Lifestyle Editor

Position: 
Lifestyle Editor
Location: 
Boston, MA

Company Description

Her Campus Media (hercampus.com; hercampusmedia.com) is the #1 media brand for the empowered college woman and a 360-degree college marketing agency, reaching over 33 million users monthly.  Major platforms include flagship site HerCampus.com, on-campus network of 380+ campus chapters, InfluenceHer Collective of 4,000+ millennial & Gen Z female influencers, annual proprietary tentpole programs College Fashion Week and Her Conference, bestselling book "The Her Campus Guide to College Life", and more.

Leveraging its digital, social, experiential, influencer and on-campus reach, Her Campus Media provides award-winning integrated marketing services for name-brand clients.  Her Campus Media has been named to Forbes' 30 Under 30, Entrepreneur magazine's Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce's Top Small Business of the Year, Forbes 100 Best Websites for Women and 10 Best Websites for Millennial Women among other accolades.

Job Description

This position can be based in our Boston office or remotely from NYC or LA.

Her Campus is seeking a full-time Lifestyle Editor who will drive engagement and growth in timely news coverage, special editorial features, and oversee all lifestyle content (news, entertainment, food, travel, dorm) for hercampus.com. The Lifestyle Editor will be responsible for developing the section’s e-commerce content, thinking strategically with SEO-driven articles, all while creating original franchises and conducting interviews for long-form features. The Lifestyle Editor will oversee a team of remote news, entertainment, and lifestyle writers and will work directly with the entire editorial team. The Lifestyle Editor will report to the Senior Editor.

The ideal candidate has editorial experience and their finger on the pulse of what’s trending for college women — what they want to read more of, what they’re shopping for, the celebrities they’re obsessed with, the shows they’re binge-watching, and the political issues that they want to discuss. The ideal candidate will also understand the importance of inclusivity, be passionate about providing innovative and relatable content in a way that is feminist, funny, and genuine, and be deeply familiar with the Her Campus voice. You should be the type of person that’s sending HC articles to your friends, but also have feedback for how we can improve.

Responsibilities

  • Assign and edit daily lifestyle news and stories

  • Manage a team of college student writers

  • Develop and execute an editorial content plan based on trends and reports

  • Serve as an editorial lead on lifestyle coverage — including celebrity-related programs and partnerships and attending and covering major events

  • Liaise with publicists on product launches and exclusive opportunities

  • Increase e-commerce content

  • Work with Assistant Social Editor, Video to conceptualize unique and engaging video content across platforms

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 1-3 years of full-time digital editorial experience

  • Involvement in Her Campus during college preferred

  • Superb writing and editing skills

  • Rigorous attention to detail

  • Ability to confidently attend and cover major events and secure and conduct high-profile interviews

  • Excellent organizational and project management skills

  • Ability to cover award shows or breaking news outside of normal working hours, when necessary

  • Capable of functioning autonomously and complete projects and tasks without close management and supervision

  • Fluency with typical office technology and software; knowledge of AP Style; knowledge of Google Analytics

  • Self-starter with go-getter attitude, positive and upbeat nature, and excellent work ethic who doesn’t mind getting his/her hands dirty and is excited about working in a start-up environment

  • Passion for Her Campus, our mission, and the job of growing our traffic, elevating our brand, and leading our team of college writers

Additional Information

Please note: Her Campus Media hopes to recruit and advance minorities, women, LGBTQ+, persons with disabilities, and veterans—we welcome and encourage all applicants. Our goal is for our team and culture to reflect the diversity of the global community of women we serve.

This is a full-time salaried position that includes a base salary plus opportunities for performance bonuses, with benefits including top of the line Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance, official "Business for Birth Control" guarantee, dental and vision insurance, 401k plan with company matching, flexible sick leave, vacation and personal day policy, extremely generous company holiday policy, summer Fridays, and fun yet focused dog-friendly office environment.

This is an opportunity to join a fast-growing, women-owned-and-operated start-up and play an integral role as part of the editorial and social team running one of the most popular sites for Gen Z and millennial women.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and links to 3 relevant writing clips as one PDF. Please also include whether you are applying for this position based in our office in Boston or on a remote basis from NYC or LA.

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