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Viral Content Editor

Publication or Company 
Industry  Internet/Online/New Media, Magazine Publishing
Benefits 401K/403B, Dental, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location New York, NY
Job Requirements Job Description:

This new role will report in to the Special Projects Director in HDM’s Editorial Operations Group and will work closely with the editors on all of the HDM brands. This person is responsible for monitoring breaking news and identifying viral stories, as well as pitching and producing shareable content across all of HDM's social networks.


- Follow news online from an array of sources, especially social media

- Share news as it happens with relevant editors

- Write up viral feature stories to be published across sites

- Collaborate with photo and other news room editors to generate ideas on how to cover big news stories

- Focus on viral and shareable content, content that drives traffic

- Understand the voice and audience for an array of different sites


- At least 3 years writing experience in digital media

- Bachelor’s Degree in relevant major (Journalism, English, etc.)

- Background in news gathering and reporting

- Creativity and confidence to share unique perspective and ideas

-Ability to receive constructive criticism professionally, and quickly apply the feedback

- Good judgment about news stories and what works to drive audience engagement

- Familiarity with pop culture, fashion, trends

- Excellent at producing content with digital-friendly language

- Versed in using Facebook Insights, Omniture, Chartbeat

- Understanding of editorial best practices including SEO, story packaging, and social sharing

- Weekend and evening work will be required as part of the news cycle

- Social media experience a must!
About Our Company About Hearst Digital Media:
We are a company of entrepreneurial problem solvers obsessed with connecting people: to ideas, to stories, to each other, to things that help them lead more fulfilling lives. We’re building a modern digital media platform designed from the ground up to empower storytelling – stories that power a portfolio of new products that you’ll launch. Our team is smart, diverse and growing. You’ll be joining a group who love learning from and sparring with each other. We’re creating an amazing place to work. Take the journey with us!