Managing Editor – Amazon

As the Managing Editor for Employee Services, you will be responsible for finding and telling our organizational stories and driving efforts to improve writing skills across our international team. You will develop and own our story pipeline, stay up to date about key initiatives, successes, etc., and distill complex technical programs into compelling, accessible narratives that can be told through vehicles including the intranet, video, presentations and more. You will operationalize all processes related to this effort, and write in line with organizational brand, best practices, and style, tone, and voice, in partnership with communications specialists.

Additionally, you will share your expertise and passion for writing and editing by promoting writing skills within our organization. This includes launching the Writing Feedback Workshop (already piloted), a forum which supports mid-level colleagues in a safe environment for paper reviews before they present to leaders, expanding this program to our regional hubs to elevate proficiency across the organization, and owning and improving our library of best practice examples.

Interested candidates must have the ability to dive deep to understand the services and sub-populations within our HR shared services organization, feel comfortable diving deep into technical HR subjects, and be able translate these topics into compelling, accessible language.

As the Managing Editor, you will be responsible for:

· Telling our stories and building out processes that support this effort
· Scaling our Writing Feedback Workshop to meet the diverse needs of our organization from both a regional and skill-level perspective
· Owning and expanding our library of best practice examples
· Working independently in a fast-paced, rapidly-changing environment
· Meeting deadlines, prioritizing workloads, and maintaining a strong attention to detail to meet organizational objectives and quality measures
· Developing and managing effective measurement tools to drive improvements





BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· A Bachelor’s degree
· A background in journalism, PR, Communications or equivalent
· 5-8 years professional writing experience
· Program management skills and ability to facilitate
· A writing portfolio that demonstrates a range of styles and content, and a passion for connecting with readers

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred Requirements:
· Knowledge and experience about HR
· Proven ability to engage with leaders
· Proven ability to work through ambiguity and deliver results
· Excellent writing and editing skills with an ability to ingest information and distill it to its essence
· A self-starter with an ability to find compelling stories in unexpected places, with experience telling them across a variety of vehicles including print, presentations, web, video and more
· Strong interest in supporting others to improve writing/editing skills
· Ability to partner with colleagues at all levels of the organization

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Content Editor – Orem, UT

If you have a passion for helping small-business owners find the financial products and services that will make their businesses thrive, you may have found your new home.

We need a full-time content editor to edit and proofread long-form blog posts, resource articles, and website copy written by our skilled team of writers.

We need someone who will not only edit for clarity and proper usage but will passionately advocate for our users and revise our content to help small-business owners achieve their goals.
 

We need someone who puts the reader first, notices little details, juggles multiple projects at once, gives clear written and verbal feedback, and always meets deadlines. You should also love working collaboratively with writers and other team members to create the best content possible.
 

You should have experience editing web copy and creating business-focused content.
 

Why You’ll Love Our Team

We always fight for the user. At the core of everything we do is the desire to elevate the customer experience and create something that makes readers’ lives better.

  • Work in a unique, collaborative environment where we share ideas freely and individuals are empowered to affect change.
  • Be part of a culture that recognizes and rewards effort.
  • Surround yourself with some of the best content creators and leave work each day having learned something new. 
     

Breaking Down Your Day-to-day

  • Edit and proofread copy for mechanics, clarity, organization, readability, use value, style guidelines, compliance standards, and helpfulness.
  • Collaborate with multiple writers, giving and receiving constructive, clear, and kind feedback to improve individual pieces and overall writing.
  • Work with the managing editor, copy director, SEO specialists, content strategists, marketing managers, designers, and other stakeholders to ensure content pieces meet goals.
  • Contribute editorial insight and ideas at the team and project levels.
  • Upload content pieces into WordPress using our content management system.
  • Provide insights into how we can improve priority pages on our websites.
  • Manage multiple projects at once and always meet deadlines.
  • Proactively offer feedback on production processes, research and testing methods, and our editorial stances on small-business content.
     

