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Editor, Lifestyle, Yahoo! UK & Ireland
Job Number: 1244278
Primary Location: United Kingdom-United Kingdom-London
Yahoo! is the premier digital media company. We deliver your world, your way by creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most – across devices and around the globe. And it's the Yahoos behind the scenes who make this all possible. We are energetic, idea-driven people who are passionate about shaping the future of the digital world. If this sounds like you, come and show us what you've got.
Yahoo! Lifestyle is one of the top three women’s lifestyle sites in the UK & Ireland, with more than 4m unique users each month (Comscore; April 2012).
We’re looking for an editor to run the site – and to help us take it to the next level in content, voice and reputation.
As editor, you’ll lead the day-to-day operation of our small (but growing) in-house team.
You will manage freelancers, work with feed content providers and liaise with international colleagues.
You will also assist the senior editor with strategic planning and special events coverage.
To be considered for the role, you'll need experience as an editor or deputy editor of a major women's interest website or section, and know exactly what makes female users click. Excellent knowledge of the core pillars of the site, including fashion, beauty, food, relationships and interiors, is essential.
You'll have exceptional editorial skills (writing, commissioning and editing), and experience of video production would be an advantage.
You’ll have a proven understanding of when and where to find the best stories, and will be used to turning them around quickly. You’ll be adept at identifying trends and writing compelling, SEO-compliant copy. You’ll also know how to get the most from social media (beyond posting links to stories) and UGC.
You’ll also have a contacts book full of relevant writers, PRs and experts.
Sound like you? Get in touch today.
Key tasks & responsibilities
Take full responsibility for the day-to-day running of Yahoo! Lifestyle UK & Ireland: identifying key stories/angles; commissioning content; selecting appropriate content for promotion; working with content providers (feeds)
Ensure relevancy, quality and timeliness of content (and constantly evaluate suitability of offering)
Bring the right editorial voice to Yahoo! Lifestyle through original content, and ensure high editorial standards through editing and subbing
Forward plan and commission features/content (freelance and internal staff)
Write content as time allows
Work in conjunction with the Senior Editor, Lifestyle Group, in identifying content gaps and opportunities
Work with the front page team to ensure content is scheduled and promoted effectively
Work with the UGC commissioning editor on creation of assignments and editing of UGC across the Lifestyle channels
Manage social media for site
Monitor keys metrics, and provide insight into overall performance of channel and specific content and key information relating to property
Support sales initiatives alongside the senior editor
Represent Yahoo! Lifestyle at events, in media, and for promotional opportunities
A genuine passion for lifestyle, and a strong background in women’s lifestyle journalism
Experience of editing/running a major Lifestyle website or section, with responsibility for improving the user experience and/or increasing user engagement
A good nose for finding and creating interesting/relevant content for a large audience
First-class writing, commissioning and editing skills, and solid knowledge of the principles of writing for the web
A good understanding of social media
Excellent communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills
Personality that thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Proven skills in organisation, creativity and planning
A self-starter and able to work both independently and without direction
Fluent English speaker with clear knowledge of and interest in British popular culture
Degree in journalism (or equivalent) strongly preferred