Content Director

Location: San Francisco, CA

Department: Editorial

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Senior Manager/Supervisor

Ready State is looking for a creative and ambitious senior leader with a strong sense of story and an eagerness to apply it in as many different ways as possible.


The content director will assign and edit stories from experienced staff reporters and freelancers. You’ll also be responsible for the substance and feel of videos, graphics, multimedia and interactive pieces, and an important contributor to the design and development of publishing sites.


You’ll work directly with clients to help them figure out how to publish content that engages audiences and helps their businesses. We hesitatingly call this content strategy. It’s a really interesting and important part of the job that gives you the chance to gain and master a variety of skills that journalism largely doesn’t cultivate. The right candidate sees the position this way.


You are curious, quick on your feet, comfortable in your own skin, motivated to learn new skills, and teach others what you know. You are likely a former journalist or editor, although it’s possible you have a more traditional creative background.



  • 8+ years of newsroom or similar experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Experience concepting and producing video content is a plus
  • Management experience or experience working with clients also a plus
  • Experience with analytics and distribution technologies, social campaigns, and audience development is also a plus


  • Assign and edit articles, graphics, videos
  • Work closely with clients
  • Think strategically about how to apply an editorial lens to marketing problems
  • Work with and sometimes manage art directors, copywriters and designers

This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship

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