What You’ll Need

  • Experience editing web content, preferably with a B2B or small-business focus
  • Demonstrated skill helping others write clear, concise, compelling content
  • Experience delivering feedback to writers through both written comments and face-to-face interactions
  • Solid organizational skills and ability to self-manage time
  • Understanding of how to advocate for users while accomplishing website goals
  • Ability to adhere to in-house style guide and brand guidelines
  • Ability to accept and implement feedback
  • Passion to juggle multiple deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Eye for detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for collaboration and a willingness to share ideas openly with writers, designers, content strategists, and other team members
     

Qualifications

  • 2+ years’ experience editing
  • Preferred degree in English, marketing, journalism, or a related field
  • Experience editing online/web content
  • Editing samples/portfolio
  • Editing test for qualified applicants

Location: This is a full time, on-site position located in Salt Lake City or Orem, Utah. Due to COVID-19, our team is working remotely for the foreseeable future.
 

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Writer/Editor – West Des Moines, Iowa

We’re looking for a full-time Writer/Editor to aid the production of assigned print and/or digital publications, under the direction of senior editorial staff.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

• Education: Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism or related field

• Experience: Minimum 3 years of editorial experience in publishing

• Desire to work on a collaborative team with high standards

• Ability to write, edit and/or produce assigned articles

• Ability to summarize and communicate complex topics in an effort to educate the audience

• Experience researching and sourcing editorial content

• Detail oriented

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

• Expert understanding of English grammar

• Familiarity with standard style guides, such as the AP and Chicago Manual

• Highly motivated with ability to work in a deadline-driven environment

• Positive attitude

• Understanding of trends, timely stories and viral content

• Skilled in using reference resources

• Strong organizational and time-management skills

• Ability to maintain a consistent writing style and proofread articles for grammatical errors, voice/tone and substance

• Knowledge of cuisine, crafting, health and fitness related topics is a plus

Job Location: West Des Moines, Iowa

Position/Type: Full-Time/professional

Benefits: Medical/HSA/Dental401K/LTD/AD&D/Life Ins./PTO

Compensation: Highly Competitive

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Weekday Car News Editor

If you’re a passionate car enthusiast who stays up to date with the latest trends in the automotive industry, HotCars.com wants you! From covering the latest auto news to original feature-length stories, HotCars.com is looking for a dynamic Weekday Car News Editor who can publish automotive news content and build contacts within the auto industry. 

Expectations:

  • Publish 15 news articles/day (Monday to Friday);
  • Ability to work flexible weekday shifts;
  • 1 year of editing experience preferred;
  • Familiarity with WordPress and Photoshop an asset.

Application Requirements:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter (What makes you the right fit for HotCars?)
  • 2-3 samples of published written work

The hiring team at HotCars will be back to you as soon as possible if we think you’d make a solid addition to the team. Only applications containing relevant writing samples will be considered.

Link to our website: www.hotcars.com

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Freelance Assignment Editor

Spectrum Networks is looking for passionate, talented and driven individuals with an eagerness to join the best and most dedicated in gathering, producing and delivering stories that make a difference within a 24-hour breaking news environment. Our commitment is to engage viewers with relevant and timely news that is important to the local communities we serve.

What is Spectrum Networks: Spectrum Networks is a growing organization, home of 27 Local News Channels nationwide and 9 Local/Regional Sports Channels, inclusive of 3 Los Angeles based Sports Networks. Spectrum Networks is the news and sports division of Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR), the leading broadband communications company and the second-largest cable operator in the United States.


The Spectrum News Environment: Spectrum News is a 24-hour breaking news network that requires employees be flexible and available to work various shifts throughout the day, including early mornings, late evenings, weekends and holidays. The network is currently focused on the morning news, which means your day will start in the middle of the night, but it also means your workday will end around noon (most days).

Spectrum Networks employees are passionate and driven, and can thrive in a competitive, fast-paced and fiercely accurate 24-hour breaking news environment. They are creative and/or highly technical with a desire to leverage their knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories that enhance daily living within our local communities. They are nimble and learn quickly, enabling themselves to pivot when new information is acquired within an ever-changing newsroom. They are team players with positive attitudes and strong interpersonal skills. They have the ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure.

