CBS Corporation Executive Editor in San Francisco, California

Executive Editor

REF#: 30521


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff


JOB LOCATION: San Francisco, CA, US


CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and online operations of CBS Corporation as well as some of the top native digital brands in the entertainment industry. Our brands dive deep into the things people care about across entertainment, technology, news, games, business and sports. With over 1 billion users visiting our properties every quarter, we are a global top 10 web property and one of the largest premium content networks online.

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  • Better connecting you with the apps that power your life, is the trusted, safe, and secure resource for discovering the best mobile apps, games and software.

  • serves more than 50 Million global consumers each month. Our editors provide unbiased reviews and ratings for thousands of apps, games and software in the form of reviews, guides and curated lists. We provide timely, relevant, and credible information about important new app, games and software releases and updates as they become available. was the world’s original "app store" and now is the largest aggregated app and games catalog on Earth.

Role Details:

  • We are seeking a dynamic leader to establish a vision, strategy, and voice for editorial and to build a strong market leadership presence for the brand through cultivating strong relationships with the mobile apps, games and software developer and publisher community.

  • The ideal candidate has deep editorial expertise, knowledge and market leadership and direct editorial and content experience with mobile apps, games and/or software.

  • The Executive Editor will develop and implement a content and editorial strategy that establishes and grows’s reputation as the leader in mobile apps, games and software reviews. Focus on building strong capability producing relevant & interesting app reviews, app guides and curated lists of apps, software and games in both articles and video formats.

  • The Executive Editor will lead a team of in-house editors and content creators and will ensure the organization can scale to deliver great editorial content for a growing global audience.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Manage in-house and contractor editorial teams across the globe to develop content on a day-to-day basis.

  • Establish, publish and evangelize editorial strategy and publishing calendar. Establish content types & standards and determine right opportunities for video production.

  • Build strong relationships with mobile apps, games and software developers while maintaining independence, authority and credibility for the brand and organization.

  • Identify content opportunities by managing and coordinating with teams inclusive of product, design, integrated marketing, SEO, social, business intelligence, and research support groups.

  • Establish and implement brand and voice guidelines. Ensure all content is authoritative, on-brand, and consistent in terms of style, quality and tone of voice.

  • Develop and maintain a functional content calendar covering strategic topics, verticals and themes, as well as defining the owners for each area.

  • Take ownership of results of editorial strategy and lead content promotion efforts through search, social, PR and other promotion and distribution channels.

  • Evangelize editorial opportunities to Integrated Marketing and Sales teams.

  • Define and implement measurement systems that actively measure, manage, optimize and communicate the performance of the content put out by the business against the business’s operational objectives and strategies.

  • Participate in developing strategy and methodology that will help Download target new verticals and market opportunities.

  • Partner with other editorial leaders at CNET and across CBSi to create collaborative cross brand editorial opportunities.


What you bring to the team:

  • Bachelor’s degree, minimum - English, Literature, or Communications degree preferred.

  • 8+ years of experience as a respected editorial leader with proven editorial and managerial skills.

  • Tech savvy with direct experience in editorial for mobile apps, games and/or software.

  • Outstanding leadership, communication, written, and presentation skills.

  • Strong knowledge of search and social content optimization practices.

You might also have:

  • Experience leading a reviews organization

  • Experience leading video content production.

  • Digital video on camera experience

  • Audience development and content marketing experience beyond SEO and social (eq. Google AMP, Apple News and other distribution opportunities)



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