Evenings and Weekends Editor - AOL ON

New York
Mar 06, 2013
Apr 05, 2013
Mr. Mark Lausten
Full Time
AOL On is seeking a passionate, video-obsessed pop culture and news junkie to come aboard as our evenings and weekends editor. You'll own the site on evenings and weekends, reporting directly to the Head of Consumer Programming. You'll scour our library for the best and freshest video content across key verticals such as News and Entertainment, curating AOL On’s coverage of current events and hot news topics. AOL On is web’s largest curated video library, so if you're obsessed with everything and anything video, this would be a perfect fit for you.

The ideal candidate will be a team player (ego at the door, please!), a self-starter who can work independently in order to meet goals, comfortable in a dynamic and fast-paced and largely news-driven environment, bringing energy, passion and a positive attitude to everything they do, and will not be afraid to roll up their sleeves in order to tackle tasks big and small.

This is a great entry-level opportunity for someone to learn the operational ropes of fast-growing video business, while making a direct impact on its success and.


•Ensuring fresh, compelling and relevant content is available 24/7
•Monitoring a weekly editorial calendar and schedule
•Interfacing with our Homepage Editor to ensure content flow
•Making bold choices, crafting clever headlines and tease copy, choosing and cropping appropriate imagery
•Creating and scheduling content pieces for social media outlets, newsletters and email blasts with an emphasis on metrics
•Understanding the AOL On audience, its interests and what it responds to
•Managing competing priorities, fielding pitches from diverse sources, budgeting time
•Monitoring and analyzing site traffic/usage data to make informed programming decisions that are aligned with our business

•Experience writing or editing for a large website, with at least a couple of relevant internships under your belt
•Proven ability to get viral traffic
•Experience using social media in a professional capacity
•Thorough understanding of SEO, web copyright standards, fact-checking and web research
•Familiarity with standard photo-editing tools (PhotoShop suite)
•Established social media presence or blogging experience – a strong advantage

Please email resume to: MLLausten@aol.com

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