Wednesday, January 5, 2022
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Reviewed/reviewed.com, a part of Gannett and the USA TODAY NETWORK, seeking a professional journalist to join us as a full-time Editorial Assistant to assist with duties like online production, image selection and editing, workflow organization, and other tasks as assigned.
The ideal candidate will have a deep curiosity about the world and an appreciation for smart service journalism. Youll be part of a rapidly growing team and responsible for shaping daily content that enriches peoples lives. Youll have a chance to share your work across the USA TODAY Network and beyond.
Our mission is to help people buy the best stuff and love what they already own. We do this by providing our audience informative, enjoyable, and genuinely useful content.
This position requires some editorial experience and a hunger to learn more about service journalism. This is a full-time role working 40 hours per week. While you will likely have the ability to occasionally write articles or review products, that will not be the main focus of this role.
This role will also require attendance on certain holidays or big sales including, but not limited to Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Amazon Prime Day. While we strongly prefer journalists with professional experience, experience producing content for other types of publications will be considered, as long as candidates demonstrate an understanding of quick-turnaround content production and journalistic ethics.
Reviewed is one of the most influential sources on the internet when it comes to reviews of products like appliances, consumer technology, lifestyle products, and more. Youll learn on the job and become a key contributor to a team of talented, like-minded product nerds.
The Editorial Assistant role reports to our Managing Editor, Deals. We are open to remote employees, but staffers are also able to work out of our (truly awesome) labs in Cambridge, MA.
Collaborate with the editorial team to assist with necessary tasks the team needs completed.
Coordinate with editors to ensure your teams editorial workflow runs smoothly and with proper notification for all parties involved, including cross-team communication with the roundup, testing, and audience development teams.
Produce articles in the appropriate CMS, with the proper formatting, image selection or creation, and link building.
Collaborate with other departments, including the roundup, testing, audience development, business development, and search and updates teams as necessary.
Update previously published stories for accuracy, SEO, or other reasons under direction from your editor as necessary.
Be available to work during holidays and major sales including, but not limited to Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Amazon Prime Day.
- Bachelor's or masters degree in communications, journalism, marketing or related field or equivalent combination of education/experience and/or training.
- Experience with producing content in CMS systems such as WordPress, Chorus, Arc, or other proprietary CMS programs.
- Strong understanding of basic word processing software such as Microsoft Word and Google Docs.
- Ability to quickly learn proprietary content production tools and overall eagerness to approach new software.
- Understanding of basic coding formatting such as HTML and Markdown.
- Understanding of copyediting skills and the ability to notice and correct typos.
- Basic photo editing skills and experience with programs like Photoshop or Canva.
- Strong understanding of journalistic ethics and commitment to upholding high ethical standards.
- Experience producing high-quality, rapid-turnaround editorial content is a plus.
- Knowledge of SEO is a plus.
- Experience with affiliate networks, like Amazon Affiliates, Skimlinks, Impact Radius, Trackonomics, or others is a plus.
- Employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment, post-offer background check.
How to Apply:
We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, dont limit your upload to a resume; show us what youve done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order:
1. Your resume one to two pages.
2. A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.
It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.
Our Work Environment:
Office work takes place in an open floor plan office, with several smaller meeting rooms and test labs throughout the building. Regardless of whether youre onsite or remote, youll be expected to be accessible to the team throughout the day via face-to-face communication (whether in-person or over video calls), email, phone, and Slack.
Buying stuff is easy. Buying the right thing is hard. Thats where we can help. Reviewed brings consumers the most trustworthy reviews available, written by our team of experts. We believe that tough, objective reviews are the best way to analyze products. We provide readers with insightful, practical, and entertaining stories that help them make informed decisions.
Reviewed is part of the USA TODAY Network, one of the largest news networks in the country, reaching over 150 million monthly unique visitors.
Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. As such, we will consider all qualified applicants for employment and do not discriminate in connection with employment decisions on the basis of an applicant or employees race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance (including height and weight), sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy status (including childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), education, genetic characteristics or information, political affiliation, military or veteran status or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state and local laws in the jurisdictions where Gannett employs employees.
In addition, Gannett Co., Inc. will provide applicants who require a reasonable accommodation, as a result of an applicants disability or religion, to complete this employment application and/or any other process in connection with an individuals application for employment with Gannett Co., Inc. Applicants who require such accommodation should contact Gannett Co., Inc.s Recruitment Department at Recruit@gannett.com.
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