Associate Editor, Nights
Remote / Virtual
Associate Editor, Evergreen
Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.
PEOPLE is looking for an associate editor to join our digital Evergreen team. This position will involve assigning and editing search-driven content for PEOPLE across our various verticals, from entertainment, royals and lifestyle content to crime, human interest and political stories. This person must be an impeccable editor as well as a digitally-savvy pop culture and celebrity expert, with knowledge of SEO best practices and basic analytics.
PEOPLE is a fast-paced newsroom, so speed is essential along with an ability to handle 2-3 long-form edits per day while still delivering clean and accurate work. We're looking for a self-sufficient editor who is comfortable recruiting and managing freelance writers, as well as using SEO tools to find and brainstorm new content. This position will also involve working on various projects across different departments and communicating with stakeholders.
II. Essential Job Functions
Weight % - Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results
60% - Edit and publish new content, closely adhering to PEOPLE's style guide and ensuring all copy is clean and accurate as well as optimized for SEO
15% - Follow news cycle to ideate and assign new content
20% - Update existing content library with new developments and SEO guidelines
5% - Writing new content
III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.
Education: BA or BS
Experience: 2-3 years experience with a celebrity news publication or in a related lifestyle space
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Strong writing and editing skills, impeccable journalistic standards, and attention to detail.
- Ability to respond quickly to breaking news and understand how to find an SEO or evergreen angle from a news event.
- Demonstrated understanding of SEO and analytics.
- Demonstrated knowledge of celebrity and pop culture.
- Detail-oriented and organized, yet loves a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
% Travel Required (Approximate): 0
Salary: $58500 - $63000
Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gp72m0-44-192-254-173-42 in your application.
Dotdash Meredith is the largest digital and print publisher in America. From mobile to magazines, nearly 200 million people trust us to help them make decisions, take action, and find inspiration. Dotdash Meredith’s over 40 iconic brands include PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, Verywell, Food & Wine, The Spruce, Allrecipes, Byrdie, REAL SIMPLE, Investopedia, and Southern Living.