Planning Editor, Huffington Post

Company Description

The Huffington Post is a Pulitzer Prize-winning source of breaking news, video, features, and entertainment, as well as a highly engaged global community for opinion and conversation. The platform has 100,000 bloggers -- from politicians, students, and celebrities to academics, parents and policy experts -- who contribute in real-time on the subjects about which they are most passionate. The Huffington Post is committed to covering our core editorial pillars -- news and politics, wellness, and solutions to the world's biggest problems -- and using every available tool and platform, including virtual reality and immersive storytelling, to inform, inspire, entertain and empower. With a global multi-platform audience, The Huffington Post has editions in the UK, Canada, France, Spain, Italy, Japan, Maghreb, Germany, Brazil, South Korea, Greece, India, Australia and the Arab world. The Huffington Post is part of AOL Inc.

Job Description

The Huffington Post needs a hyper-organized leader to focus on long- and short-term editorial planning. The goal is to weave together big-picture strategy with audience-first coverage plans -- and then, in turn, make sure our editorial initiatives and priorities are consistently relayed to the rest of the company, including the video, tech/product, business development, sales and PR teams. This critical hire will help manage our editorial calendar, work closely with the audience development and analytics units, and help our entire organization become more proactive.


  • Collaborate with internal teams to evaluate and optimize our editorial coverage.

  • Help coordinate advanced editorial planning that’s both topic- and events-based.

  • Identify trends and insights using analytics data, and turn them into actionable editorial recommendations for our reporters and editors.

  • Manage an editorial calendar, coordinate brainstorms and hone content to help enrich our editorial experiences and grow our audiences.

  • Ensure that daily traffic is aligned with calendar traffic projections.


  • At least 3-5 years of work experience in a newsroom.

  • A quick learner who is self-motivated, detail-oriented and ambitious.

  • Ability to work at a fast pace and navigate a large newsroom with many layers of stakeholders.

  • Confidence to operate in a quickly changing environment.

  • Positive, can-do attitude with focus on results.
Additional Information

EEO/AA Women, Minorities, Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities Employer: AOL offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including 401(k) match and performance bonus. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or other protected category.

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