Assistant Copy Editor, Branded Content

Refinery29 New York , NY 10007

Posted 8 months ago

About Refinery29:

Refinery29 is the leading media and entertainment company focused on women with a global audience footprint of 249 million across all platforms. Through a variety of lifestyle stories, original video programming, social, shareable content, and live experiences, Refinery29 provides its audience with the inspiration and tools to discover and pursue a more independent, stylish, and informed life. Please visit,, and for more information and to browse content.

About The Role:

Refinery29 is seeking a well-trained copy editor to help our branded content team polish our sponsored content for client review and publication. This person has a flawless command of grammar, immediately recognizes nuanced errors in language and logic, shows strong judgment, and is familiar with Refinery29's voice and content. S/he is open to writing copy as well. S/he is able to excel in a fun and fast-moving environment without losing her/his meticulous attention to detail or missing deadlines.

What Makes an R29er?

  • You have a deep commitment and passion for the mission of R29 to motivate and inspire women through their own unique power, identity, and infinite potential. You have a deep knowledge and/or interest in women's storytelling and reporting, as well as its distinct power to inform and drive conversation & change. You ignite possibility and solutions in even the most challenging moments, and you have an innate desire to strive for excellence and progress, through your daily work and your attitude.

What you'll do:

  • Review and top edit content for the Refinery29 branded content team, including announcement posts, dedicated emails, sponsored slides, end cards, social media, and co-branded collateral

  • Ensure copy is well-written, on-brand, grammatically correct, and logical, while also in line with R29's style guide and preferred formatting

  • Fact-check all assigned content

  • Ensure sponsored content suits the objectives of our advertising partners and is in accordance with regulations for advertising

  • Help uphold best practices for branded content at R29 across fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and entertainment verticals; must be able to flag and communicate any big-picture issues to senior members of the team

  • Assist in writing assets for clients as needed


  • Experience in a copy editing role within digital media

  • A flawless command of grammar, spelling, and punctuation; solid judgment when it comes to clarity, messaging, and voice

  • Experience fact checking copy

  • Strong writing skills and a grasp of the R29 voice

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment against tight deadlines, without sacrificing accuracy or attention to detail

  • Genuine interest in digital advertising and specifically branded content

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