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The editorial team has an opening for a savvy and seasoned content editor. The content editor will work on one of the largest Web pages in the world. The position entails establishing relationships and working with producers, editors and channel managers from all properties around the network to discover the best content that each property has to offer. The successful candidate will make decisions on what content to run on the homepage and which content not to surface for the audience. In addition to choosing content and gauging quality, the content editor will be tasked with writing and editing headlines each day that encourage users to click around the network. The successful candidate will be charged with understanding business models, becoming familiar with external partners and working with content of varying types on the network. The content editor must have the capacity to understand and work with 20+ network properties, each with different content and varying business models. The homepage team must be able to successfully marry what the audience is looking for on a daily basis with the business goals and content offerings of the network. This position also involves tracking along with homepage data to identify trends, editorial successes and areas for improvement. The content editor will work as part of a team in a fast-paced, daily publishing environment, and should be versatile in both tasks performed and topic expertise. This is a contract position for up to one year, based in Bellevue, Wash.

The successful candidate must be a seasoned writer and editor with at least three years of experience in a daily publishing environment (print or Web) and at least two years working in Web-based publishing. The successful candidate will possess strong writing/editing skills, knowledge of Web-based publishing, solid communication and partnering skills, and have a proven ability to write/edit short, snappy, riveting headlines and copy. Moreover, candidate should be highly organized, self-motivated, resourceful, capable of making numerous editorial decisions while under pressure, and be able to manage strict deadlines -- both for themselves and for outside editors. Candidates must also understand Web behavior, Web culture, what does and doesn't work from a consumer point of view, and have a thorough understanding of and passion for Web publishing, including a working knowledge of its tenets (current wisdom about length, style, tone, interactivity, click-through, audience loyalty, traffic patterns, etc.). This position requires a Bachelors degree in Journalism or related field.

Aquent, is a firm that offers content design and development, marketing, and creative services solutions. For more than 20 years, we have helped provide outsourcing and staffing solutions to clients such as Microsoft, HP, and Starbucks. We're a minority-owned business, committed to maintaining professional quality with a personal touch.

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