News Editor

New York
Jan 08, 2013
Feb 07, 2013
Mr. Carolyn Kylstra
Full Time
News Editor is seeking a quick, clever, and whip-smart news editor. The ideal candidate will be able to work autonomously and with the rest of the team, and should possess a passion for service writing while being a stickler for solid health reporting. The news editor will be a key player on the editorial team, reporting to the site director. The position is based in Women’s Health’s New York office.

Key Responsibilities:
—Stay on top of embargoed health, food, psych, sex, and wellness research to identify emerging stories and trends
—Manage a monthly news budget that produces an average of 5 – 7 news stories per day, 5 days a week, written by staffers, freelancers, and occasionally you
—Assign, edit, and schedule all news stories, with occasional publishing and SEO duties as the need arises
—Manage a monthly freelance budget for news stories
—Add life, voice, and personality to stories produced in house and out, with a focus on clarity, tone, and service
—Ensure all stories are edited, accurate, and in line with the Women’s Health brand
—Update homepage 5 days per week with fresh content and irresistible display copy
—Grow news traffic, in consort with the rest of the editorial team, across all channels of the website
—Contribute to feature centers, blogs, newsletters, syndication, SEO, production, promotion, social media, and other site needs on an as-needed basis

The ideal candidate will have:
—3-5 years’ worth of professional media experience
—Experience managing a daily news budget
—A strong service-journalism sensibility
—Experience editing and managing multiple freelancers and staffers
—An interest in integrative health, psychology, relationships, fitness and food
—A bachelor's degree in journalism, communications or English
—An understanding of Web metrics and SEO
—Experience working in WordPress and Drupal

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

Interested? Send a cover letter, resume, and clips to site director Carolyn Kylstra –

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