What we’re looking for:

An Assignment Editor to work with Reporters and Producers on news coverage, special events and story idea development. Contributes to story ideas and advances developing stories.

Major responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Create stories and work with reporters in setting up future stories
  • Work with managers to adjust schedules for last minute coverage
  • Gather story ideas from reporters, producers, and other sources
  • Propose coverage strategy with at least one week in advance of daily news coverage
  • Help plan daily and long term coverage
  • Work on planning special projects for the future
  • Monitor websites and social media sources
  • Read county and city Government agendas for story ideas
  • Routinely check the clerk of courts for upcoming trials and events
  • Follow up on on-going stories
  • Coordinate coverage of big stories and planned events with the Executive Producers and/or newsroom managers
  • Develop sources within the community, including government agencies and public relations representatives
  • Participate in directing coverage plans under deadline pressure
  • Develop daily talkbacks from area newspapers and people of interest
  • Work at the assignment manager and play a supporting role as warranted in the pursuit of breaking news
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Qualifications:

  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Solid news judgment and passion for news
  • Ability to develop sources
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and work under time pressure deadline
  • Must be able and willing to work different shifts and be flexible with schedule changes
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; ability to clearly communicate solutions; ability to relate well with diverse populations
  • Ability to interface with internal company personnel
  • Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solving
  • Must be able to work under time pressure deadlines, work different or extended shifts and flexible with schedule changes. Willing and able to work weekends and holidays

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Product Copywriter – Hoboken, New Jersey

We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment,powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

The marketing team has never been more important to Pearson’s long-term success. Come join us!

Connecting with customers is key to the success of any company, and that is where the product writer comes in. By working closely with our marketing partners to discover customers’ challenges and goals, the writer is charged with developing product stories that will resonate deeply with our audience. The writer is also responsible for managing all aspects of their projects from launch to delivery, bringing all copy in on time, on message, and in accordance with brand guidelines. Candidates must understand that although the position is in many ways a creative one with the majority of time spent writing, there is also a great deal of problem solving and project management responsibility.

Main activities / responsibilities:

●Write compelling, customer-focused copy for best-selling higher education products including product stories, video scripts, marketing websites, headlines, taglines, and more. Collaborate with marketing partners to understand how to connect emotionally with our audience.The writer is responsible for maintaining consistency in tone and content across product copy, and ensuring all guidelines and project goals are met. Includes editing and management of copy for global products versions as well.

●Manage all aspects of the writing and approval process including establishing and achieving project goals, overseeing schedules, maintaining deadlines, communicating regularly with stakeholders, tracking status, and delivering final, approved copy.

●Proofread copy before drafts are routed to marketing or design partners, and again before uploading into systems or going live.

●Copy asset maintenance – The copywriter will ensure all product copy is accurately entered and assigned in internal systems. Light HTML coding will be required.

●Status report maintenance – The copywriter will maintain various project reports throughout each season to ensure all stakeholders are up-to-date on project status.

Qualifications

Qualifications

●Bachelors Degree required, Writing, Advertising, Communications degree preferred

●3 years of writing experience

●3 years of project management experience

●Exceptional writing, grammar, editing, and proofreading skills

●Ability to tell/write compelling stories that connect with customers emotionally

●Knowledge of copywriting best practices, particularly for web, as well as competitive and industry trends and messaging

●Ability to build and sustain excellent relationships at all levels

●Ability to collaborate and influence

●Excellent project management and organization skills, with attention to detail and ability to manage multiple project deadlines and priorities

●Self-motivated with ability to work independently

●Experience working with brand guidelines (desirable)

●Understanding of and experience with SEO (desirable)

●Experience in scriptwriting and video project management (desirable)

●Understanding of and experience with social media advertising (desirable)

●Proficient in use of a Mac and PC, including: MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Acrobat Professional; HTML/Dreamweaver; Experience working in an enterprise cloud-based system (preferred)

Marketing Competencies

  • Storytelling
  • Copywriting
  • Project/Program Management
  • Script writing
  • Brand Identity

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Fresnoland Editor – Fresno, CA

The Fresno Bee is launching an ambitious journalism reporting effort called Fresnoland. The four-person Fresnoland Lab team will be focused on how the region grows into the future.

