Freelance Editor

Company Description

At NewsCred, our mission is to help brands tell exceptional stories that drive business results. We believe this is the future of marketing, and it can make peoples’ lives better – and improve the internet, too.

The truth is, when we started NewsCred, we didn’t know much about marketing. But we did know, as individuals, that we weren’t satisfied with the way brands marketed to us.  Fast-forward to today: We’re now the world’s leading content marketing company. We build software that supports marketers in content planning, creation, publishing, and analysis. We help brands speak to their audiences by providing both bespoke original content and content licensed from the world’s leading publishers. Finally, as pioneers in our industry, we provide unique professional services to ensure that our customers find measurable success through content marketing.

NewsCred exists because of the simply stated but enormously difficult challenge that marketers have in publishing wonderful content that actually helps us, the individuals that they are ultimately trying to reach.

Learn more at newscred.com and follow us on Twitter @newscred

Job Description

NewsCred is seeking freelance editors to create, manage, edit, and curate content for our customers. NewsCred’s editorial team brings editorial strategies to life for some of the world’s best-known brands as they build communities through content marketing. The Editor’s keen eye is essential for what our clients want to accomplish. With that in mind, freelance editors project manage and edit original content for our clients, ensuring content is high quality and on brand. Freelance editors also curate licensed content for our clients with the most stringent guidelines, and ensure that we surface articles that will pass muster under legal and brand scrutiny. 
 
Sample Responsibilities (actual responsibilities to be determined by individual customer program):
 
Original Content Management
 
Facilitate writer pitch process
Edit original content for quality and clarity
Project manage content production
Monitor and enforce writer and client deadlines
Track and report status of each piece of content in production
Work with writers to obtain necessary legal release forms
Handle program communication between writers and client
Ensure pitches and content are high quality and on brand
 
Licensed Content Management
 
Select the best licensed articles and images to publish on customer sites. 
 
Proactively monitor the performance of a client’s mix of licensed sources and regularly and concisely communicate what’s working and what’s not with appropriate team members across Editorial team.
 
Qualifications:
  • Experience editing and/or writing professionally or freelance
  • Have experience in content or news ideation and production (desired but not essential)
  • Have familiarity with digital marketing space and enthusiasm for working with commercial brands
  • Understand tone and voice, and have the ability to adapt content to a client’s specific tone (e.g. What makes a Mashable story different from a Guardian story?)
  • Be able to concisely communicate with managers and colleagues about complex client issues
  • Be available consistently 

Additional Information:

What we can offer you!

  • Everything we talk about in our “How We Work” document
  • Best-in-class compensation plans and equity in the company
  • The opportunity to work with some of the smartest minds in the industry
  • All-company Demo Day/catered lunches on Friday
  • Our culture, which is the most important thing we offer: A place to do your best work and a chance for your voice to be heard in a democratic environment as we shape a high-growth industry. This is your company.

And of course we also have:

  • Great benefits, including medical, vision, and dental, a 401k match, ping pong tables, and a generous vacation policy. And massage days (Don’t worry, it’s by a professional)
  • Come see why our culture has won numerous awards, including Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Workplaces and a spot on the 10 Best Workplaces in Advertising + Marketing for the second year in a row!

    All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

    Please, no third-party resumes for this role. Candidates submitted by agencies will not be reviewed.


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