About Your Role:
As a Dotdash Freelance Content Update Editor, you will revise and augment existing articles to elevate the user experience and drive additional traffic around the Dotdash.com network. On-boarding will take place throughout December, and you may start some assignments. Assignments start in earnest during the first week of January. Rate is $25/hour.
We need content updaters in the following verticals:
The Spruce: Your resume should demonstrate expertise in writing/editing about food, decorating, knitting and embroidery, pets and crafts.
Thoughtco: Your resume should indicate that you’re a strong generalist editor, particularly with education topics. Other areas we need to fill call for someone with expertise in pop culture, general religions, sports, tech, math, the sciences, journalism, automotive subjects and media. Fluency in Asian languages is a plus.
TripSavvy: Candidates should demonstrate extensive experience in travel writing. We cover all regions of the world.
Lifewire: Extensive experience writing about tech issues across a wide range of topics is a must.
The Balance (Military): Candidates should have experience writing/editing military manuals and know how to render sections of the manual into original content the average reader will understand.
About Your Contributions:
- Assess how much revision or updating an article needs
- Assess whether an article is too outdated or poorly composed to salvage
- Perform the revisions or updates
- Fact check the content
- Copyedit any content that needs little or no revision
- Must be comfortable working in a content management system and able to work quickly, independently and accurately
- Commit to a minimum of 20 hours weekly
- Must be comfortable working remotely
For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication. Our brands include Verywell, The Spruce, The Balance, Investopedia, Lifewire, TripSavvy and ThoughtCo.
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.