Footwear News: Assistant Digital Editor

Penske Media Corporation, Los Angeles, CA USA

Content is the cornerstone to all we do, and our audience is why we do it.

Salary: Paid Hourly + Benefits + 401-k

Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Duration: Full-Time

Footwear News, the publication of record for senior footwear and fashion executives and a must-read for shoe-obsessed consumers, is seeking a smart, dynamic and innovative Assistant Digital Editor to join our New York or Los Angeles team. We are seeking an enthusiastic and organized team member to pitch, write, and produce daily stories.

The work schedule for this position is Tuesday – Saturday, 9am – 6pm ET.


  • Pitch, write and produce 6 trending stories daily on a range of topics (fashion, retail, current events, business news, sports, shopping and pop culture) for
  • Respond quickly to breaking stories with fresh angles; write clean copy under tight deadlines; construct engaging headlines
  • Hit consistent/demonstrated traffic growth
  • Support FN’s social media efforts
  • Availability for award show coverage and flexibility
  • Hours would be 9-6ET; Tuesday-Saturday schedule


  • 1 to 2 years at a website
  • Must be organized and enthusiastic
  • Can-do attitude
  • Fast learner
  • Able to work well under pressure and in fast-paced environment
  • Excellent ability to prioritize throughout the day, according to news demands
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • The ability to juggle many projects at once, working both individually and as part of a team
  • A demonstrated understanding of digital strategy, Crowdtangle, Newswhip, WordPress, Google analytics, SEO, Photoshop, social media platforms
  • Knows or willing to learn video and digital media editing tools such as Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, After Effects

It’s all About You

At PMC, your wellness is top of mind. We offer a comprehensive benefits package to nurture you and your loved ones, including pets! Our package includes Healthcare (medical, dental, and vision) HSA with an employer contribution, FSA (Healthcare, Dependent Care & Commuter), EAP, Life Insurance, 401K with an employer match, Paid Parental Leave, Long-term Disability, generous Paid Time off (PTO), Pet Insurance, and Home & Auto insurance. Our Wellness initiatives rotate yoga, meditation, wellness weeks on a variety of topics, and financial wellness. We continuously elevate our offerings with more, for you.

About Fairchild Media Group: FMG, publisher of WWD, Beauty Inc, Footwear News, and Sourcing Journal is the leading business authority for the fashion, retail, footwear, and beauty industries. We provide a balance of timely, credible business news and key fashion trends to a dedicated readership of retailers, designers, manufacturers, marketers, financiers, Wall Street analysts, international moguls, media executives, ad agencies, tech leaders, consumers, and trend-makers.

About Footwear News:

Footwear News is the publication of record for senior footwear and fashion executives, providing an insider’s perspective on top news, trends and strategies. FN keeps you and your business a step ahead on the retailing, manufacturing and financial aspects of the footwear industry. FN spotlights the hottest new designers, newsmakers, and business leaders, as well as reporting on the most groundbreaking fashion trends and more. Footwear News’ parent company, Penske Media Corporation (PMC), is a leading digital media company, publishing, and information Services Company founded in 2003.

About PMC:

PMC is a leading independent global media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a passionate monthly audience of more than 310 million. Since 2004, Penske Media has been a pioneer in digital media and a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens across its ever-growing constellation of iconic brands, which includes Deadline, Variety, Rolling Stone, Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, VIBE, WWD, SHE Media, Robb Report, Sportico, TVLine, BGR, ARTnews, Art in America, Fairchild Media, and, among many others. PMC’s journalists and content creators deliver daily the most comprehensive news and information in their industries and areas of coverage, unequaled in ambition, depth and courage. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 14 countries worldwide, PMC believes companies should not only be profitable but also forces for good. To learn more about PMC, our 2% Foundation, and our portfolio of brands, please visit

About Penske Media Corporation

Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a monthly audience of more than 260 million a month and reaches users in more than 175 countries as well as a collective 390 million social media followers. The company houses a constellation of globally prominent and legendary brands, including Variety, Rolling Stone,, WWD, Robb Report, SHE Media, BGR, IndieWire, Beauty Inc, Sourcing Journal, TVLine, FN, BlogHer, HollywoodLife, Gold Derby, and SPY. PMC delivers exceptional content to consumers, business leaders and organizations around the world across multiple platforms: digital, mobile, social, print, video, broadcast, and dynamic live events. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 11 countries worldwide, Penske Media is the way global leaders and influencers are informed, connected, and inspired.

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