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Editorial Assistant

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This is a full-time contract position for an editorial assistant

The editorial assistant writes engaging display and body copy; produces weekly e-mail newsletters; spots parenting news and trends; and develops quality, search-engine-optimized content for our Web, mobile, and tablet environments.

This position is based in the offices in San Franscisco, CA.

Responsibilities for this position:

* Write, produce, and track performance of weekly e-mail newsletters
• Manage and program content for marketing and promotion purposes
• Write articles, news stories, product recall notices, and blog posts
• Track parenting news and trends, and publish daily news feed
• Edit and tag content in our content management system
• Fact-check and update content
• Assist with other content creation tasks as needed
• Support editorial team on a daily basis
• Work across departments to support editorial projects


Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have:
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• A talent for crafting snappy, clickable teaser copy
• A proven ability to create body copy that's easy to understand and that holds a reader's attention
• Experience creating content and tools for a consumer website, blog, app, or publication
• A deep interest in service journalism (particularly in the areas of parenting and women's and children's health)
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• The ability to multitask and deliver on deadline
• Some knowledge of HTML, SEO, web analytics, and social networks
• An understanding of content management systems and the ability to master BabyCenter's authoring tools and site architecture
• English-Spanish bilingualism a plus, but not required
• A bachelor’s degree
• One to three years of relevant experience

Key words to look for in cover letter and resume for this position:

• Digital media experience
• Online media experience
• SEO experience
• CMS experience
• CMS knowledge
• English degree
• Journalism degree
• Science degree
• Reporting experience
• Online publishing experience
• Social media knowledge or understanding
• Blog or blogging experience

For candidates forwarded to us for consideration, we require a cover letter be shared.

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