Executive Editor

Group Nine Media New York , NY 10007

Posted 5 months ago

Thrillist is looking for an experienced, driven editor to oversee all written work and be part of our senior management team. At Thrillist, we are excited to bring our audience stories about food, drink, travel and entertainment that are fun, serviceable and actionable.

We help our audience live their best lives. We strive to bring an energetic voice, curiosity, playfulness, enthusiasm, a sense of humor, a sense of place, a critical eye, and a deep cultural awareness and sensitivity to everything we publish.

Ideal candidates for this position will bring deep expertise in at least one of the fields we cover, and a passion for the others. A proven track record of leading editorial teams in the digital space is a must.

We're looking for a strong leader who can inspire a group of writers and editors to create their best work. While Thrillist.com continues to be the anchor of the brand, we are dedicated to being everywhere our audience is, so a keen understanding of all social media platforms, and how today's readers find information, is key to the role. As a senior member of the Thrillist team, you will also have a voice in all expressions of the brand, including events, video, podcasts and more.


  • Working with the Chief Content Officer, establish the overall voice and editorial of Thrillist written

  • Manage the work of all Thrillist written verticals: Food & Drink, Travel & Local, Entertainment

  • Establish output and traffic goals and work with the vertical editors to meet or exceed them. Use data insights and analytics to understand our audience, and inform the way curate and edit stories

  • Organize and maintain weekly, monthly, and annual editorial calendars and ensure deadlines are being met

  • Conceive of and oversee editorial initiatives that break through the clutter of an ever-growing media landscape and make Thrillist famous

  • Be a regular, active partner with Thrillist's distribution, video, and design teams to ensure every story is supported visually and promoted effectively


  • 10+ years of editorial experience in digital media, including at least 5 years of experience as an editor

  • Proven experience leading a large editorial team

  • A skilled writer and editor

  • Well organized, with experience managing content calendars

  • Strong social media presence

  • Deep understanding of how content is consumed and distributed online and via social and search platforms, with a particular emphasis on SEO

  • Good communicator both to members of your own team, to representatives of other departments, and members of the outside media world

The perks

We have amazing people. We can promise you'll work alongside some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry.

Our people work hard but we always have fun doing it. From pride to wellness to diversity, employees lead clubs that matter. We also know how to host a top-notch happy hour. Bottom line: we care about each other and we take our values seriously.

We value development. We are a high-performance organization that challenges itself to continuously grow.

We invest in employee development. You'll need to be great to get hired here and we promise you'll get even better once you're here.

We care about you. We offer company-paid parental leave for everyone #inclusion.

We also offer health, dental and vision insurance, along with a selection of voluntary benefits. Knowing that time out of the office is as important as time spent in the office, our vacation, sick, and federal holiday allowances ensure you have time to take care of yourself.

We invest in your future. We offer competitive compensation and a matching 401(k) plan. Depending on the role, options may also be granted.

We value diversity and inclusivity. Group Nine Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Group Nine Media is also a participant in e-verify.

We serve snacks, cold brew, coffee, and tea. Who needs anything else?

Group Nine reaches more people on mobile than any publisher in the U.S. Our mission is to tell great stories that spark action and make a real difference.

With nearly 45M Americans engaging with our content every day [source:

Nielsen Digital Content Ratings, January 2019], Group Nine's brands are built for the platforms where young people spend the majority of their time. We reach over 70% of Americans ages 18-34 every month [source:

Nielsen, December 2018]. Audiences spend nearly 3 billion minutes a month engaging with our category-defining brands - NowThis, the no. 1 most watched mobile news brand in the world; The Dodo, the no. 1 animal brand on digital; Thrillist, the most trusted digital brand in food, drink, travel & entertainment; and Seeker, the no. 1 science brand in the U.S. In 2017, Group Nine acquired Emmy nominated, Cannes Lion and Sundance Film Festival award-winning production studio, JASH.

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