Freelance Content Update Editor

Contract / Freelance N/A, United States


As a Dotdash Freelance Content Update Editor, you will revise and augment existing articles to elevate the user experience and drive additional traffic for Dotdash brands.

When you apply, you must include a cover letter and clips of your best work. Your cover letter also should identify the vertical for which you are applying. Rate is $25/hour.

We need content updaters in the following verticals:

The Balance and Investopedia: Your resume should show extensive editorial experience in covering business and financial topics, such as general investments, real estate, taxes, wills, ETFs, stocks, company profiles, marketing, global economy, HR, small business advice and entrepreneurship. Candidates with multiple areas of expertise will receive special consideration.

The Spruce: Your resume should demonstrate expertise in writing/editing about food, decorating, knitting and embroidery, pets and crafts.

Thoughtco: Your resume should indicate that you’re a strong: Y generalist editor, particularly with education topics. Other areas we need to fill call for someone with expertise in pop culture, general religions, sports, tech, math, the sciences, journalism, automotive subjects and media. Fluency in Asian languages is a plus.

TripSavvy: Candidates should demonstrate extensive experience in travel writing. We cover all regions of the world.

Lifewire: Extensive experience writing about tech issues across a wide range of topics is a must.

The Balance (Military): Candidates should have experience writing/editing military manuals and know how to render sections of the manual into original content the average reader will understand.

About Your Contributions:  

  • Assess how much revision or updating an article needs
  • Assess whether an article is too outdated or poorly composed to salvage
  • Perform the revisions or updates
  • Fact check the content
  • Copyedit any content that needs little or no revision

About You: 

  • Knowledge working in a content management system
  • Able to work independently and accurately
  • Please allot for a minimum of 20 hours weekly
  • Comfortable working remotely

About Us: 

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication. Our brands include Verywell, The Spruce, The Balance, Investopedia, Lifewire, TripSavvy, Byrdie, MyDomaine, Brides and ThoughtCo.

Dotdash embraces inclusivity and values our diverse community. We are committed to building a team based on qualifications, merit and business need. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.