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Associate Editor

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Date Posted

May 16, 2023

Site Type

Remote, UK

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Full position title: Associate Editor, Mornings, People Digital

The associate editor will work Mondays through Fridays, 9am to 5pm, with the primary goal of supporting the morning lead editors by writing and editing content and fielding breaking news. In addition to working closely with the U.K.-based morning staff editor, this person will be a part of the off-hours team, helping the New York office to kick off the news agenda, before the U.S. starts its business day.

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. Needs to be comfortable writing and editing, and sometimes self-publishing.

This individual must have 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
+Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results 60%
+Supporting the morning 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 (Preferable, not essential) 

Experience: +3-5 years of 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.


Company Profile

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Remote, UK

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