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Vancouver City Editor

Daily Hive is the premier Canadian digital media publication for millennials. We are laser focused in delivering quality hyperlocal content to serve more than 2.5 millions visitors per month. With over 40 full-time employees and over 50 part-time staff and contributors, we’re going full speed ahead in 2018.

We are seeking ambitious go-getters fascinated by media who want to work in a fun, fast-paced environment with an energetic team. Reporting to the Editor-in-Chief, the Vancouver City Editor is responsible for producing industry-leading content that is unique to Vancouver and fuels readership.

The ideal candidate will live and breathe everything Vancouver, have a passion for media, penchant for editing, and leadership ability to elevate the quality of writing from those around them while working under pressure and on tight deadlines.

This is a full-time, permanent role based in downtown Vancouver.

Position responsibilities

  • Produce shareable articles in a concise, compelling, and structured format.
  • Edit, proofread, and publish articles ranging from simple photo posts to news stories to in-depth features.
  • Manage a team of full time writers, contributors, and editors.
  • Work with the EIC to develop content aligned with short-term and long-term goals.
  • Work with the Content Manager to maintain a long-term editorial calendar that details articles, columns, editorials, photography, art, and video needs.
  • Work with the Content Manager to ensure monthly contributor budgets are being met.
  • Collaborate with a team of editors and writers in the newsrooms to develop new content.
  • Build and maintain a roster of quality contributors with strategic networks.
  • Liaise with internal departments on the development of series and features.
  • Collaborate with a team of editors and writers in the newsrooms to develop new content.
  • Manage the daily assignment desk.
  • Contribute to the conversation about culture in our cities.
  • Work with a driven and highly motivated team across the company to support overall content operations.
  • Collaborate with the social media team to contribute to the growth of accounts.
  • Stay abreast of developments in digital media and other content platforms, including social.
  • Hold regular meetings with local team.
  • Attend events on behalf of Daily Hive as required.
  • Be a senior representative on the Daily Hive team.
  • Embrace and encourage a culture based on teamwork, creativity, and having fun.


  • Minimum 2 years of relevant industry experience.
  • Degree or diploma in English, marketing, communications, journalism, or relevant field.
  • Ability to efficiently and effectively proofread and edit content.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven experience as an effective team leader as well as the ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated digital media knowledge and expertise, including understanding of native content, content marketing, and social media best practices and tactics.
  • Proven track record in taking initiative, high productivity, and meeting deadlines.
  • A high level of accuracy, organization, and creativity while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in the use of WordPress or similar web publishing platforms.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML, photography, graphic design, and photo editing is an asset.
  • Proficiency in the use of social media platforms and interactive web applications, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Slack, and Google Analytics, is an asset.
  • Proven track record of producing content that contributes to business results.

Benefits of working with us

  • Medical/dental/vision benefits starting after three months.
  • Strong potential for long-term career growth and development with a fast-growing company.
  • Flexible work environment and vacation time.
  • Opportunity for further education and training.
  • Be part of a hard-working team that feels more like family than co-workers.
  • Office is conveniently located in downtown Vancouver near transit hubs.

Interested? Email your resume, salary expectations, and links to any published work and social media channels to [email protected], subject line “Vancouver City Editor.”

In lieu of a cover letter, please come up with three weekly or monthly series on different categories that could work for us. Make it as brief or detailed as you want, but be sure to include things like:

  • How many staff it would require
  • If any additional resources or components would be needed
  • What a timeline would look like

Daily Hive is an organization that values creativity, innovative thinking, and diversity. We offer a great opportunity to work alongside passionate and intelligent individuals, and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Posted December 5, 2017

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