Managing Editor / Executive Producer
Global Online Interactive Properties
Washington, DC - USA
Search Firm Filcro Media Staffing reporting to company President.
OIC Tony Filson as Officer in Charge.
Search Group Production - Online
Based Washington, DC VA/MD Geo
U.S. based multinational utilizing technology to support the needs and potential of low-income individuals. Their goal is to create a 21st Century approach to fighting poverty using two main strategies:
- Developing web-based online content.
- Providing low-income people with technology infrastructure and capacity.
Managing Editor and Executive Producer of online properties and corporate communications
The need to Manage Media and Online Resources and award-winning, multilingual web portals that provide low-income individuals with web-based tools and information about financial services, education, jobs, health care, and family. The sites feature topics that can help people raise their standard of living by accessing information and learning how to take action on issues that are important to them and can change their lives.
Dissemination of one-of-a-kind educational tools that helps students, parents, teachers, and caregivers find education-related resources in their communities. By simply entering their zip codes, individuals are quickly on the path to finding information about schools, as well as quality and affordable after school tutoring and other learning programs in their neighborhoods. Users are able to comment, rate and review these services, thereby sharing their own experiences and expertise. These tools maximize the potential of technology to support parents in the journey to help their children achieve academic success.
Executive Search Committee Member Industry and Sector inclusion
- Television Broadcasting
- Digital and Online Properties
- Corporate Philanthropy
Subsequent to Filcro Media Staffing Being Retained
The Filcro Media Staffing OIC Tony Filson participated in a number of phone conferences with the President and the senior most communications executive to establish current and future objectives for the digital properties.
Challenges Facing the New Managing Editor / Executive Producer
- Establish new editorial and content standards across two sites and corporate
- Developing, maintaining and growing content, interactive services and features including maintaining exiting content and synergies to national and local websites
- Establishing content priorities and production schedules across multiple sites
- Managing channel editors and freelance writers for money, jobs, school, family and health content including all translation services
- Maintaining content advisory groups for each channel
- Writing and editing
- Collaborating with the design and web development staff
Filcro Media Staffing’s Recruitment Solution
Filcro Media Staffing proceeded to Identify the "best in industry" Editors, Editors-in-Chief, Digital Executive Producers and Web Site GM’s with proven efficacy with similar content and audiences. The firm conducted a national search concentrating on (5) five markets based on media metrics appearing to have the greatest populations to draw from for candidate universe compilation. These figure were derived based on similar searches conducted for other clients.
Successful Managing Editor / Executive Producer Recruited
A Managing Editor with more than 15 years of experience in publishing and new media. The executive brings editorial, marketing and new product development expertise to the firm from world class media organizations.
Prior to joining the firm the Managing Editor consulted to executives at some of the top health and lifestyle media companies, including Discovery Communications, Revolution Health Group, Lifescript, Inc. and Choice Media, to create and develop content, marketing and redesign strategies for digital platforms.
She was also the Vice President of Spectrum Science Communications’ Interactive Division where she launched and built the integrated creative services and Web marketing department of a full-service public relations firm.
The new Managing Editor served as a key member of the team that launched Discovery Health where she held the positions of Director of Business Development and Editorial Director for the portals. She was also the Executive Editor of Phillips Internationals’ Women’s Publishing Group where she launched and managed several new businesses, including the company’s first Web properties that fully optimized content from print for online and mobile monetization.
Early in her career, she developed new publications and launched a division of St. Anthony’s publishing, which was later purchased by United Healthcare’s Ingenix Corporation. She was a Division Manager for IIR, an international publishing and conference company based in New York City.
The executive was successfully attracted and relocated. The goals and objectives of the client have been met and the web properties and corporate communication areas reflect a honed, polished and effective environment utilizing comprehensive technology to assimilate and disseminate information.
The officer in charge of this search was Tony Filson.
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