05 August 2010

Editor for the Areas of Women's Fashion/Weddings Wanted

Post date: 05 August 2010
Deadline: undisclosed
Geographical coverage: USA
Reading Fee: n/a
Accepts (genre): n/a
Prize/Payment: Up to $4.75/hr
Contact: undisclosed

We have an immediate opening for a part-time Web Content Editor, this position is responsible for the creation, editing, scheduling and management of content of our company web properties and blog, while contributing to the


The Editor is responsible to edit blog posts and related content in the areas of celebrity news, women’s fashion, and weddings, and manage a team of blog writers.


* Track celebrity wedding news and fashion trends on a daily basis, using multiple information sources i.e. ‘google alerts’ etc.

* Identify and source timely content of interest to bridal and apparel consumers and assign primary writing duties to appropriate writers

* Write original Editorial blog or web content, as needed

* Edit blog posts and related content for style, content quality, grammar, punctuation, and spelling

* Optimize content using best practices in tagging, keyword usage, headline creation, content optimization and basic SEO; train writers / senior writers on content optimization strategies as needed

* Recruit, Screen, Manage and Schedule content publication and writers to ensure that writers deliver content in time for editing and timely publication

* Track blog post performance using multiple measures (e.g., traffic, syndication, conversion) and use performance measures to constantly refine posting style and improve post performance

* Report on success of editorial blog program using multiple measures (e.g., traffic, syndication, conversion)

* Manage a team freelance blog writers / senior writers; recruit and train new writers as needed

* Facilitate regular editorial meetings for the purpose of brainstorming content ideas; addressing areas for improvement in blog posts and process; reviewing editorial deadlines; educating writers on fashion and consumer trends; and organizing cross-content promotions

* Facilitate new blog roll-out schedule, and ongoing management of existing Editorial blog products, under the direction of a manager

* Develop and administer an editorial calendar

* Ensure that daily content creation fulfills editorial calendar requirements

* Assist Social Media Manager on the internal and external promotion of the blog program, as needed

* Assist Social Media Manager in the ongoing maintenance of third party social media vendor relationships, as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

* Bachelor Degree required, {Mass Communication, Journalism, English or Business Preferred}


* 2+ years minimum experience in Web-oriented product or content development

* Successful experience in leading cross-functional teams

* Direct experience in developing reporting and analytics systems


* Professional blogging, writing or copywriting experience highly desired, but not required

* 2+ years experience preferred writing content for online media, including 2+ years in an online editorial position, preferably for a major online publication or blog network

* Basic HTML skills and working knowledge of SEO best practices


* Excellent writing and reporting skills, with ability to write in a conversational tone and demonstrated ability to successfully write for the web

* Demonstrated experience with social media tools such as blogs, message boards, social networks, microblogging, social bookmarking and/or social sharing

* Ability to work independently, including sourcing suitable content for posts, and editing your own work, and the work of others, prior to publication

* Demonstrated ability to manage, engage, train, and motivate a team

Ideal Candidate:

* Thrives in a “start up” working environment, but is keenly aware of the special responsibilities that comey

* Works well in a team environment, embraces change and is highly adaptable

* Is comfortable providing constructive guidance to writers, and has a demonstrated ability improve team member performance and skills through ongoing goal setting and feedback

* Enjoys reaching and engaging people online

* Is a news junkie and loves following the entire spectrum of the pop culture, celebrity and fashion news cycle.

* Has an interest in and experience writing about fashion, life and health and beauty topics for both bridal and fashion consumer audiences

* Works well under tight deadlines and is particularly adept at the rapid turnaround required in news-focused blogging

* Understands and has personally mastered high-volume blog writing, and can turn out a developed 250 word post in under 40 minutes

Writing samples will be required at phase two of interviewing for chosen candidates.

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