Features Editor, Hearst Magazines Digital Media/Marie Claire

Hearst Digital Media is seeking a Features Editor to join MarieClaire.com.


Job Description:

The features editor is a vital part of the MarieClaire.com team, responsible for managing our features coverage—pitching, writing and/or assigning, editing, and publishing a robust lineup. He/she will work closely with the Site Director to create content that gets readers’ attention, whether by being a smart take on something timely or a surprising new deep dive into something they thought they knew all about.

We’re looking for someone with boundless ideas, a solid roster of fantastic writers, at least three years experience editing longform content and reported features, and serious internet savvy—someone who lives online and knows what readers respond to and what they don’t, and, more importantly, someone who cares about why.

Exceptional writing, editing, and brainstorming skills are essential, as are self-motivation and the ability to meet tight daily and weekly deadlines.

Responsibilities:

  • Pitch, write or edit, and publish daily stories across a wide range of topics—some will be timely and responsive, some will be evergreen and longer lead
  • Edit freelance writers and junior staff
  • Coordinate with fact-checking and legal teams to ascertain stories meet all standards
  • Keep an eye on news to make sure we’re working up the ideal response pieces and second-day stories
  • Help maintain editorial calendar
  • Have and build a roster of great freelance writers
  • Be intimately familiar with analytics, and program content accordingly

Experience:

  • Five + years creating content for a media property
  • Three + years editing features content
  • Good judgment as to what works to drive audience and engagement in digital media
  • A mindfulness for women’s issues, hard news, and politics
  • Excellent writing, editing, and brainstorming skills
  • Interest in the larger women’s media landscape: beauty, fashion, celebrity, health, entertaining, culture, etc.
  • Knowledge of SEO, Photoshop, and a CMS
  • Experience tracking real-time and long-term analytics
  • Bachelor’s degree

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