Senior Content Manager, eHow

Santa Monica
May 30, 2013
Jun 29, 2013
Patty Lopez
Digital Media
Full Time
eHow is looking for an editor/content manager to help lead the eHow channels focused primarily on Food and Home. We’re looking for ambitious, driven, self-starters who want to be on the leading edge of innovation in online media and technology.

This position is located in Santa Monica, CA and reports to the eHow Editor-in-Chief.


Own the overall content experience for eHow's Home and Food channels, including the creation, packaging and presentation of text and video.
Provide editorial leadership and engagement with Product, Marketing, PR, Ad Sales, Engineering, SEO and other teams.
Contribute to and manage editorial calendar for the Home and Food channels as well as editorial calendars for other channels;
Work closely with internal and external teams to define content strategy.
Stay on top of current trends in the Home and Food arenas and develop practical ways to incorporate trends into the editorial strategy.
Develop content production strategy/plan by identifying content gaps and performing ongoing quality audit.
Contribute to eHow’s voice by contributing regularly through social media outlets; build and nurture a following for the Home and Food channels through these outlets.
Work closely with Demand Media Studios on all aspects of content creation, including the development of talent and expert personalities for video series, blogs, etc.
Provide input and direction on the expansion of the site’s taxonomy.
Track and understand performance of content based on traffic and revenue.


Home category expertise required including Home Decor and Home Improvements
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications or related field preferred;
Four to six years of journalism experience with a strong writing and editing background as well as production experience with editorial calendars;
Experience with content management systems, online publishing tools and basic SEO concepts;
Solid Microsoft Office Skills, including Excel;
Understanding of social media, especially Facebook and Twitter;
Experience managing newsletters, and email marketing best practices;
Ability to juggle several projects simultaneously while working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment;
Efficiency, accuracy, strong organizational skills, dependability and a keen eye for detail.
Internet savvy, with basic understanding of the principles of online publishing
Journalistic curiosity and energy to discover new and exciting topics
Proven experience working with a content management system
Familiarity with AP style or other publishing style manuals
Strong interpersonal skills and experience collaborating in a team environment
Knowledgeable in SEO, user generated content, etc.
Experience in organic traffic growth management
Strong management and project management skills

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