Managing Editor

Work Type: Full Time
At Thndr we believe that investing should be easy and accessible to everyone. We started our journey to democratize investment in the region by removing commissions, account opening minimums, and launching an intuitive platform with a focus on education. This way investing opportunities can be attainable to all, no matter their income level or expertise.

About the role

Is the digital publishing field your playground? Do you have a great eye for content and detail? Are you fluent in multi-platform regional storytelling? A leader by nature, teamplayer and great communicator? 

We’re looking for a Managing Editor to work closely with the Media Lead on our media platform’s creative strategy as well as lead, mentor, and guide our editorial team.  Someone quick on their feet, organized, and knows great content a mile away. Someone to rally the team and make all day-to-day operations seamless and easy. 

What you’ll do day-to-day: 
  • Work closely with the Media Lead to develop our editorial & social strategies

  • Work closely with the Media Lead on establishing seamless workflows for the team to follow 

  • Follows set best practices, workflows, tools and templates to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the publishing process

  • Own and work closely with the team on developing our editorial calendar 

  • Manage the editorial team and guide them through feedback and mentorship 

  • Edits & approves the editorial team’s work making sure all content sets the bar globally, has no typos and is published on time

  • Brainstorm and ensure all content on the platform aligns with our vision and positions us at the forefront of making being informed about money & investing the coolest topic in town 

  • Ensures that our content, projects work toward our strategies and KPIs

  • Occasionally writes features / manages bigger video or audio projects 

  • Works closely with the SEO team to ensure that all content is published according to the SEO guidelines & strategy 

  • Work closely with the the Media Lead on managing content budgets 

  • Works closely with the creative & social team to ensure content is relevant and fit for  platform whether it’s Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, or TikTok 

  • Can manage strategic partnerships with other entities or with content creators to ensure proper value exchange 

  • Stay updated on the business world in MENA and have their finger on the pulse of what is happening 

  • Always on the lookout for new updates and how to optimize them for our channels

  • Analyze performance metrics across and report on results

    Some things we consider critical for this role:

    • Experience as managing editor relevant role 

    • Know a good headline, a good story, and how to grab your audience’s attention 

    • Excellent copywriting skills, spelling and grammar in Arabic & English 

    • Strong leadership skills and the ability to mentor and help others grow 

    • A strong reflection of our cultural and brand values—lead by example 

    • Sharp decision making skills based on data and analytics 

    • Ability of conceptualize and tell stories in any format 

    • You have a decent eye for design 

    • You have a sense of humor 

    • You have your finger on the pulse of what is happening 

    • You are fluent in internet culture and trends

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