowRiders and HotRods. MotorTrend is on the cutting edge of technology implementation and we are diving the way consumers now consume content via their mobile device and television apps.

Thomas Rosquin

SEO Manager

What are MotorTrend Group Perks + Benefits

MotorTrend Group Benefits Overview

We offer comprehensive health benefits for you and your family.

Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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