A big vision calls for a big job. As we grow, our need for a Managing Editor grows with us.
Leaf Group is a diversified Internet company that builds platforms to enable communities of creators to reach passionate audiences in large and growing lifestyle categories. We create amazing experiences that celebrate the best of art, design and technology. We want people with an intense curiosity, a commitment to high quality service, who embrace the fun of the journey. Come help us disrupt and transform the digital media and art world!
LIVESTRONG.com is the No. 1 healthy living site, covering fitness, health, food, and lifestyle. We inspire and motivate our readers to make life-changing healthy choices by providing credible and shareable information coupled with helpful apps and an online support community.
We are looking for a Managing Editor who will own the editorial operations of LIVESTRONG.com and help to improve and build upon its vast inventory of high-quality content. This position requires strong leadership, organizational, and project management skills as well as a thorough knowledge of SEO best practices and ability to communicate well with stakeholders across the business. The Managing Editor is the Executive Editor's right hand and works to ensure the editorial team produces high-quality health and wellness content that informs and engages readers.
You'll Report To: Executive Editor
A typical day as a Managing Editor might include:
* Organizing and managing LIVESTRONG.com's editorial calendar and ensuring all content meets high quality and SEO standards prior to publishing. * Managing day-to-day editorial operations, including assigning, editing, and packaging content, communicating with social, video, and branded content teams, and making sure content is produced, published, and promoted on time and within budget. * Overseeing execution of the site's SEO strategy and workflow, including coordinating and communicating with external teams to keep things running smoothly. * Managing and mentoring LIVESTRONG.com's vertical editors so they can hone their skills and grow together as a team. * Overseeing freelance talent and budget. * Assisting Executive Editor in developing and adjusting editorial strategies to ensure goals are met.
You'll be successful in this role if you are passionate about creating high-quality service content that helps readers at all stages of their health and fitness journeys. The Managing Editor is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the editorial team and is the point of contact for interdepartmental communications. Well-versed in both health journalism and SEO best practices, you know all about the fine art of creating evergreen content that is as appealing and informative to readers as it is to Google's algorithms. You enjoy sharing your knowledge with and mentoring junior editors so they can grow professionally. While this role is largely managerial in nature, top editing and occasional writing are still important parts of the job.
What You Have:
* 7+ years digital editorial experience * Superior SEO knowledge and experience with content cleanup * Experience managing a team of editors and helping them achieve professional goals * Experience coordinating, collaborating, and communicating with stakeholders across business units * Strong knowledge of - as well as a large rolodex of freelancers and experts in - the health and wellness arena * Experience using Google Analytics or similar tools to extract actionable insights from data * A passion for helping people from all backgrounds live their healthiest, happiest lives * 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.
What We Have:
* 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 * Leaf Group is Comparably's 2017 Best Company for Diversity Award * Competitive compensation and benefits packages (i.e., Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, 401K) * 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
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.
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