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Publication or Company BermanBraun
Job Title Editor/Writer-Digital
Industry Internet/Online/New Media, Other Publishing, Social Media, Editor/Writer
Salary Competitive
Benefits 401K/403B, Dental, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Santa Monica, CA
Job Requirements Position Objective/Summary:

This Sr. Editor is based in Santa Monica. Role is mainly responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the website, in addition to writing content. Editor should have a special focus writing about cats or dogs (or both). Position reports to Executive Editor. This editor serves as “understudy” in Executive Editor’s absence in terms of editing news, features and co-owns relationship with freelance copyeditor. Editor will also play a role in co-producing videos on-site in Los Angeles/West Coast with BermanBraun video crew.

Essential Responsibilities:
-Help manage a small team of editors and freelancers
-Edit copy and line edit
-Maintain monthly/weekly editorial calendars
-Work with the Executive Editor to set both editoral and social media strategies in place
-Own & edit specific hubs (ex: Dogs, Homepage) on site (Weekly, Daily)
-Brainstorm creative ad solutions (Weekly or more)
-Assist ad solutions team with scheduling campaigns and assigning sponsorships tags on content & hubs
-Write features (photo galleries), news stories and package videos for site when needed
-Perform social media updates - Facebook, Twitter when needed
-Package expert content & facilitate relationships with freelance contributors and/or partners - -Assist Executive Editor in maintaining relationships/assignments with talent and expert contributors
-Attend industry and site-specific functions as assigned
-Troubleshoot technical/site errors alongside Product & Engineers

Essential Requirements & Experience:
-College graduate with degree in Journalism, English or Communications; strong interest in animals, science and nature
-Ideal candidate has written in the pets space, but science, nature, entertainment, comedy writing are a plus
-4 or more years in digital journalism or blogging: writing, reporting, editing, copywriting/promotional writing, photo selection
-SEO experience is a must
-Management experience
-Multiple CMS experience
-Proficient in MS Office, Excel, Photoshop, Google Drive
-Social Media platform best practices: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram, YouTube

Non-Essential/Preferred Skills & Knowledge:
-video production/field production experience
-event production
-celebrity and/or expert contacts
-mobile/apps
-vet tech or animal husbandry skills



About Our Company BermanBraun is an independent multimedia company based in Santa Monica, Calif. Founded in 2007 by Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun, the company has three divisions which include television, digital and feature film. BermanBraun’s digital division has created and manages some of the most popular properties online including celebrity news site WONDERWALL, in partnership with Microsoft. WONDERWALL ranks first in engagement among competitors and has averaged more than 17 million unique visitors during the past three months. Another property is the popular lifestyle and beauty site GLO, which BermanBraun operates in partnership with MSN and Hearst. GLO averages more than five million unique visitors per month. BermanBraun recently joined with AOL to launch MANDATORY, an authentic, relevant and irreverent online destination for men, and PAWNATION, a site for pets. Earlier this year, BermanBraun acquired Whiskey Media and launched its first site built on the Whiskey platform – TESTED WITH JAMIE AND ADAM. Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage are the stars of the hit television show MYTHBUSTERS on Discovery Channel, and have a strategic alliance with BermanBraun to create television and digital content and brands. In television, BermanBraun produces several series including DECEPTION (NBC), UNCHAINED REACTION (Discovery Channel), JUNK GYPSIES (HGTV), POLYAMORY (Showtime) and two additional shows for Discovery Channel. BermanBraun is also producing REWIND, a pilot for SyFy. For more information, please visit www.BermanBraun.com.
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