Digital Assistant Editor, & (Full-time, Freelance)

Posted: 10/18/2019 | Expires: 11/17/2019

Location: New York City, New York (US)
Function: Writing & Editing
Specialty: Editor / Editorial, SEO & SEM, Writer
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time, Freelance
Salary Description: hourly rate is $25-30 depending on experience

The Digital Assistant Editor will join the and teams to create commerce content across women’s fashion, gear, beauty and skincare, nutrition, celebrities, home décor, and lifestyle verticals. The ideal candidate is an experienced digital writer and someone who is proactive, creative, a fast worker, and super organized.


The ideal candidate will have strong experience at a digital publisher and is looking to dive into ecommerce content on a fast growing, hardworking, and passionate team. This person will report to the Senior Digital Editor and will have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of Meredith’s affiliate business. This is a new role for us, so we’re starting it out as a contractor position with the potential to go full-time staff. The hourly rate is $25-30 depending on experience, and the candidate must be based in the NYC-metro area.


Roles & Responsibilities include:

·   Pitching and writing daily posts, as well as evergreen content and SEO stories

·   Staying up-to-date on market/product launches and relevant wellness trends, monitoring social media for ecommerce opportunities including celebrity style/beauty, and more

·   Working closely with the SEO and e-commerce teams to drive market coverage based on keyword optimization, affiliate relationships, and a deep understanding of what items and categories people want to learn about and ultimately buy

·   Conducting original interviews with doctors/athletes/influencers

·   Working closely with the and senior editor on daily coverage and weekly/monthly editorial themes and planning

·   Helping with affiliate link creation

·   Attending weekly editorial meetings and industry events for coverage as needed and representing the Health and SHAPE brands


Essential Job Functions

·   70%: Pitch and write 2-3 stories total per day for and across all content categories such as fashion, gear, beauty, celebrities, SEO, among others

·   10%: Work with senior editor to produce print-to-web content

·   10%: Collaborate with our social, newsletter and SEO departments

·   5%: Attend meetings and industry events as a representative of Health and SHAPE

·   5%: Assist executive and deputy editors in other relevant projects and assignments


Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements

·   3-5 years of relevant digital editorial experience

·   Incredible writing, pitching, and brainstorming skills

·   A proven track record of creating content that drives traffic and engagement

·   A strong attention to detail with the ability to multitask

·   A strategic thinker who considers traffic and social analytics before making an editorial decision

·   An idea generator who can think of new, fresh ways to package content

·   Excellent people skills, clear communicator, team player

·   Experience with SEO, CMS, Photoshop, SEM Rush, and Google Analytics

· Interested in ecommerce content and a wide variety of product categories such as fashion, beauty, lifestyle, travel and tech

·   Enthusiastic about the Health and SHAPE brands and the topics we cover

Our cornerstone is knowledge of the home, family, food and lifestyle markets. From that, we have built businesses that serve well-defined audiences, deliver the messages of advertisers, and extend our brand franchises and expertise to related markets.