Assistant Editor, Blastr.com

Location
New York City, NY
Salary
TBD
Posted
Feb 26, 2016
Specialty
Editor / Editorial
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Freelance, Part Time

Assistant Editor, Blastr.com

The Assistant Editor will be involved in the curation, editing, and publication of news content and features on Blastr.com, a blog about science-fiction, fantasy, and supernatural horror owned by Syfy. 

 

Specific roles and responsibilities include:

  • Management of thrice daily homepage updates, informed by traffic monitoring tools to optimize content discoverability
  • Site wide copy editing responsibilities. Most particularly, editing and posting of all articles on the site for structure/grammar and content. This would be done within our internal content management system. 
  • *Management of article posting times, ensuring the flow of publishing occurs at regular intervals to main a consistency and frequency of new content debuting.
  • Contributing 2-3 daily posts.
  • Assistance in editorial planning/calendaring
  • Back up coverage for Editor-in-Chief

 

Qualifications:

Candidates must have a thorough knowledge of the aforementioned genres across multiple forms of media (TV, movies, comics, games, books), excellent proofreading and copy editing skills, and an editorial voice that is expert, entertaining, and generally based in enthusiasm for robots, aliens, and wizards. Other requirements include an ability to consistently meet deadlines, comfort with working in a browser-based publishing system and on social media. This position is for 20 hours a week, with some evening work required.