Deputy Editor

  • * Remote, New York, NY
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  • Job ID #10088


An award-winning media company based in New York and staffed with industry professionals who previously worked at major media companies like Conde Nast, Hearst, Buzzfeed, Bloomberg and other companies is seeking a Deputy Editor. The focus of the content is healthy living, well-being and impactful content.


  • Own the production, planning, and publishing
  • Meet or exceed monthly traffic and engagement goals as set forth by EIC and leadership
  • Manage a monthly budget, utilizing both in-house writers and recruiting and leading a team of strong, fast, and well-connected freelance writers
  • Develop and implement innovative distribution, partnership, and social media programs in order to grow the reach, traffic, and engagement of their content
  • Produce weekly and monthly analytics reports that include thorough takeaways and specific recommendations for future content (i.e., headline lists) and improvements in strategy
  • Pursue meaningful connections in the fitness, wellness, mental health, and self-care arenas to bring new experts, authorities, and business opportunities to the site
  • Be a one-person publishing outfit, sourcing photos and building stories in our custom WordPress CMS
  • Use daily trends, traffic data, and SEO research using best-in-class tools to brainstorm new coverage areas, optimize performance, and maintain consistent growth
  • Participate in team-, and company-wide initiatives and be a positive member of team


  • Experience working for an editorial website, with a focus on writing, editing, and daily programming across various platforms
  • Experience managing a team of editors, writers, and/or freelancers
  • Stellar editing, writing, research, and communication skills, and a passion for lifestyle and service journalism
  • Previous experience in the health/wellness space is a plus
  • A strong understanding of SEO best practices and photo rights, rules, and usage
  • Experience using WordPress, Photoshop, Google Analytics, Google Suite, and Slack


    Required Notification:  Certain states require that job postings indicate a minimum and maximum base salary in an effort to not discriminate – a very worthwhile purpose that Media Recruiting Group supports. MRG’s practices are and have always been non-discriminatory, and jobs are open to all candidates with respect to race, color, religion, national origin, military status, sexual orientation, sex/gender, age, national origin, disability, etc.  That said, companies require that we supply them with candidates with very specific experience, and the commensurate compensation for every job varies.  It is a function of a person’s years of experience, type of experience, skills, knowledge of certain computer programs, etc.  And every job may have a unique requirement.  And every job could come in higher or lower than the range we are given.   We do not control the upper and lower ranges for our clients, so we make a best efforts attempt to include information requested by said states.  In the case of sales people, most time it is also a function of their contacts.  If the job is an analyst, analytical skills and experience matter.  Etc.  This makes stating a reasonable minimum and maximum challenging absent all of this information about a given candidate.  Companies also have other elements of compensation, including but not limited to, commission, bonus, equity, profit sharing, varying levels of healthcare coverage and how much a person would have to contribute to the premium, various perks like continuing education, commuter reimbursement, phone reimbursement, etc. – not included in “salary” as the law states.  Thus, know that anything we note in a salary range does NOT include such other compensation elements.  And, as recruiters, we don’t know what all of those elements are, as we are recruiting for a company, not for ourselves, and they do not brief us as to each benefit.  We are a 3rd party and can only estimate to the best of our knowledge, and thus offer the minimum and maximum salary MRG in good faith believes at the time of the posting the client is willing to pay for the advertised job.

    Qualified by all of the above, for this job with requisite/required  years of the required experience and skills, the minimum and maximum salary is approximated at $75,000 and $85,000 respectfully, exclusive of commission, bonus, equity, profit sharing, any element of healthcare coverage, any reference to how much a person would have to contribute to the premium of a healthcare plan, any perks, or other forms of compensation.  Fewer years of experience could bring the base salary lower, and more experience could bring the base salary higher, if the company is willing to increase their salary bands.