Assistant Editor

Location
New York City, New York (US)
Salary
Annual salary plus health, dental, and 401K
Posted
Sep 05, 2019
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Full Time

The lifestyle site Best Life is looking for a talented and energetic writer and editor to join our growing team. The assistant editor’s daily responsibilities will mainly be writing smart, timely, compelling, search-friendly articles and slideshows across a range of lifestyle topics—including pop culture, home & garden, family & relationships, health & wellness, jokes, trivia, and travel. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of SEO best practices and be a relentless, ideas-driven self-starter who can write at a high volume with speed, style, and accuracy.
 
Primary Responsibilities:
 
-Write and/or update up to 5 daily posts—a mix of SEO content, slideshows, articles, and e-commerce roundups

-Be a one-person publishing outfit, sourcing photos and building stories in WordPress

-Use traffic data and SEO research to brainstorm new coverage areas, optimize performance, and maintain consistent growth
 
Requirements:
 
-A passion for lifestyle and service journalism
 
-Minimum of 1-2 years of experience working for an editorial website, with a focus on writing, editing, and daily programming across various platforms
 
-Strong writing and research skills  

-Understanding of SEO best practices
 
-Experience using Wordpress and Photoshop

-Knowledge of photo rights rules and usage
 
About Us:
 
Owned and operated by Galvanized Media, Best Life (5.7m unique users and growing) is the web’s premier smarter living service brand for both men and women. It maintains a deeply devoted readership—as a print magazine for men from 2004 and 2012, it maintained a robust circulation of more than 500,000 copies-per-month, and routinely outsold competitors on newsstands—and it remains the industry leader when it comes to the latest culture stories, cutting-edge tips, and smarter-living advice.
 
Galvanized, the award-winning media company based in New York and staffed with industry professionals who previously worked at Conde Nast, Hearst, Rodale, Buzzfeed, Bloomberg, and other companies, works with NBC, Meredith, Bonnier, American Media, and Simon & Schuster, to define the new era of healthy living via life-changing content. Galvanized owns and operates Best Life, Eat This, Not That!, and Zero Belly.
 

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