Open position: Managing Editor
Are you a Classic Driver?
You love classic cars more than anything else and boast an encyclopaedic knowledge of them? You’re a gifted writer with a nose for exciting stories with surprising twists? Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube are your natural habitats and you know the trending topics and most influential accounts like the back of your hand? You enjoy working remotely with an international team. You have a great eye for photography and visual compositions? You’re a born multitasker who relishes working in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines? And you can keep complex photo and video productions under control, even when things don’t work out as planned? If the answer to all the above questions is an emphatic ‘yes!’, then we might have a job for you…
Your duties and responsibilities
As our Managing Editor, your main role is to coordinate the day-to-day output of Classic Driver’s magazine, social media channels and newsletters. Working together with our experienced team in London and Zurich, you plan, schedule, produce, proof and publish short news as well as in-depth feature stories. You closely follow the collector car scene and develop new ideas on a daily basis. On your search for new and exciting content, you constantly browse the Classic Driver Market and look out for the most interesting, rare and unusual cars for sale. You manage our global freelancer network and work closely with renowned and talented photographers, journalists and videographers. You oversee international professional photo and video productions with the world’s most desirable cars and attend exclusive events. You liaise with leading car and luxury brands, auction houses and traders, and interview influential personalities from the automotive scene. You help to further develop the Classic Driver brand and grow your own experience and reputation along the way.
Your skills and qualifications
As the ideal candidate, you possess:
An undying passion for and knowledge of classic cars and the collector car scene
Excellent written English skills for writing and proof-reading articles
A sharp sense for style and visual aesthetics for content curation
A broad interest in culture and lifestyle topics – e.g. watches, yachts, design, architecture
A deep understanding of the mechanisms of Instagram and similar social media channels
Advanced experience in automotive journalism, digital publishing and visual storytelling
A competitive spirit and high expectations on the quality of your own work
Razor-sharp attention to detail
A talent for multi-tasting and willingness to work remotely within the fast-paced, high pressure environment of the digital production process
Familiarity with Content Management Systems, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop
Degree-level education in Journalism, English or another relevant subject
A keen desire to identify with Classic Driver, become an essential part of the brand and help develop it even further
If you are qualified to join the Classic Driver editorial team, send an email to[email protected]and let us know why you would be the perfect candidate for the job. A CV would be useful as well.
About Classic Driver
Classic Driver is one of the world’s most popular and influential channels for collector car culture. Millions of passionate and dedicated readers, enthusiasts and collectors from around the world browse our curated marketplace, read our influential magazine and follow our fast-paced social media channels in order to discover and buy the world’s most beautiful automobiles, as well as vintage motorcycles, elegant yachts, rare watches, sought-after collectables, and luxury homes. craftsmanship, and heritage, Classic Driver also caters to the growing global demand for tangible assets and alternative investments.Our headquarters are located in Zurich and London.