Senior Editor, Style

Location
New York
Posted
May 27, 2011
Closes
Jun 26, 2011
Contact
Human Resources
Category
Digital Media
Duration
Full Time
Job Description:


The Senior Editor for iVillage Style & Beauty is responsible for overseeing the programming and producing the Style channel of iVillage, as well as contributing to style-related content to other channels, including Home, Parenting and Entertainment. She/He will report to the Deputy Editor, Lifestyle & Cross-Site news, and will work closely with other members of the Lifestyle team to create style content that can work across all of iVillage.


  • Conceiving, editing and publishing online content, including frequent blog posts, slideshows, special features and more
  • Contributing to and writing for other iVillage channels, including home and parenting
  • Working with our outside partner to expand usage, awareness and promotion of iVillage Makeover Tool
  • Assigning features to freelancers and working with the legal department to create contracts; managing freelancer budget and working with accounting to create and submit invoices
  • Programming promotional areas on the Style & Beauty homepage and iVillage.com homepage
  • Working with marketing to promote iVillage Style & Beauty content through social media
  • Working product and tech teams on the development of new iVillage Style & Beauty tools and apps that build engagement and increase audience participation in the site
  • Working with Chief Content Executive and other team members to increase engagement and build community on the message boards and throughout the site
  • Maintaining editorial calendar for Style & Beauty
  • Managing publicity outreach for experts, star bloggers and celebrity contributors
  • Working with producers and technology team to maintain the site, fix bugs and implement improvement
  • Overseeing creation of daily newsletter and weekly newsletters
  • Monitoring traffic and analyzing numbers to program content accordingly; monitoring online competition and being on top of the online style & beauty landscape
  • Assisting with sales requests


Basic Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's Degree (English, Journalism or Communications preferred)
  • Minimum 5 years of web content, Internet or editorial experience
  • Exceptionally strong writing, editing, and copy editing skills (a very strong copy-editing eye is a must); AP-style familiarity and ability to edit content to fit a desired voice
  • CMS experience (such as Drupal or Wordpress)
  • Daily online publishing experience, with proven ability to produce and write with speed, including sourcing products online when needed
  • Able to generate style based ideas based on trends, news of the days and top-of-mind issues
  • A deep knowledge and love of the Style & Beauty editorial space, with a special appreciation for the real life challenges facing todays busy women, especially in regards to budget and body image
  • Strong idea person who enjoys working with others to brainstorm fresh stories and unique service pieces
  • Photographic memory and pop cultural knowledge a plus


Eligibility Requirements:


  • External applicants are encouraged to submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered
  • Must be willing to work in New York, NY
  • Must be willing to take drug test and submit to a background investigation including a credit check
  • Must be 18 years or greater
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States Must be covered by Solutions, NBCUs Alternative Dispute Resolution Program


Desired Characteristics:


  • Strong organizational skills and solid work ethic
  • Passion for style, fashion, and beauty
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to take direction well and provide self-direction
  • Hands-on motivated team player
  • Some blogging and social media experience
  • Knowledge of basic HTML and Photoshop


NBC Universal is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer promoting diversity in the workplace. We invite and encourage response from women, persons of color, veterans and the disabled.

Please apply via our Career site.

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