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 www.refinery29.com, www.refinery29.uk, and www.refinery29.de 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?
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