Beauty Editor

Title: Beauty Editor

Location: United States


Forbes believes in the power of entrepreneurial capitalism and uses it on various platforms to ignite the conversations that drive systemic change in business, culture and society. We celebrate success and are committed to using our megaphone to drive diversity, equity and inclusion.

Forbes Vetted is seeking an experienced Beauty Editor to join our commerce editorial team.

This role will be responsible for assigning and editing all Forbes Vetted beauty and grooming content, which includes product guides, roundups, tested product reviews, news posts, how-tos and product odes. The ideal candidate is a subject matter expert with direct prior experience writing and editing beauty content, particularly skincare, grooming and haircare. You will work closely with the updates editors to optimize evergreen content and collaborate with the deals and special projects teams. This role reports to the Forbes Vetted deputy editor overseeing beauty and grooming and general commerce editorial.

This is a remote role with an option to commute to the Forbes office in Jersey City if desired.


  • Spearheading all beauty coverage, which includes skincare, shaving, haircare, personal products, makeup and wellness
  • Planning the editorial calendar for your section, with guidance from the deputy editor and strategy editor
  • Assigning, writing and editing beauty content based on SEO data, trends, seasonality and audience data
  • Planning and creating social content
  • Leveraging SEO tools like Google Keywords and SEMrush, plus analytics tools like Looker, to help plan content and track performance against team and individual goals
  • Participating in sales event coverage, including potential shifts over some holiday weekends that may include Memorial Day, Labor Day, Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday/Cyber Monday

The ideal candidate:

  • Is an expert in the beauty and grooming space, with 5+ years of experience writing and editing beauty content for a commerce or editorial organization (required)
  • Has impeccable writing, editing and reporting skills as well as a network of skilled writers and PR contacts (required)
  • Has a strong understanding of SEO best practices, plus prior experience with commerce writing and affiliate strategy (required)
  • Has experience with hands-on product testing in the beauty & grooming space
  • Is user-focused and understands editorial independence, but can deftly balance this with the needs of the business
  • Is a team player who can multitask and work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders
  • Is eager to innovate and experiment editorially to help grow the Forbes Vetted audience

The annual base salary range for this role is $90,000 – $100,000

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Forbes aims to offer employees the flexibility they need in order to be successful. We offer a hybrid work schedule for our employees. Some roles may be fully remote (within the U.S.) if it aligns with the needs of the position

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