As an editor on this project, you will lead a team of journalists who will write stories and share multimedia that highlight challenges and opportunities around land use, water integration and the local housing crisis in communities throughout the central San Joaquin Valley.

The team also will be responsible for tracking the roots, impacts and potential solutions to the region’s affordable housing challenges.

The lab’s reporting will go deep. This not a breaking news effort, though we will write stories that should be shared immediately. The successful editor will have the skills to build audience loyalty, engagement and growth through a thorough understanding of the metrics that inform them.

As Lab Editor, you will serve as the leader of a team of four journalists who are working on the project. This is a working editor role, in that you also will report stories. The editor will serve as a bridge for key stakeholders, readers and The Bee’s news reporters, videographers and editors. You’ll help build new communication channels for important reporting, including a growing a newsletter subscriber list and through regular in-person gatherings. You will have daily editing experience will make story suggestions to the reporting team.

You will coach reporters on relevant storytelling techniques and you will also be responsible for ensuring our collaborative efforts reach diverse audiences with the development and execution of content distribution plans across multiple platforms and geographic areas in the Central Valley, principally in Fresno.

The successful candidate will use audience data and proven best practices to drive decision making. She or he will be curious, asking questions of reporters and readers at every opportunity and seeing story ideas around each corner.

Video and/or audio will accompany most stories, and reporters should show the ability to switch between formats as needed and with support from our Fresno Bee team of editors and video journalists. Familiarity with data journalism skills is essential.

This position will report to the Executive Editor in Fresno. It is a two-year position, with the potential to discuss future opportunities in Fresno and/or McClatchy. A bilingual editor (Spanish and English) is a significant plus.

The Bee’s vision is for this team to contribute to improved economic and quality of life outcomes in the Central Valley, and the Lab Editor is key to its success.

Requirements

  • Two to four years of editing experience.
  • Ability to act as a proxy for our readers, asking the questions they want answered.
  • Ability to network, and establish effective community partnerships.
  • Understanding of metrics, and the ability to discuss in public what they mean.
  • The ability to lead, direct, collaborate with and coach colleagues both on her or his team and beyond.
  • Strong editing skills and excellent news judgment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including empathy and a superior ability to listen.
  • Comfort with a job that will be demanding, fast-paced, constantly evolving, and more outcome-oriented than task-oriented.
  • Ability to say no when stories are overly incremental, lack value or otherwise don’t meet our standards.
  • An interest in and aptitude for storytelling using a broad range of media, including the written word, video, photography, podcasts and other audio, and whatever comes next.
  • Excellent journalism ethics.

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Assistant Editor – Harper Division

Harper is seeking an Assistant Editor. In this role you will report to a Senior Vice-President/Executive Editor and an Executive Editor, both acquiring fiction, memoir, essay collections, narrative nonfiction, womens interest fiction and nonfiction.
The Harper division is the publisher of bestselling and award-winning fiction and non-fiction from authors including Charles Blow, Louise Erdrich, Roxane Gay, Max Hastings, Barbara Kingsolver, Nicole Krauss, Sue Miller, Michelle McNamara, Peggy Orenstein, Ann Patchett, Daniel Silva, and Elizabeth Wetmore, among many others.

Responsibilities

Writes first drafts of editorial materials, including flap copy, fact sheets, catalogue copy, cover memos, blurb requests, etc.


Deals directly with high-profile authors and agents.


Prepares and fills out forms to request contracts, profit and loss statements, production memos, preliminary manufacturing estimates, and payments.
Acts as liaison between Editorial and Sales, Marketing, Production, Design, and Managing Editorial departments and is responsible for staying abreast of all deadlines.
Assists in editing manuscripts.


Handles select titles under minimal supervision.


Assists two senior department members in the very timely response to all submissions; will aid in the acquisitions process by reading and evaluating submissions, writing readers reports, logging in submissions, updating editorial minutes, and researching author track records as well as original book ideas.
Performs all administrative duties for titles.


