Associate Editor (Remote)

Community.co is seeking a full-time Associate Editor to join our fast-paced team. The right person for the job will have the ability to juggle multiple projects, can work independently, is creative and detail oriented.

 

Who we are

Community.co has pioneered the business of community for over a decade. We build, acquire and manage professional communities of all shapes and sizes. To date, we’ve represented 50+ communities and 25K+ members, powered by our team of 200 people worldwide.

Our communities include Forbes Councils, Newsweek Expert Forum, Rolling Stone Culture Council, Fast Company Executive Board, Business Journals Leadership Trust, and YEC, a council for the world’s most successful young entrepreneurs.

 

Who you are

The right candidate cares deeply about creating a personal, positive experience for stakeholders, even when dealing with large volume. You excel at spotting the “human” element inside of every interaction. You are a great communicator on the phone and over email and take the time to get to know people. You thrive in a remote work environment, and welcome both the freedom and responsibility that comes with it. You will report to, and work closely with, our Director of Content alongside a team of awesome senior and associate editors on a variety of projects — most importantly, working with our incredible members (some of the world’s smartest professionals, startup founders, C-level executives and business owners) to help them publish thought leadership articles for websites.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Editing several dozen articles per week, per various partners’ style guides, often on very tight deadlines. Our writers have different levels of experience, so editing may involve detailed feedback and several rounds of work.
  • Regularly meeting with the Director of Content to discuss challenges and successes and report on departmental metrics.
  • Delivering content to media partners via content management systems on or before the deadline.
  • Overseeing article publication links and providing metrics reports (articles edited, published, etc.).
  • Pushing member content live on our various properties daily.
  • Updating our editorial queue and calendar.
  • Interacting with busy members regarding their submissions in a professional, courteous and helpful way.

 

Qualifications

  • One or more years’ POST-COLLEGE professional copywriting/journalism or editorial experience covering business topics including technology, finance, management and/or marketing.
  • Impeccable grammar, spelling and communication skills are a must.
  • Solid understanding and experience with AP Style and web publishing.
  • Basic HTML knowledge (h2s, links, etc.)
  • Experience with WordPress or similar content management system.
  • Professional, courteous and solution-focused approach to interpersonal communication and author feedback is a MUST.

 

Preferred qualifications

  • Detail-oriented and naturally inquisitive/critical. Editing requires a strong desire to learn, check facts, and double-check your own work (from word choice to headline capitalization) — preferably using your own careworn dictionary/stylebook.
  • Strong editorial track record (print or web) — demonstrated experience in content marketing, copywriting, journalism and/or copyediting/proofing.
  • Team player and personable communicator who can both take feedback w/o ego AND provide the same to our awesome community.
  • Excellent time and project management skills. Deadlines are not optional.
  • Willing to ask for help when needed — or, on the flip side, take the lead on a system or process they can improve. The right person will adapt the role to them.
  • A voracious reader who loves behind-the-scenes business reporting. We work with big media players and game-changing C-level execs/founders/professionals/business owners. Your willingness to develop an understanding of the subject matter and tune into trends is crucial to your success.

 

Additional benefits

  • A growing team with opportunities to develop with a thriving company
  • Use new technology & solve interesting problems
  • 100% remote, work where you want
  • 401K with up to 4% company match
  • Generous paid time off + all major US holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision coverage [company pays $475 - $735]

 

To apply

In your cover letter, please include:

  • WHY do you want to work for Community.co?
  • WHY are you the perfect fit for the job?
  • WHY are you passionate about editing?

(Applications without cover letters addressing these three questions will not be considered.)

Qualified candidates will be asked to take a one-hour editing test to demonstrate baseline knowledge of AP style, editorial discernment, grammar, spelling, etc.

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Please note that this job description is not designed to cover a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for this role and responsibilities may change at any time.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

At Community.co, we are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to promote inclusiveness in everything we do. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Community.co is also committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear and see. We will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.