Special Projects Editor

  • * Remote, Chicago, IL, D.C., Houston, TX, Las Vegas, NV, Los Angeles, CA, New Jersey, New York, NY, San Francisco, CA, Washington
  • |
  • Job ID #10119


 An award-winning Media and Publishing 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 like-companies is seeking a full-time Special Projects Editor.

This person will supervise content tests within our existing brands and help execute new site launches in an effort to grow our portfolio of brands and increase each site’s traffic, audience, and revenue. Working closely with and directly underneath the Chief Content Officer, the Special Projects Editor will be responsible for daily editing and content planning; monitoring and reporting on performance; delegating assignments to freelancers, contract editors, and full-time staff; and leading the execution of various projects by meeting or exceeding specific performance metrics.

The ideal candidate will have strong writing, editing, and content planning skills, excellent project management experience, an advanced understanding of traffic metrics, the ability to oversee a budget, and the drive to excel at supporting our brands wherever necessary. They must be able to work independently, pivot quickly, and be fully accountable for the projects that have been assigned to them.


  • Assist the Chief Content Officer in executing various daily tasks meant to improve the performance of and workflows within the brands
  • Own the production, planning, and publishing of all stories within a new channel test, site launch, and/or brand category (aka “project”) to which they have been tasked with growing
  • Manage a budget and lead a team of reliable, fast, and well-connected freelance writers and/or in-house staff to execute content needs
  • Make sure all contributors are adhering to the company’s high editorial standards, and SEO guidelines
  • Develop and implement innovative distribution, partnership, and social media programs in order to grow reach, traffic, and engagement on each project
  • Produce monthly analytics reports that include thorough takeaways and specific recommendations for future content and tactical improvements
  • Pivot from one project to the next with ease and authority
  • Meet or exceed monthly traffic and engagement goals for each project as set forth by Chief Content Officer
  • Pursue meaningful connections to bring new experts, authorities, and business opportunities to each project
  • Participate in company-wide initiatives with an eye toward growth


  • Experience working for an editorial website, with a focus on daily content creation and programming across various platforms
  • Stellar editing, writing, research, and communication skills, and a passion for accurate and original service and lifestyle journalism
  • Seasoned project management experience and a demonstrated interest or background in growing digital brands
  • A strong understanding of SEO and digital publishing best practices, plus photo rights, rules, and usage
  • Experience using WordPress, Photoshop, Google Analytics, Parsley, Google Suite, Slack
  • The ability to work from home with fast internet and video conferencing capabilities



    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 $80k and $90k 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.