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Updates Editor, Contract

Company: Ask Media Group
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

We're looking for detail-oriented, creative, and deadline-driven editors with impeccable editorial judgment and experience updating and rewriting content for user experience, SEO, brand guidelines, and social.

Please include a cover letter explaining what led you to become an editor, what interests you about this specific position, and a professionally published writing sample or portfolio link along with your resume.

About Us

Home to the iconic Ask.com website and headquartered in Oakland's thriving downtown, Ask Media Group is a collection of websites that help curious people find the information they need. Our growing portfolio of websites helps our users discover everything from the latest on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout to the bizarre history behind the Heaven's Gate cult of the 1990s, and we thrive on the challenge of developing a wide variety of sites that address everyday questions, no matter how big or small.

Our team knows how to not only create but profitably grow digital properties to a meaningful scale, touching the lives of millions of people each day. Ask Media Group is owned and operated by IAC (NASDAQ: IAC) and is a part of IAC Publishing, IAC's collection of premium content brands.

What You Get to Do

Working alongside a team of writers and editors and reporting to Ask Media Group's Content Governance Lead, you'll be responsible for editing and rewriting existing content across AMG's portfolio of sites.

Your work will contribute to the editorial quality, user experience and accuracy of existing and newly published content on our sites - Ask.com, Reference.com, SymptomFind.net, AskMoney.com and more! Our 100M+ monthly users come to us for a wide variety of topics, meaning that you will have the opportunity to edit and update content on topics from health, history, and science to current events, entertainment, and more.

  • Research, edit and update existing content according to brand guidelines and project details to ensure articles remain accurate, up-to-date, and high quality
  • Optimize and rewrite articles for SEO best practices
  • Update articles on timely and developing news stories under tight deadlines for sharing on AMG social accounts
  • Perform audits and checks on e-commerce content to maintain affiliate links
  • Source, select and crop high quality and attention-grabbing images to accompany articles
  • Pitch your own writing assignments based on trending topics/keyword research and assist in other team pitches
  • Play an integral role in content initiatives on new and existing domains
  • Add content metadata (keywords, tags) to help improve our content database

What You Bring to Us

You are passionate about digital storytelling and understand how to edit for voice & tone and brand specifications to create an engaging user experience. You're a meticulous editor who can also see the bigger picture of strategic business goals. You're comfortable working in a fast-moving group where priorities are always shifting. You keep your cool and produce high-quality work under tight deadlines. You bring a critical eye to reading and revising, and can apply AMG's editorial guidelines to the review of highly-trafficked content.

  • 2-3 years of editorial/digital publishing experience as an editor
  • Excellent editorial judgment and a thorough grasp of how to edit for a variety of voice & tone guidelines, brand guidelines, angles, audiences and demographics
  • Experience editing a range of content types and formats, including editorial features, quizzes, and listicles
  • Experience editing for SEO and familiarity with basic SEO best practices
  • Experience editing e-commerce and sponsored content
  • Experience selecting and editing images for editorial
  • Familiar with AP style
  • Interest in news, history, education and pop culture. You're active on social media and always know what's trending before your friends. It's ok to be that know-it-all-friend!
  • Extremely detail-oriented and meticulous
  • Ability to work against tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities
  • Great communication skills and ability to articulate concepts

Company Culture

A company's culture is always a work-in-progress. Ours is founded upon a professional atmosphere where people are passionate about learning and doing our best. Sometimes we fail, but we learn from these failures. All the while, we believe that maintaining work-life balance and having fun is the key to our success.


This role accepts applications for work in all U.S. states.

Additional Information

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: Ask Media Group, Oakland , Updates Editor, Contract, Other , Oakland, California

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