POPSUGAR is looking for a versatile, creative, detail-oriented Editor to help support our growing freelance program, POPSUGAR Voices, as a full-time contractor. If you love finding new voices to highlight, working with writers to make their content shine, and collaborating with a fast-paced team, we want to meet you! Our ideal candidate is a strong and experienced editor with a passion for TV, movies, books and celebrity content, a knack for organization, and an analytical eye.
In this role, you will...
* Assign and edit a high volume of entertainment and celebrity content from our pool of over 800 freelance contributors, including real-time content during major TV events
* Evaluate story pitches and submissions from contributors, and choose the best content to be featured on POPSUGAR Entertainment and POPSUGAR Celebrity
* Lead content strategy for the freelancer program on POPSUGAR Entertainment and POPSUGAR Celebrity with a heavy emphasis on SEO
* Use analytics to track the performance of your stories and plan future content accordingly
* Contribute original content to POPSUGAR
* Work with contributor network to troubleshoot and answer questions as needed
In order to thrive in this role, you must have...
* 5-7 years of experience in writing/editing/blogging, online publishing, or related field
* Proven line editing skills and the ability to manage a high volume of copy on tight deadlines
* Experience setting content strategy and working with writers
* A firm understanding of POPSUGAR's voice and the expertise to edit and produce content with little direction
* A healthy obsession with social and digital media
* An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment
* A talent for staying ahead of trends and adapting to a constantly changing digital landscape
* A familiarity with and passion for the POPSUGAR brand
* HTML and Photoshop skills are also a plus!
Please submit a resume and cover letter telling us why you think you'd be the perfect fit for POPSUGAR. This job is full-time and on site in POPSUGAR's San Francisco, New York, or Chicago office. No phone calls, please.
This is a short-term contract role (6-9 months).
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