Section Editor, Cars at Digital Trends

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Who We Are Looking For:

Electric cars aren’t a fad, they’re the future -- and our Cars Section Editor will guide our audience into this new chapter of transportation with authority. 

After years of covering the industry broadly, Digital Trends is refining its focus to solely cover the world of EVs and PHEVs. That means the Cars Section Editor has a different mandate than traditional automotive publications. You’ll explain to readers how to navigate the perks and pitfalls of going electric, what’s going on with the hottest automakers in the space, how EVs work, and also how tech affects transportation when you’re not behind the wheel. Think maintenance, navigation, automotive apps, firmware updates and more. 

DT’s Cars section will be the go-to site for news, opinions, features, reviews, and analysis of the EV world. Coverage will span from Tesla to Kia, everyday commuters to supercars, and on-the-lot models to futuristic concepts. 

This new world of EVs and PHEVs is exciting, but for anyone who’s spent their life pumping gas instead of plugging in, it’s all a bit daunting. DT’s Cars coverage will throw out a welcome mat for first-time EV buyers, while providing up-to-the-minute news for enthusiasts who want to know what’s next. We'll also cover the infrastructure that affects EV owners, from electricity rates and home charger installs, to shifts in battery and solar panel technologies. 

Section Editors are leaders. You’ll run a team of staff writers and freelance contributors, decide where to focus resources, make calls on what events we should cover, and maintain a coverage calendar. You’ll take the long view and plan coverage months in advance, integrating research from a wide range of teams. Yet you’ll also have to make split-second decisions when unexpected news breaks.  

Section Editors are expected to share their industry knowledge with the Digital Trends audience via multiple media channels, growing their industry presence using popular digital platforms.  

This is a remote position, but we have a preference for candidates near one of our offices in Portland, New York City, Los Angeles, or Chicago. Regardless of location, candidates should be willing to travel regularly as in-person meetings and events return.  

What You'll Do:

  • Develop and maintain expert-level knowledge of EVs, PHEVs, battery technology, and related infrastructure. 
  • Oversee every level of content production from freelance writers to staff writers and editors.  
  • Identify trends and top-performing articles to shape future editorial efforts.  
  • Maintain relationships with key companies to ensure timely and extensive industry coverage.  
  • Hire and train new writers with an eye and ear to quality, speed, and voice.  
  • Write informed reviews, thoughtful analysis, and pointed opinion pieces.  
  • Represent Digital Trends within the assigned area of expertise on video, television, radio and in print.  
  • Provide constructive, forward-looking input to help shape Digital Trends’ editorial standards.  
  • Other duties as assigned.  

You Have:

  • 3+ years' experience in an editorial position focusing on the car industry, with demonstrated expertise in EVs.  
  • A deep passion for and knowledge of EVs and PHEVs. 
  • Excellent writing and editing skills; able to write in a style that is interesting to the core audience.  
  • Communication and interpersonal skills; able to communicate and provide feedback effectively to others.  
  • Experience working with web content management systems (WordPress preferred) and Microsoft Office Suite.  
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills and attention to detail.  
  • College degree in journalism or related field preferred.  
  • Broad knowledge of the current tech landscape beyond just cars is a necessity.  
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks effectively and meet deadlines.  

What’s In It For You:

  • Great compensation (base salary, plus bonus) and exceptional benefits package including: medical, prescription, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), flexible spending accounts, pre-tax commuter transit and parking benefits, paid parental leave, sabbatical leave after 5 years of service, flexible paid time off, life insurance, company paid short-term and long-term disability.
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About Us

Digital Trends Media Group (DTMG) is the world’s largest independent innovation media company. 200 million people each month engage with our network of tech and lifestyle media brands, influencing culture and igniting conversation around the ever-evolving worlds of innovation. DTMG’s core demographic is the HENRY (High Earners Not Rich Yet) millennial, whose sphere of influence spans generations. Through in-depth reporting, product reviews, and commentary that entertains as much as it informs, we speak to the audiences that matter most, about the innovation that deeply affect their lives.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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Digital Trends operates in the Digital Media industry. The company is located in Portland, OR, Santa Monica, CA, Chicago, IL and New York, NY. Digital Trends was founded in 2006. It has 300 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 2 open jobs at Digital Trends, click here.
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