Editorial Assistant, Trending and Viral Features

San Francisco, California
Jan 02, 2018
Entry Level
Metro Area
San Francisco
Full Time

POPSUGAR is looking for a hard-working, fast-moving, internet-obsessed Editorial Assistant to join our Trending and Viral Features team working evenings and weekends in San Francisco. Our ideal candidate is a lifestyle and pop culture junkie with a smart, fun voice and a healthy habit of checking Instagram and Twitter every 30 seconds. If you’re the first to spot a trend in the making, live on Reddit and Tumblr, and have a knack for writing shareable headlines and witty ledes, we want to talk to you!

In this role, you will . . . 

  • Scour the web on a regular basis to uncover new trending topics
  • Produce timely, clickable stories based on trending topics, using own research and as assigned by site editors, Trending Editor, and Assistant Trending Editor
  • Create thoughtful, in-depth seasonal and themed features based on team and network brainstorms
  • Consider analytics and previous successes to pitch strategic, winning story ideas
  • Support editors with trending content creation during special events, including award shows and Fashion Week, working quickly and cleanly in real-time
  • Send daily trending digest emails to editorial team, curating the most relevant trending content on the web
  • Attend and participate in trending team meetings, editorial staff meetings, and brainstorms

In order to thrive in this role, you must have . . .

  • 1-2 years of experience in digital media, writing/editing, or a related field
  • A healthy obsession with social media, and active accounts across multiple social platforms
  • The ability to work evenings and weekends and make autonomous decisions about trending coverage as needed
  • Super strong writing and communication skills. Our trending team works quick and clean!
  • An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment. At POPSUGAR, we move fast, take risks, and cheer each other on!
  • The ability to stay ahead of trends and adapt to new and changing tasks and priorities on an hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
  • A familiarity with and passion for the POPSUGAR brand. This is a non-negotiable must-have.
  • HTML and Photoshop skills are a plus!

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