New York or Remote
Health.com is seeking a fast-moving news editor to join our team. If you are a highly organized, editorially driven, content expert who is dedicated to the latest health news and information, this could be the job for you.
This role will be focused on editing time-sensitive news articles, recruiting and managing freelance writers, and conceptualizing content programs with the full editorial team.
Research, pitch, assign, edit, and publish search-optimized trending and breaking news articles in our CMS
Recruit, onboard, and manage a diverse pool of freelance health and medical writers who can cover health topics from a lens that impacts different communities
Understand the brand’s style and edit with the brand voice top of mind
Work with the news editorial team to help shape and define editorial strategy, increase audience, and drive user engagement
Collaborate with visuals team to ensure accurate and inclusive imagery in stories
Track competitive landscape to identify trends, opportunities, and gaps in coverage
Track issues that arise and discuss with team members to address and resolve
Participate in team meetings to contribute to shared content goals and strategy
Report and write stories as needed
3-5 years of experience developing and editing digital news content
Must have experience covering health, science, or wellness news, with the ability to recognize newsworthy trending topics and how to cover them with a clear takeaway for readers
Ability to clearly translate medical jargon and academic speak into consumer-friendly, engaging copy
Detail-oriented and deadline-focused with solid editing skills, as well as a deep understanding of what works on the web
Strong copywriter, capable of writing click-worthy headlines and blurbs, all the while keeping an inclusive and trustworthy tone.
Familiarity with SEO best practices
Proactive, flexible, and enthusiastic team player—this is a fun, collaborative environment with people passionate about health and wellness.