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Publication or Company about.com
Job Title Content Manager
Industry Internet/Online/New Media
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location New York, NY
Job Requirements About.com is seeking a Content Manager whose primary responsibility is to improve content quality. His / her secondary responsibility is to promote and market content in order to drive traffic and foster interaction. This person will be a smart self-starter with excellent editorial skills. Experience in an online publishing environment is required and experience working with freelance writers is a strong plus.

Primary Responsibilities:

- Regular editorial analysis of About.com content in order to determine writers' skill level and ability to align with About.com best practices for quality, tone, style, structure, formatting, accuracy, and user satisfaction.
- Provide regular, structured feedback and best practices documentation to freelancers in order to improve network quality and grow page views.
- Track competitive landscape to identify future trends, potential risks, and opportunities.
- Recommend new GuideSites, topic areas, and content partnerships to keep taxonomy current and relevant

Secondary Responsibilities:

- Promote the best About.com content via newsletters, channel and homepages and social media in order to reach and engage with readers and drive traffic back to About.com.
- Experiment with new ways to leverage Web 2.0 and social media tools.
- Monitor trends in social media tools and apply that knowledge as appropriate to deepen user interaction and drive traffic


- Bachelor's Degree
- 3-5 years experience creating or editing online content
- Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to explain complex concepts in simple language via email, online documentation, webinars, phone calls and more
- Detail oriented and deadline focused with solid copyediting, proofreading, and rewriting skills, as well as deep understanding of what works on the web
- Strong copywriter, capable of writing clicky, lively headlines and blurbs
- Consistently up to date with current events and general lifestyle topics; able to identify newsworthy articles and topics of interest to a wide audience
- Passion for helping people solve problems both large and small
- Ability and willingness to be an active contributor in departmental and planning meetings
- Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment and become familiar with new topics quickly
- Well-versed in current Web trends and concepts
- Proactive, flexible team player with a sense of humor and a good attitude, able to roll with the punches and change direction as necessary
About Our Company The About Group is part of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI), a leading internet company with more than 50 fast-growing, highly-related brands serving loyal consumer audiences. The About Group offers the best of both worlds. As a top ranked Web property, we combine the excitement of a fast paced, start-up atmosphere with the stability of a strong parent company. Here you can make a real and positive difference to people as part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the most relevant answers and solutions to our users’ needs by empowering them to accomplish those needs band move forward in their daily lives.

Join the About Group through its family of properties which include:

- About.com
- CalorieCount.com
- ConsumerSearch.com
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