Formats and transmits final manuscripts to Production Department, including proper presentation of copyright materials, art logs, and special instructions from author or editor.

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Senior Editor/Writer – Rutgers University

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Senior Editor/Writer for the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research.

Under the direction of the Center for Healthy Aging Director, the Senior Editor/Writer will be responsible for preparing all of the technical materials related to the center’s projects. This candidate will be assisting the Director, Executive Director and Program Directors with writing and editing reports, technical papers, trade magazine articles, and website content. This candidate will be responsible for preparing technical presentations and materials that will be used in outreach education activities performed within the center.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Writes and edits materials such as technical reports, research proposals, research papers, and trade journal articles that advance the Center’s priorities and strategic plan. Translates highly technical topics into accessible and interesting language that convey the significance of Center’s activities.
  • Provides concept development, design, layout, production, and print coordination for a variety of articles, publications, and projects.
  • Ensures communication materials and publications adhere to the quality standards and procedures established by the Center, support the Center’s mission, and present a clear, consistent, and compelling message.
  • Manages the operating unit’s EndNote account; organizes and maintains bibliographic references and troubleshoots the reference database, as needed.
  • Prepares web copy and proactively recommends web updates; champions those changes to see that they are implemented. Updates website, as assigned.
  • Serves as project manager for individual communications projects, as assigned. Develops appropriate strategies and collaborates with operating unit staff to complete assigned projects on schedule.
  • Submits research articles for publication to scientific journals via online submission systems, as directed.

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Writer/Editor – New York, NY

The Knight First Amendment Institute defends the freedoms of speech and the press in the digital age through strategic litigation, research, and public education. Our aim is to promote a system of free expression that is open and inclusive, that broadens and elevates public discourse, and that fosters creativity, accountability, and effective self-government.

Since its establishment in 2016, the Institute has filed precedent-setting litigation, undertaken major interdisciplinary research initiatives, and become an influential voice in debates about the freedoms of speech and the press in the digital age. Its active litigation docket includes cutting-edge cases relating to transparency, surveillance, and social media. Through its research program, the Institute has published a series of influential essays focused on emerging threats to the system of free expression. It has also hosted public events on new technology and public discourse, data journalism and the law, the First Amendment and inequality, whistleblowers, leaks, and national-security journalism.

The Institute seeks an experienced editor to edit and write content in support of the Institute’s research and litigation programs, to develop the Institute’s overall editorial voice across its research, communications, and public education work, and to further the Institute’s mission to defend free speech in the digital age. The Writer/Editor reports to the Communications Director and Research Director.

Responsibilities

  • Edit a wide range of written materials, including opinion pieces, blog posts, social media content, explainers, position papers, reports, newsletters and promotional communications for various audiences.
  • In conjunction with the Research Director, manage the editorial process for research papers, essay series, and reports written by a range of scholars, technologists, and journalists.
  • Copyedit and proofread the Institute’s written communications and ensure that they comply with Knight Institute and Bluebook style guides as appropriate.
  • Write, co-write, and contribute to the wide range of materials the Institute produces, including opinion pieces, blog posts, social media content, explainers, position papers, reports, newsletters and promotional communications for various audiences.
  • Supervise junior staff and consultants in the production, printing and/or posting of publications.
  • Working with the Communications Director, develop the editorial direction of the Institute’s blog, shape the Institute’s editorial tone and voice, and advance the Institute’s overall editorial content for a range of audiences and publications.
  • in partnership with the communications team, continuously increase the visibility of and engagement with the Institute’s publications across various platforms.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.A. and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience
  • Extensive experience editing written materials for publication, and significant experience writing for publication.
  • Broad experience developing and implementing editorial content for advocacy organizations.
  • Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal skills, and strong project management skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A background in journalism is a plus.
  • Experience working with legal and/or advocacy organizations.
  • Strong familiarity with peer organizations and relevant publications.
  • Significant knowledge of issues relating to the freedoms of speech and the press.
  • Understanding of or interest in the impact of new technologies on freedom of expression.

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