Senior Editor

Senior Editor

Location: United States

  • Anywhere, REMOTE, United States
  • Full-time

Company Description

Her Campus Media is the #1 media portfolio for college students and Gen Z. Our brands — Her Campus, Spoon University, College Fashionista, InfluenceHer Collective, and Generation Hired — reach an audience of over 10 million readers and 550K social followers, and count more than 50,000 influencers and student ambassadors at 1,600 colleges in our global network. Whether through content, resources, events, or other experiences, our mission is to support, celebrate, inspire, amplify, and equip Gen Z to realize their dreams as individuals and for society. We also power full-service, integrated marketing programs for the world’s top brands, who partner with us to create authentic, meaningful connections with our audience.

Her Campus Media is made up of passionate, entrepreneurial, ambitious doers who are fired up about cultivating the next generation of leaders and changemakers. We are a small but mighty team of individuals, most of whom identify as women, committed to continuing to build a dynamic and inclusive organization where we want to work. Visit our Careers page to learn more about our culture and what makes us tick at hercampusmedia.com/careers!

Job Description

The Her Campus Senior Editor will shape and develop the brand’s Life and News coverage — including academics, national news, digital news, and viral news — and will be responsible for assigning, editing, updating, and writing articles under those topics that appeal to Her Campus’s college audience. This position reports directly to the Her Campus Site Lead within the Editorial Department.

This editor will ensure all stories reflect the Her Campus editorial brand and voice, help manage the national writer team and interns, and actively support the team’s strategies to grow traffic and engagement. This editor should be comfortable sourcing and working with freelance writers to publish thoughtful pieces tailored to our Gen Z student demographic. This editor will also oversee our Gen Leaders and Dream Jobs franchises, as well as ideate and manage any additional franchises that fall under Life or News going forward. This editor will also help oversee Her Campus’s Election 2024 coverage.

The Her Campus Senior Editor should have top-notch editing skills and news judgment, with proven experience in covering hard news topics that appeal to Gen Z, and the ability to seamlessly prioritize content based on editorial priorities, analytics, and the day-to-day news cycle.

Qualifications

Responsibilities

  • Edit and/or oversee 5+ news stories a day — a mix of content tailored to search and social, as well as personal essays, features, and experiential pieces
  • Manage a team of college student writers and interns, working with them on pitching, writing, and voice
  • Source and work with a group of freelance writers to publish stories tailored to the Gen Z demo
  • Maintain the editorial calendar (academic, political, digital, and viral news) and execute on brainstorms and coverage plans for relevant events
  • Prioritize content based on editorial priorities, analytics, and the news cycle
  • Actively support editorial strategy to grow traffic
  • Ideate and execute on large-scale editorial projects and packages
  • Oversee Gen Leaders and Dream Jobs editorial franchises and any other franchises within those verticals
  • Assist in planning and oversight of Her Campus’s Election 2024 coverage

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or other college degree) preferred
  • 5+ years of related editorial experience, preferably with a background in news as well as Gen Z/women’s digital media
  • Demonstrated experience leading a team of editors, writers, and interns
  • Strong understanding of, and passion for, the Her Campus brand and program
  • Familiarity with SEO best practices
  • Polished editing, display writing, and story packaging skills
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to write and edit quickly and efficiently without sacrificing accuracy
  • A positive, can-do attitude

Additional Information

Benefits & Perks

  • Eligibility for performance bonuses
  • Choice among six medical health insurance plans
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • 401k retirement savings plan with company matching
  • Unlimited PTO and flexibility to work remotely
  • Generous company holiday policy, with 20+ paid federal and office holidays in 2024
  • Two (2) additional floating holidays each year
  • Parent-supportive culture, including paid parental leave and flexibility post-parental leave to support your transition
  • Summer Fridays
  • FSA and HSA offered
  • Life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Free One Medical membership offering same-day primary care over video or in person
  • Free Health Advocate services to help navigate your medical benefits
  • Free Membership to TalkSpace, virtual mental health therapy

Salary Range: $70,000-$75,000

Final salary offered to the candidate selected for the position will be based on factors including but not limited to the candidate’s skills, experience, and other factors.

Location: Remote within United States territories