Full Time Job

Senior Editor, Human Interest

Dotdash Meredith

New York, NY 03-11-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Job Title
Senior Editor, Human Interest

I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.

The Senior Editor will oversee People's Human Interest vertical, producing compelling news and feature stories in digital and print that explore the emotional topics within the news cycle and meet our high-quality, journalistic standards. The ideal candidate will have a passion for news and human interest stories: surprising acts of heroism; family losses, discoveries and triumphs; inspiring love stories; tales of survival; heartwarming reunions; and enduring relationships-in short, stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

The SE will manage our team of Human Interest writers and digital editors, working closely with them to brainstorm news coverage, ideate key second-beat and breakout posts, assign reporting, craft sharp headlines and edit copy. This position will also be responsible for editing long-form content on

An experienced user of analytics tools and an audience engagement expert, the SE will mine traffic data to identify areas of growth and inspire the team to build upon wins.

The SE will also collaborate with editors from other verticals as well as with the People photo and design departments to oversee human interest coverage across all platforms.

As part of our ongoing newsroom efforts, the SE will aim to produce content that is inclusive and reflective of our diverse audience and to support staffers in writing and editing with sensitivity.

The position requires excellent editorial judgment and text editing skills along with a good eye for photo and design and the ability to organize, manage and multitask in an extremely fast-paced environment.

II. Essential Job Functions I Weight % : Accountabilities, Actions and Expectations, Measurable Results

Oversee and manage human interest stories in digital and print, mindful of audience engagement and online traffic goals and metrics in an effort to maintain and grow People's reach


Brainstorm, create and manage from pitch to final story in print and digital across the human interest vertical


Manage and assist editors and writers


Support the Executive Editor in goal-setting, project management and story-telling opportunities within the human interest vertical


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


B.A. or equivalent experience


7 years or more managerial experience in a newsroom, news reporting environment

7 years
or more digital content creation with knowledge of traffic metrics, audience engagement, leadership, writing, reporting experience as a journalist
Proven management/leadership track record

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Content strategy and development, Editorial Strategy, Project Management

% Travel Required (Approximate): Occasional travel may be requested in this role

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: $84,000 - $120,000

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-re0zn7-44-201-97-224-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $84,000 to $120,000 Per Year ($ 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.