Dating Editor

New York, NY
Editorial - Elite Daily
Full-time

Elite Daily is hiring a dating editor to assign, edit, and publish editorial work written and produced by a team of remote, part-time writers and freelancers. The ideal candidate will have excellent copy-editing and content editing skills, and he or she will have their finger on the pulse of current sex, dating, and relationship news and trends. The editor should feel strongly about providing Elite Daily's female, millennial readership with well-sourced articles containing professional advice on all things dating, sex, and relationships.

The ideal candidate will also understand the utmost importance of inclusivity; be passionate about providing authentic and raw commentary on the millennial dating experience in a way that is honest, feminist, funny, and factual; possess a strong understanding of AP style; and be familiar with SEO best practices.

This is full-time position located at our New York City headquarters.

Responsibilities

    • Assign and edit multiple stories a day for spelling, grammar, clarity, tone, factuality, structure, and more in a quick yet thorough manner
    • Sweep the internet for relevant dating and dating app news that would appeal to the Elite Daily audience
    • Effectively package posts for search and/or social with enticing, clickable headlines and teasers
    • Work directly with writers, fellow dating editors, and the senior dating editorto brainstorm and ideate unique angles on current trending topics
    • Find the viral stories other outlets have yet to discover
    • Be a fountain of ideas!
    • Reach out to, interview, and maintain a database of experts and sources for articles

Requirements

    • 1-3 years in-house editing experience at a digital or print publisher
    • A passion for delivering great dating, sex, and relationship content to millennials
    • Proven editorial judgment, high ethical standards, and excellent interpersonal skills
    • Strong understanding of how stories are shared and consumed differently across platforms
    • An ability to remain flexible while meeting deadlines and managing multiple assignments/projects
    • Portfolio with clips that showcase writing and/or editing skills
    • Bachelor's degree

Elite Daily is a site for and by women who are discovering the world, and themselves in the process. Our writers, like our readers, come at life from a wide range of backgrounds, but we're all eager to learn about the world around us in a way that’s relatable, honest, and fun. But most of all, we’re in search of experiences — the kinds that could change our night, the kinds that could change our mind, and the kinds that could change our life. In the meantime, while we figure out where we stand, we’re here to help each other stand up for our friends, our beliefs, and, most of all, ourselves. And when nothing goes according to plan (does it ever?), we'll be here to laugh along with you.