17 January 2011

Job Opening: Editorial Assistant for BabyCenter.com (San Francisco)

Post date: 17 January 2011
Can you write a headline that forces the click — and copy that keeps a reader hooked? Do you understand the terms SEO, CMS, and CTR? Do you know what a primary source is? (Hint: It's not Wikipedia.)

BabyCenter, the #1 source of information and support for new and expectant parents, is looking for an editorial assistant who can write engaging display and body copy; produce weekly e-mail newsletters; spot parenting news and trends; and develop quality, search-engine-optimized content for our Web, mobile, and tablet environments.

This is a full-time contract position in our San Francisco office.


• Write, produce, and track performance of weekly e-mail newsletters
• Manage and program content for marketing and promotion purposes
• Write articles, news stories, product recall notices, and blog posts
• Track parenting news and trends, and publish daily news feed
• Edit and tag content in our content management system
• Fact-check and update content
• Assist with other content creation tasks as needed


The ideal candidate will have:

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• A talent for crafting snappy, clickable teaser copy
• A proven ability to create body copy that's easy to understand and that holds a reader's attention
• Experience creating content and tools for a consumer website, blog, app, or publication
• A deep interest in service journalism (particularly in the areas of parenting and women's and children's health)
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• The ability to multitask and deliver on deadline
• Some knowledge of HTML, SEO, web analytics, and social networks
• An understanding of content management systems and the ability to master BabyCenter's authoring tools and site architecture

How To Apply:

Email an introductory note and your resume to Jenny, Senior Editor, at jdesjar@babycenter.com. Please include "Editorial Assistant" in the subject line.

About us:

BabyCenter, the Web's #1 global interactive parenting network, has nurtured more than 100 million parents since its launch in 1997. We dedicate ourselves each day to being the first place moms come for the trusted advice and friendship needed on their journey through parenthood.

With a blend of expert, medical-advisory-board-approved information and real-world mom-to-mom wisdom, we serve the needs of parents from preconception through age 8.

We're headquartered in San Francisco and also have offices in New York City and Chicago.

The BabyCenter team includes a diverse and talented group of experienced writers, editors, and designers from the parenting field, along with some of the industry's best Web engineers, marketers, salespeople, and a board of nationally recognized medical advisors.

Perhaps the greatest benefit of working at BabyCenter is how good it feels to be part of a team dedicated to helping new parents through the challenging but incredibly rewarding journey of raising a child.

BabyCenter does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, political ideology, ancestry, the presence of any physical, sensory, or mental disabilities, or other legally protected status.

Email: jdesjar@babycenter.com

Web site: http://www.babycenter.com/

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