Contract News & Deals Senior Editor

Editorial/Content United States

This assignment posting is for an Agency Worker opportunity with Dotdash Meredith. The Agency Worker is paid by a staffing agency employer. Agency Workers will receive a W2 from the staffing agency reporting their earnings for tax purposes.

The News & Deals InStyle team is looking for a part time Commerce Senior Editor to edit, write, and update affiliate shopping content in the beauty and style space. The ideal candidate is an experienced, savvy digital editor who is familiar with news-centric commerce and able to work comfortably in a fast-paced environment. You will be responsible for editing a mix of stories, including single product reviews and roundups, pitching and writing timely short-form stories, and updating prices, copy, and headlines on select content.

Assignment Details: 
2 or 3 days per week every week during regular east coast business hours; Friday availability is preferred.
4 month assignment with potential to extend
Hourly Rate: $40-45 per hour
Location: Remote - US

Assignment Responsibilities: 

40% editing
Assist senior editors with editing workload as needed
40% writing
Write 1–2 stories a day to help meet velocity goals
20% updating stories
Update InStyle stories for accuracy and freshness
* Plus, other tasks as determined by your manager; your day-to-day is subject to change based on weekly priorities
  • 6 years minimum experience writing and editing digital content at a major lifestyle publication; commerce content experience is highly preferred
  • Experienced freelancer interested in guaranteed weekly hours/pay that can work a minimum of 16 hours per week (on a set schedule, for the most part)
  • Experience pitching, writing, and editing beauty, style, and celebrity content; you have your finger on the pulse of what’s new and trending, plus what will resonate with readers from a commerce perspective
  • Able to write and edit on tight deadlines based on the news and sales cycle; quick turnaround is expected
  • Flexible when it comes to daily assignments and able to seamlessly pivot from task to task while still upholding brand style/voice and creating quality content
Dotdash Meredith is America’s largest digital and print publisher. Our 40+ iconic and fast-growing brands harness the best intent-driven content, the fastest sites, and the fewest ads to help nearly 200 million people every month, including 95 percent of US women, make decisions, take action, and find inspiration. Dotdash Meredith brands include PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, Verywell, FOOD & WINE, The Spruce, Allrecipes, Byrdie, REAL SIMPLE, Investopedia, Southern Living and more.
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