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Associate Editor

Associate Editor, Nights

Remote US

Full time

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Job Description

I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.

The associate editor will work Mondays – Fridays, 2pm 10pm PST, with the primary goal of supporting the lead night editors by writing and editing content and fielding breaking news at night. The person in this role must be comfortable covering content from all of People’s 16 verticals, spanning entertainment and royals to crime and human interest to lifestyle content, collaborating closely with the vertical editors as needed. Need to be comfortable writing and editing, and sometimes self-publishing. Need shrewd news judgement, a strong understanding of analytics, an ability to move fast, plus strong organizational skills, an impeccable attention to detail in the copy. It’s also crucial to be able to prioritize and program content that will drive strong traffic, while understanding the particular sensibilities of the People brand. This role will collaborate across teams and liaise with many verticals, so good people skills and time management skills are essential.

II. Essential Job Functions

Weight % – Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results

60% – Supporting the night editors by writing, editing and assigning as needed, being willing to pivot depending on needs of the news cycle

10% – Programming the homepage as needed

20% – Reporting

10% – Collaborating with legal team on vetting of stories.


III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.

Education: BA or BS

Experience: 3-5 years experience working in a high volume, digital news operation. Proven experience editing or self-publishing.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Strong organizational skills and a proven ability to work independently.

Strong writing and editing skills, impeccable journalistic standards and attention to detail.

Ability to respond quickly to breaking news and understand how to prioritize urgent vs. non urgent content.

An understanding of SEO and analytics.

Strong understanding of the entertainment news landscape and evolving audience interests.

Ability to work with anybody: this role requires a lot of liaising with many different departments.

% Travel Required (Approximate): None

It is the policy of Meredith Operations Corporation (“Dotdash Meredith”, “the Company”) to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Company will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Accommodation requests can be made by emailing ddm.hr@dotdashmdp.com.

The Company participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here: https://www.e-verify.gov/employees

Pay Range

Salary: $49500 – $65000

The pay range above represents the anticipated low and high end of the pay range for this position and may change in the future. Actual pay may vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to work location, experience, and performance. The range listed is just one component of Dotdash Meredith’s total compensation package for employees. Other compensation may include annual bonuses, and short- and long-term incentives. In addition, Dotdash Meredith provides to employees (and their eligible family members) a variety of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, prescription drug coverage, unlimited paid time off (PTO), adoption or surrogate assistance, donation matching, tuition reimbursement, basic life insurance, basic accidental death & dismemberment, supplemental life insurance, supplemental accident insurance, commuter benefits, short term and long term disability, health savings and flexible spending accounts, family care benefits, a generous 401K savings plan with a company match program, 10-12 paid holidays annually, and generous paid parental leave (birthing and non-birthing parents), all of which may vary depending on the specific nature of your employment with Dotdash Meredith and your work location. We also offer voluntary benefits such as pet insurance, accident, critical and hospital indemnity health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance.