Lifestyle Editorial Assistant

Posted: 6/14/2018 | Expires: 7/14/2018

Location: New York City, New York (US)
Function: Writing & Editing
Specialty: Editor / Editorial, Writer
Level: Entry Level
Duration: Contract
Salary Description: Competitive Rate

About The Role:

Dotdash is seeking an editorial assistant to help us take our new lifestyle brand, The Spruce, and our content to the next level. We are looking for a digitally savvy content enthusiast with a passion for all things home, food, crafts, pets and gardening. The Editorial Assistant will work with The Spruce content team to improve editorial content and user experience to ultimately grow traffic, audience engagement, and revenue.

About Your Responsibilities:

  • Curate and promote our best content across site landing pages.
  • Review articles, recipes, image galleries, and other content to ensure best practices are being met
  •  Attend product launches and other press events to keep on top of trends.
  • Write timely articles and curate slideshows as needed.
  • Make copy edits and other improvements to subpar content.
  • Work with the team on projects with the goal of improving content quality, such as reformatting content or building articles and slideshows.
  • Review and respond to reader email and escalate messages as needed.

About Your Qualifications:

  • Proactive, flexible team player with a sense of humor, able to roll with the punches and take ownership in a fluid and fast-moving environment. 
  • 1-2 years experience in a related role or internship
  • Operating experience with content management systems and web analytics tools
  • Detail oriented, deadline focused, and eager to learn.
  • Undergraduate degree, preferably in journalism or communications a major plus

About Us:

Dotdash's vibrant brands help over 100 million users each month find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. Dotdash is among the fastest-growing publishers online, and its brands are the fastest-growing in their respective categories. Dotdash brands include Verywell, The Spruce, The Balance, Lifewire, ThoughtCo, and TripSavvy.

Dotdash embraces inclusivity and values our diverse community. We are committed to building a team based on qualifications, merit and business need. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status

Today, Dotdash is among the largest and fastest-growing online publishers, and each of its brands is among the leaders in its category. Through our premium vertical brands including Verywell, The Balance, Lifewire, The Spruce, TripSavvy and ThoughtCo, ...

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