Freelance Editorial Assistant

Santa Monica, California
$30/hour 30 hours/week
Oct 25, 2017
Entry Level
Metro Area
Los Angeles
Contract, Freelance

Forks Over Knives $30/hour, 30 hours/week

Role Summary

Forks Over Knives seeks an enthusiastic Editorial Assistant to support the Editor in Chief in publishing operations across multiple channels, including, a semi-annual print magazine, social media, video, and more. The ideal candidate will be passionate about the Forks Over Knives mission and familiar with whole-food, plant-based cooking and nutrition. As part of a small, tight-knit team, you will be involved in all aspects of our editorial operation, including planning, coordinating, web production, writing, proofreading, and more.

  I. Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities

  • Monitor news, events, bloggers, and thought leaders in the whole-food, plant-based lifestyle/cooking space, and collaborate with the editor-in-chief to plan new content
  • Keep the editorial calendar up to date.
  • Liaise with contributors (e.g. writers, recipe developers, photographers, video editors) to ensure timely receipt of contracts and creative deliverables.
  • Format articles and recipes in Forks Over Knives style, and proofread copy.
  • Build article and recipe posts on WordPress and a custom-built recipe app, including image editing on Photoshop.
  • Write recipe introductions, occasional articles, and promo copy as needed
  • Provide administrative support to the editor-in-chief.

  II. Qualifications & Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field or equivalent work experience
  • At least one year of digital publishing experience required
  • Proficient in WordPress, Photoshop, and Excel; familiarity with SEO best practices a plus
  • Demonstrated skill in writing, reporting, and content development
  • Strong grammar, spelling, and proofreading skills; working knowledge of AP Style
  • Demonstrated interest in the whole-food, plant-based lifestyle, cooking and nutrition strongly preferred
  • Ability to work from our Santa Monica office


Employment Details and Location:

Forks Over Knives offers a stimulating and dynamic environment as an industry-leading and recognized brand. It is a chance to make a difference in the world and contribute to FOK’s efforts to empower people to live healthier and happier lives. This is a part-time, contract position with the potential to grow over time. Please email your CV to and mention Editorial Assistant in the subject line for immediate consideration.


About Us

Forks Over Knives is a leading global multimedia brand in food and health, built around an award-winning 2011 feature documentary film. The brand focuses on empowering people to live healthier lives by providing the resources and tools to make a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle convenient and enjoyable. Its core businesses are a meal planner, a line of plant-based food products, and an online cooking school. Forks Over Knives also has four best-selling books, a top-rated mobile app, a magazine, and a website that is one of the most popular health and wellness destinations on the web.

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