Executive Editor

Santa Monica
May 02, 2013
Jun 01, 2013
Hiring Manager
Full Time
Total Beauty Media is looking for an executive editor who can shape and direct the editorial content of TotalBeauty.com. We need someone who knows how to whip lackluster copy into shape; someone who can write a sticky, super-clickable headline (or 25) quickly; someone who can lead and teach a team of junior editors and interns; someone who can make TotalBeauty.com the site everyone is talking about. This is a full-time position in our Santa Monica office.


-- Lead daily editorial meetings and get the team fired up to write lots of compelling blog posts and photo slideshows
-- Edit staff writers' content quickly
-- Coach staff writers to help build their writing and editing skills
-- Re-package ho-hum stories and turn them into highly shareable posts
-- Oversee idea generation and execution of multi-million dollar sponsored content campaigns
-- Work closely with the editor-in-chief to ensure copy is hitting traffic goals
-- Manage all social media, making sure staff writers are posting super-engaging stories to all of our channels

-- A big ideas person, who isn't afraid to take risks and who motivates the editorial team to take risks
-- Someone with managing experience, who knows how to hire and lead a team of young, hungry writers and editors
-- A clever writer/editor with a nose for a great story and the ability to package it into a unique and engaging blog post, video, or photo slideshow
-- Lots of assigning experience, and a rolodex of excellent freelance writers and editors
-- Understanding of metrics and SEO is a plus
-- A true journalist who wants to work at company where the line between church and state is clear
-- Experience developing editorial calendars and content lineups
-- Ability to write headlines and subs that make you want to click
-- Knowledge of the competitive landscape and a burning desire to ensure Total Beauty remains the No. 1 beauty website destination for women

Mandatory: Please include links/pdfs to five of your best pieces of feature journalism with your cover letter.

Please include links to five of your best writing samples, along with your resume and cover letter

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