Staff Editor, MotorTrend at MotorTrend Group

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Machines that Move Us. 

People who Inspire Us.

Stories that Drive Us.


Check us out: http://bit.ly/MotorTrendG


About Us


We are MotorTrend.

With a monthly reach of more than 131 million, the MotorTrend Group is the largest automotive media company in the world. Launched with MotorTrend’s iconic magazine 70 years ago, the company now has a global reach that includes MotorTrend TV, the MotorTrend streaming service, MotorTrend.com, and Hot Rod magazine, with franchises that include MotorTrend Car of the Year, Roadkill, Wheeler Dealers, Best Driver’s Car and dozens more.   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, 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 Staff Editor | MotorTrend (full-time, salaried, regular) will be responsible for creating and delivering high-quality editorial (both assigned and self-generated) for the MotorTrend brand, ranging from quick-hit daily stories to innovative and expansive features. The Staff Editor must be able to meet their content production goals and will often be asked to perform under tight deadlines. Essential duties and responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Create original editorial for the MotorTrend brand (i.e. features, reviews, columns, video scripts, breaking news, etc.) with a high degree of factual accuracy and grammatical correctness and employing proper search engine optimization techniques.
  • Evaluate and road test vehicles in the MotorTrend fleet as assigned.
  • Attend various out-of-office events as assigned and file timely editorial from those events.
  • Develop large-scale feature story ideas and work with cross-functional teams on planning and execution.
  • Establish and maintain industry contacts in order to help further MotorTrend editorial goals.
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned by the Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position may include supervising one or more employees where applicable.

Supervisory responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide consistent training, support, and mentorship to team
  • Fairly and consistently ensure compliance with company policies and procedures

Education/Experience:

  • Journalism or English degree desired
  • At least 5+ years publishing experience preferred
  • Previous experience in vehicle evaluation and long-form journalism recommended
  • Superior driving skills a plus

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Excellent writer able to communicate complex issues in a lively, clear, and concise manner
  • Experience working with multi-disciplinary teams engaged in off-site enterprise content creation
  • Able to work quickly and meet tight deadlines
  • Knowledge of content management tools (i.e. WordPress) and publishing procedures desired

Physical Requirements:

  • The ability to sit for prolonged period of time and view computer screen.
  • Frequent travel, often for periods lasting 3-10 days.

Equipment/Software Used:

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (InCopy, Photoshop, InDesign)
  • WordPress content management system
  • SmartSheets workflow tracking system

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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Technology we use

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Location

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

President

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.

Culture
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
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, In-office fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
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
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Video Games.
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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