Full Time Job

Senior Editor, Firstfinds

Hearst

New York, NY 09-29-2022
 
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Firstfinds, a new online commerce destination launching in early 2023, will let you shop everywhere. It's a place where pop culture obsessives will meet rabid influencers to share, scrutinize, and shop products of the moment, in the moment. From micro-trends and dupes, to hacks and viral must-haves, we found it first.

Firstfinds is looking for an ambitious and creative Senior Editor. You'll curate the website, manage the product ''Finders'', forecast trends, direct the social strategy, and motivate the community to shop. Your job is to highlight and find products inspired by pop culture and social entertainment. This position will be a mix of editing, recognizing audience behaviors, interpreting data, pouring through social platforms, writing, and staying abreast of current events and viral trends.

This position will report to the Executive Director of Content Strategy and Commerce and is based in New York City. We will not be able to consider remote candidates for this role. Please note: For consideration, resumes must be received in PDF format with salary requirements and a link to a portfolio of work.

What You'll Do
• Work with your editorial director to create and implement the vision for Firstfinds, ensure it meets a high standard of brilliance, and obsessively engages the audience
• Cleverly edit captions to promote exploration and transaction
• Identify shoppable products as cultural events are happening
• Lead, train, and guide an ambitious team of product ''Finders''
• Highlight trending products and curate the website feed pages
• Search current and emerging social networks, Google Trends, websites, resell markets, YouTube, apps, groups, streaming services and entertainment outlets for ''Finds''
• Identify products that are time saving or hacks, new and notable, viral, green or sustainable, and over-the-top or odd
• Inspire the community to explore, comment, vote, make a purchase, and eventually upload their own ''Finds''
• Collaborate with the audience team, video, social, and other Hearst commerce editors
• Ensure ''Finders'' are covering products across a wide range of product categories including fashion, beauty, celebrity culture, lifestyle, home, health, technology, entertainment

Who You Are
• At least 5 years experience writing or editing fashion, beauty, entertainment, pop culture, or celebrity-focused content
• Comfortable with content management systems
• Able to understand analytics and translate them into editorial action - familiarity with Google Analytics, Looker, Skimlinks, or similar reporting tools is a plus
• Available to work major shopping holidays and occasionally nights or weekends during major events
• Detail-oriented and able to work efficiently, independently, and collaboratively
• A pop culture-obsessee, a binge-watcher, a social media enthusiast, a video consumer, and a shopaholic
• Able to pinpoint micro, emerging, passing, and will-go-viral trends, brands, and platforms
• Informed on cultural, industry specific, and economic shifts as they relate to consumer behaviors and impact shopping
• Tapped into the fast fashion, RTW, couture, resale, technology, home goods, green, or beauty markets
• Clever, witty, punctual

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Magazines requires that all employees who receive a written offer of employment be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Hearst Magazines will consider requests for reasonable accommodations on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g40q1z-34-229-119-176-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Hearst

Hearst Magazines isone of the largest publishers in the world, with more than25 brands, including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Harper's BAZAAR, Popular Mechanics, and O the Oprah Magazine. We reach more than 150 million people every month in the United States alone.