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10 Sep 2021

Full-Time Editor

Pale Blue Dot Studio – Posted by Pale Blue Dot Studio Anywhere

Job Description

Position: Editor

Location/Work Schedule: Full-time, Remote with flexible schedule, Monday through Friday Salary Range: Competitive

About the Role
A new, independent, innovative digital media company serving the US nonreligious community seeks an enthusiastic Editor to ensure quality, effectiveness, and consistency of style for all of our content. The Editor will also work with the chief content officer to assess submissions for featured content. A successful candidate will bring intelligence, skill, creativity, and humor to the task of making a daily firehose of great content even better. Our company is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as practiced values in the workplace. We promote diversity of thought, culture and background and consider it critical to our mission to employ a staff that is representative of the diverse community we seek to serve.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with chief content officer (CCO) to assess feature article and podcast pitches
  • Light editing and formatting of up to 100 content pieces per week, from short columns to long features
  • Write/rewrite headlines, decks, and ledes for maximum reader engagement
  • Ensure all content conforms to style guide
  • Help keep style guide continually updated
  • Image optimization (cropping, size, credits) and some image selection
  • Monitor content SEO
  • Help track balance and breadth of topics covered
  • Help track inclusion and diversity of featured voices
  • Help the CCO monitor and maintain a healthy workplace culture in the creative team
  • Provide administrative support to the CCO
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Position Requirements:

  • Experience with WordPress, including Gutenberg editor
  • Demonstrated experience working with or within underserved populations
  • Proven work experience as a content editor
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills
  • Experience with WordPress
  • Familiarity with SEO, ideally with Yoast
  • Permanently authorized to work in the US
  • Proficiency in English
  • Well organized, attention to detail
  • You have a demonstrated interest and alignment with our mission
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Frankly delightful to work with

Our content is written by and for the nonreligious community and sometimes includes religious critique. We also amplify the voices of marginalized communities and embrace inclusion as a key principle of our work. If you are comfortable with and supportive of those values, we encourage you to apply!

About The Company
Pale Blue Dot Studio is a new, independent, innovative digital media company that delivers world-class journalism, storytelling, and commentary from a secular perspective. We are focused on advocating for and serving eighty four million+ religiously unaffiliated Americans across digital, podcasts, streaming, live events, video and social media. We are a mission driven private company, and our content and community platform is designed to inspire cultural and civic engagement. Our brand is scheduled to launch at the end of 2021.

The company is an equal opportunity employer that highly values team diversity. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other factors protected by applicable law.

How to Apply

Instructions to Apply Submit a resume with a cover letter (optional) to: careers@paleblue.studio In your email, please explain your interest in the position and what you would bring to the company and the team. Be prepared to share references and a portfolio of previous work examples relevant to the essential job duties, upon request.

Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 28 days.

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