Managing Editor

@The Local Girl Email Job

Job Detail

  • City Hoboken
  • Experience 3+ Years
  • Degree Bachelors Degree
  • Amount of Hours Full-Time
  • Virtual / Remote Yes
  • Industry Radio / TV / Media

Job Description

Our team is growing! The Local Girl team is hiring for a Managing Editor position — minimum of 3+ years experience in the editorial field in a similar position ideal. Position is remote, but being located in tri-state NJ/NY area ideal as we sometimes get together for work events or have opportunities for local coverage of fun events.

This position is overseeing our two sites as the Managing Editor — The Hoboken Girl + The Montclair Girl and working daily with our editorial, social + marketing teams to run the show.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading our editorial + social team on content strategies + creativity to build site traffic 
  • Managing freelancers budget and assigning content/pitches — and hiring freelancers as needed
  • Editorial calendar management for The Hoboken Girl The Montclair Girl
  • Proofing pieces submitted by writers + team
    • Copy editing + fact checking— for SEO, readability, style, voice – in tandem with edit team
  • Writing news content as needed/keeping up-to-date with local happenings in coverage areas / assigning news stories
  • Reporting to Editor-in-Chief + working with Marketing Director + Graphic Designer to bridge marketing + editorial  and The Local Girl growth strategy

Must be: 

  • Team player, flexible
  • New Jersey content + hyperlocal content lover
  • Familiar with social trends, google analytics
  • A people person, with an ability to stay focused + organized
  • Able to work in a virtual team environment using Slack, Asana, Email, Google Meet

Experience preferred in:

  • WordPress
  • SEO writing
  • Google Suite (docs, sheets, calendar, meet)
  • Social media (not required but helps bridge the gap between social media + editorial!)

$70-75K + health benefits / 401K plan — salary dependent on experience. Prior experience in editorial field required.


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+ email resume + relevant experience to to apply. We can’t wait to meet you! (Paid edit test for top candidates required as part of interview process)

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