SEO Editor (six-month contract)

New York
Oct 05, 2012
Nov 04, 2012
Hiring Manager
Full Time
Job Description

R29 is looking for an SEO editor to work closely with our team to oversee and manage the editorial and publishing standards of R29 content. This is a six-month contract position.

Some things you’ll be doing:

Helping to select and assign trending topics based on editorial requirements and audience potential to our local and global editors.
Maintaining strong relationships and daily communication with editorial staff relating to target keywords, research queries, and inquiries regarding direction of stories.
Working with the deputy editor to implement and monitor various guidelines and best practices for the editorial team, while maintaining our standards of excellence.
Making light editing decisions based on R29 style and voice.
Performing quality control relating to keyword usage in copy, as well as more largely, meta deta, keeping in an eye to grammar, spelling, punctuation, and syntax errors, as well as search engine capability.
Working with the deputy editor and editor in chief on editorial calendar planning, ensuring the representation of search goals in a way that readers will find compelling, managing editorial-wide search engine performance-related efforts, and fielding daily questions from writers and editors.
Pitching and writing content, and contributing to the site as needed.


Minimum 2 years of editorial experience in publishing and digital media
Clear understanding of web publishing, experience working with custom CMS and a working knowledge of SEO
Obsessive knowledge of fashion, lifestyle, and pop culture, and a familiarity with the Refinery29 voice and aesthetic
Experience with HTML and Photoshop
Strong analytical reasoning skills
Must be able to interact with and understand online date from Google Analytics
MS Excel proficiency
Must be able to effectively deliver clear, constructive feedback
Must be highly organized, motivated, and a driven, focused, self-starter
Must be team-oriented, responsive, and comfortable collaborating, but also able to work independently

Additional Information

Does this sound like you? Let us know why we should meet. For consideration, you must submit your resume and cover letter explaining:
why we should meet
why you want to join Refinery29

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