Senior Content Strategist, Editorial at Ranker

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Ranker is looking for a data-driven, creative, and pop culture obsessed Senior Content Strategist to join the team and help build our overall content strategy. In particular, we are looking for a strategist with a good head for content across broad topics who has an eye for clear and engaging content, strong communication skills, and the desire to constantly adapt to changes in the way people consume content. 

This is a Remote US role, though if you live in Southern California, all the better. We will not be taking any applicants who are not located in the US. 

This position is a unique opportunity to help lead Ranker's efforts in an ever-evolving, critical space, and work with all departments of the company. The ideal candidate is highly strategic, resourceful, creative, analytical, entrepreneurial, and collaborative.

The right person for this role has solid digital media experience and is the kind of person who obsesses over details, thrives in a collaborative environment, and jumps at the opportunity to take on new challenges.

What you’ll do: 

  • Synthesize your creative brain and content experience with our data-focused team to interpret and execute on various content strategies
  • Support the Publishing Operations team in key strategic initiatives, leading multiple focus/improvement initiatives simultaneously, and “growth hacking” new approaches. 
  • Help ensure these strategies are executed once proper buy-in and support has been secured
  • Establish strong working relationships with the Product, Video, and Marketing team to become a strategic thought partner to all aspects of our businesses
  • Coach and mentor junior members of the Publish Operations team as they hone their skill sets and build their careers

What you bring to the table: 

  • Data-driven, intent-minded and pop culture obsessive.
  • 5+ years experience managing and/or steering editorial efforts and/or distribution efforts for digital media 
  • An innate understanding of fandom and fanbases and content fanbases are drawn to, including ones that you may have no personal interest in or deep knowledge of
  • Experience and confidence in management and mentoring of younger team members; your own Rolodex of talent who you could bring to grow our efforts
  • Adaptable to the rapidly changing ways people find content
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing, collaborative team environment
  • Distribution focused - must be very strong in either social distribution or SEO, ideally a recent background in both arenas 
  • Understanding of what the marketplace (users and advertisers) cares about brand-wise from a digital publisher, and ability to direct editorial efforts accordingly
  • Gut understanding of cost-benefit analysis and hit and miss ratio of content at a granular level

A big plus if you have: 

  • If you have experience and/or a brain that thinks about taxonomies
  • Some experience in digital video
  • Hands-on editorial experience (writing, copy editing) 
  • If you can think the way that a research survey editor thinks
  • Experience in optimizing recirculation for content sites
  • Experience in “affiliate monetized” content

About Ranker/Watchworthy:

Ranker attracts more than 30 million monthly unique visitors worldwide and is the leader in fan-powered rankings on just about everything. Whatever the topic - TV, movies, video games, sports, brands, food, lifestyle - Ranker puts the vote into the hands of millions rather than a few critics to answer the questions we are most passionate about. Over 1 billion votes now power Ranker Insights, a treasure trove of psychographic correlation data that delivers personalized consumer recommendations (“if you like X, you’ll also like Y, Z”), and also audience insights to marketers, studios, and platforms seeking a deeper understanding of consumer tastes and preferences. Launched in 2020 and powered by Ranker data, our new Watchworthy app is the only statistically relevant, crowd-sourced TV recommendation app available to consumers. Ranker made #187 on Deloitte’s 2019 Technology Fast 500 featuring the fastest growing companies in North America and Built In LA’s Top 50 Mid-Sized Companies To Work For in 2020. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Ranker has 110 employees and has grown steadily every year. 

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Location

Located conveniently in the Mid-Wilshire district, minutes from Beverly Hills, Miracle Mile, and the 10 Freeway.

An Insider's view of Ranker

How does your team reward individual success?

What I love about being a part of Ranker's Audience Development team is that one person's success is celebrated not just as a personal victory, but as a triumph for our whole team. Every day we are encouraged to step outside of the box and speak our minds; to be creative and analytical without fear of rejection.

Amanda Bennett

Audience Development Specialist

What projects are you most excited about?

The best part about working at Ranker is the wide variety in the types of projects we might work on. We could be working on site optimization one week and creating big data management systems the next. Our latest project is a soon-to-be-released TV recommendation app that utilizes the latest in web development and machine learning tech.

Skylar Wolf

Senior Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

Ranker offers me the opportunity to flourish in a completely original creative manner. Working here has provided me with the opportunity to cover a large array of subjects I'm passionate about such as pop-culture and entertainment. By treating my voice and skill sets as an asset to the company, I have been given a sense of freedom and growth.

Erin Maxwell

Entertainment Editor

What is your vision for the company?

Our focus for 2020 is expanding Ranker beyond our high-trafficked site (Quantcast Top 50) via growing video, globalization, licensing Rankings IP, growing the Ranker Insights business unit and most importantly, launching a new game-changing personalized TV recommendations app.

Clark Benson

Founder & CEO

What's something quirky about your company?

At Ranker, we are all about votable lists. We even have an enormous, interactive list on display in our lobby — anyone in the office can arrange the items on the list to their own taste. Anything from top sitcom moms to fictional pets you'd love to have, there's always a good debate going on. We even vote on our favorite catered lunches!

Andre Rodriguez

PR Manager

What are Ranker Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home Full-time remote for all positions currently during COVID - we will reevaluate this once the landscape changes.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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