Associate Editor, Travel

New York
Oct 06, 2012
Nov 05, 2012
Full Time
About AOL
Passionate, curious, creative? Our employees have helped to create popular and engaging online products and destinations that attract over 150 million unique visitors each month globally. As a result, AOL is a leading global web services company with a substantial worldwide audience, a suite of powerful web brands and industry leading products, and one of the largest advertising networks in the United States. We look for people that are exceptionally imaginative, collaborative, and truly psyched about our mission to inform, entertain and connect the world.
About AOL Services
AOL Services focuses on curating the best content, products, and services mirrored to real human behavior – what people need to make their digital lives as convenient as possible. We create an integrated experience that allows AOL consumers to feel like valued AOL Members, gaining access to the most useful content from some of the best brands, communication tools, and valuable services. Whether through communication products like AOL Mail and AIM, our mobile services, or our subscription packages, AOL Services is pivotal in driving traffic and user engagement across the AOL network.
Role & Responsibilities
As Associate Editor, Travel, you will report to the Senior Travel Editor and you will work closely with the Features Editor. You will be responsible for updating the site daily with fresh news, features and video, optimizing web traffic, promoting content on social media and growing AOL Travel's community.
• Acquire, edit, publish and promote content-specific blogs and original contentâ?¨Load breaking news stories and videos for your siteâ?¨
• Manage calendar as it relates to your site -- creating season-based articles and packages showcasing specific themes, topics and conceptsâ?¨Implement SEO best practices on all article pages and content packagesâ?¨
• Maintain all sections of AOL Travel -- updating frequently with fresh contentâ?¨Manage workflowâ?¨
• Promote AOL Travel through social mediaâ?¨Work with Travel Editor or Senior Editor and Features Editor to execute slideshows, video production and writing projectsâ?¨
• Support needs of Features Editor/Travel Editor/Senior Editorâ?¨Cover events when appropriate for your site and write about themâ?¨â?¨
• Bachelors degree, 1-3 years experienceâ?¨
• Must be a strong writer AND editor/copy editorâ?¨
• Required to have a basic understanding of SEO and social mediaâ?¨
• Must have a strong interest in and prior knowledge of parenting/health/lifestyleâ?¨

• Ability to analyze traffic data and track metrics, and respond to themâ?¨Basic understanding of HTML, Photoshop and blog publishing platformsâ?¨
• Must be an organized, self-motivated and thrive in a team environmentâ?¨
• Endless energy and ideas for high-quality, reliable content, and exceptional drive to maximize its visibilityâ?¨An avid communicatorâ?¨
• Detail Orientedâ?¨Video editing skills a big plus

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