Senior Health and Food Editor - Well+Good

Leaf Group
New York City, New York (US)
Oct 18, 2018
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

WELL+GOOD: Creating a culture and community of wellness.

Trusted, influential, and famously trend-setting, Well+Good defines and demystifies wellness for a growing global community. Well+Good creates a world where wellness is stylish, achievable, and fun—connecting readers with smart, simple ways to add wellness to their lives.

We are looking for a Senior Health and Food Editor to help take Well+Good’s health and nutrition content to the next level from our New York office.

Leaf Group is a diversified Internet company that builds platforms to enable communities of creators to reach dedicated audiences in the ever-growing lifestyle categories.

A big vision calls for a big job.  As we grow, our need for a Senior Health and Food Editor grows with us.

You’ll Report To: Managing Editor - Well+Good

A typical day as a Senior Health and Food Editor - Well+Good might include:

  • Edit and publish 2-5 feature stories daily Brainstorm and pitch original story and package ideas on health topics including women’s health, mental health, chronic illness, nutrition, health food, diets and eating plans Assign stories to both freelance writers and full-time staff and see that they’re executed in a timely manner Recruit talented freelance writers as need Attend events and desksides to gather intel for content creation Plan the weekly schedule for your section, with an eye for subject mix Work in conjunction with the audience development team to develop strategies for the Good Advice and Good Food verticals in order to achieve monthly traffic goals Collaborate with the branded content and editorial teams to develop ideas for campaigns and tent-pole initiatives pertaining to health and food Keep your finger on the pulse of the health and nutrition space in order to spot new trends before they hit big Mentor junior writers and editors, give feedback in a constructive way in order for them to grow

You’ll be successful if you are passionate about outstanding content, great ideas, and helping the entire team reach its full potential. The Senior Food and Health Editor is responsible for assigning and top-editing all stories within the health category, which includes health, mental health, chronic illness, nutrition, health food, diets and eating plans. A thought-leader in the health space, you have an eye for spotting cultural trends (What’s the next turmeric or keto diet? What’s the latest word on endo?) and finding fresh ways to think about them—always with a wellness spin. This is a fast-paced position, and will require you to prioritize your tasks in order to see them executed in a timely way. While this is primarily an editing role, you’ll be expected to write feature, news, and SEO stories when needed.

What You Have:

  • 5-8 years editorial experience Meticulous editing skills—the ability to edit for grammar, voice, and flow Superior editorial judgment: You know which stories *need* to be covered (and how to do so in a new, interesting way) and which can be skipped Strong writing skills Strong wellness and lifestyle industry contacts Ability to prioritize and manage your time Ability to use Google Analytics, or similar data platforms, and extract actionable insights from data. A passion for high-quality digital content. Excellent verbal and written communication. Not afraid to wear multiple hats - no job being too small or too large. We're casual and informal but we work hard and work responsibly. A pleasant and supportive demeanor goes a long way.

Who We Are:

We create experiences that celebrate the best of art, design, and technology. We want smart, curious people committed to putting people first, having fun while they work, a commitment to high quality service to make things better and a desire for constant growth. We work in a fun, hard-working collaborative environment that is diverse, adventurous, and open-minded. Check us out here:

What We Have:

  • Winner of the 2017 Best Company for Diversity award Comparably Well+Good is the 2018 winner of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Company Award MyPlate is the 2018 winner of the Webby Award for Best Design Cool office environment and culture Discounted gym memberships Paid-to-play vacation rewards Discretionary unlimited vacation time Employee discounts for Saatchi Art, Society6, and Deny Designs 401K Medical, Dental, Vision Flexible Spending Accounts

Leaf Group, Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings are welcome and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any other basis protected by state, federal, or local law. It is the intent of the Company to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local legislation concerning equal opportunity in employment.

Agency Disclosure:
If the Leaf Group Talent Acquisition department, or any current company employee, receives an unsolicited resume from a third party recruiting agency and Leaf Group does not have a signed Agency Agreement active, Leaf Group will not be deemed liable to pay a placement fee. The unsolicited resume will be considered a gift and can be considered for our recruitment efforts.

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