Trending Editor

Refinery29 New York , NY 10007

Posted 1 week ago

About Refinery29:

Refinery29 is the leading digital media and entertainment company focused on women with a global audience footprint of 550 million across all platforms. Our mission is to be a catalyst for women to feel, see, and claim their power by providing optimistic and diverse creativity, storytelling, and points of view. We deliver style and substance to an audience that's highly engaged across a variety of devices and destinations, from the original video and editorial features, to live experiences and social storytelling. Please visit,, and for more information and to browse content.

About the role:

Refinery29 is looking for a Trending Editor to run quick turnaround trending news content across verticals. This editor will report to the Director of Content Strategy and work closely with each vertical director (entertainment, news, fashion, beauty, work & money, wellness, lifestyle) to help ensure timely, comprehensive coverage of the day's news in each section.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent collaborator, have experience in each of the relevant verticals, and thrive in a fast-paced newsroom environment. They will have excellent news judgement and a nose for big stories, a sense of urgency and speed, and a clear understanding and mastery of Google Trends, search engine optimization, and distribution strategy.

What Makes an R29er?

  • You have commitment and passion for the mission of R29 to be a catalyst for women to feel, see, and claim their power and realize their infinite potential. You are a magic maker who sees possibility and turns dreams into reality.

What you'll do:

  • Build a team of freelance writers with expertise in each of the relevant verticals from news to fashion to beauty to lifestyle

  • Assign, edit, and publish 8-10 stories a day

  • Work collaboratively with vertical directors and content strategy team to coordinate coverage on the day's trending news

  • Help the team hit our monthly traffic goals, working closely with the content strategy team and analytics team to help make strategic performance decisions

What you have:

  • Positive, intuitive/proactive, and collaborative team player

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Superior judgment and discretion

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Keynote, Google Calendar

To be successful here you are:

  • Comfortable building and leading a fast-paced, high-volume team

  • Able to motivate team members and collaborate well with other teams

  • Able to problem solve in an ever-changing environment

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