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Content Editor

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Do you have a passion for search? Are you on top of current events and popular culture? Can you turn ordinary words into short sparkling headlines? If so, then you may be the person we need.

We are looking for a talented Content Editor to join our team working on the homepage as well as other projects. In this role, you will be writing engaging text, crafting an editorial calendar, researching dynamic photography, and working closely with a variety of partners to ensure the highest quality experience for our customers. Experience in an online publishing environment working on a consumer Web site covering current events and popular culture is required.

You must be able to handle multiple editorial and programming responsibilities concurrently, and work well under regular deadline pressure in a constantly evolving environment. Some weekend hours are required in this position. French as a second language desirable.


Job duties
• Select visually appealing images and write short, engaging text that entices users to click through to great results.
• Edit photos using advanced Photoshop techniques to enhance the image where necessary.
• Work closely with the US homepage team and other project editors to ensure high-quality, relevant content is surfaced.
• Maintain an editorial calendar of events relevant to the audience in Canada.
• Edit content written by others.
• Use search trends to identify and approve content programming opportunities
• Apply your knowledge of news, sports and entertainment on a daily basis
• Make on-the-fly decisions about daily content programming priorities

In this role, you need to have
• Strong editorial experience working as an editor or writer in a daily Web publishing environment
• Excellent writing skills including headline and caption writing with flawless spelling and grammar
• A strong background in online research and experience making valid evaluations of quality
• Ability to convey features and functions in concise meaningful words
• Thorough understanding of online editorial best practices and priorities
• Ability to use online content management systems and web tracking and reporting tools
• Great interpersonal skills; strong partner management experience
• A sense of humor
The ideal candidate will have:
• High familiarity with web searching
• Well-informed in the areas of news, sports, and entertainment
• Strong grammar
• Excellent headline writing
• Able to identify breaking-news stories
• Able to exercise solid judgment in determining the appropriate content for our user base
• Poise under deadline pressure
• Experience in assessing photo quality
• Able to handle multiple editorial and programming duties concurrently
• Proactive, organized, easily able to multitask and comfortable making decisions in a fast-paced environment
• Detail-oriented, with great follow-through
• Committed to consistently delivering quality work
• Comfortable working in a collaborative team environment or, as needs dictate, in an independent, autonomous role

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