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Editor, Byrdie

Dotdash Meredith

New York, NY 02-06-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Job Title
Editor, Byrdie

I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.

Byrdie is looking for a highly-organized, beauty-obsessed editor to assign, edit, and write beauty content for the site. The perfect candidate is equally as passionate about thoughtful celebrity interviews and personal essays as they are about producing highly accurate, competitive evergreen content. In this role, you'll manage a pool of freelance writers (everything from assignments to invoices), edit 2-3 stories per day, update existing Byrdie articles for freshness and accuracy, contribute to brand tentpoles and packages (like our annual beauty awards), and write content as needed. The ideal candidate will have robust knowledge of the beauty industry, trend forecasting, and ability to turn analytics into actionable strategy. This role reports to Byrdie's associate editorial director.

II. Essential Job Functions

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Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results


Edit 2-3 stories daily from start to finish, ranging from evergreen explainers to timely features across beauty and style.


Manage a pool of writers, including monthly assignment details, feedback, and invoices and payments.


Update Byrdie articles for freshness and accuracy.


Writing articles as needed, including celebrity interviews, evergreen explainers, and trend dissections across beauty and style.


Participate in brainstorms for editorial tentpoles, including beauty awards, digital issues, and packages.


III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.


B.A. in English, Journalism, Creative Writing, or related field (or equivalent experience)

• At least 3 years of experience writing and/or editing for a major beauty publication(s).
• Strong organization skills are necessary to succeed in this role. Candidates must be able to track miniscule details (like invoices and deadlines) efficiently without losing sight of the bigger picture. Intermediate Excel/Google Sheets experience (or excitement to learn!) is mandatory.
• You have, at minimum, a baseline understanding of SEO and know how to turn analytics reports into actionable next steps.
• You're a service-oriented editor with integrity: It excites you to answer real beauty questions like ''how to treat hormonal acne'' in a clear, accurate, and inclusive way as much as it excites you to interview Jenniefer Aniston.
• You can ''translate'' editorial language into actionable next steps for outside teams like design and SEO-and vice versa.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• 3 years of experience in beauty editorial-you have a range of industry contacts including writers and sources.
• Highly organized and proficient in Excel/Google Sheets. The ideal candidate has experience self-managing a budget and can maniacally track due dates and payments.
• Familiarity with pulling data from research tools like Google Analytics.
• A strong visual sense-you can look at the Byrdie homepage and understand how our unique visual style differentiates from the broader industry.
• Experience with trend forecasting and conceptualizing exciting editorial packages.
• Team player-you feed off of collaborative environments and can communicate well with external teams like design, sales, and SEO.

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It is the policy of Dotdash Meredith to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Company will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Accommodation requests can be made by emailing

Pay Range
Salary: $62,400 - $73,000

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r15m1v-100-26-196-222-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $62,400 to $73,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile
Dotdash Meredith

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.