Associate Editor

Goodreads (an Amazon company), San Francisco, California

Date Posted November 21, 2019
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Editorial
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified
Website https://www.goodreads.com/news

Description:

Associate Editor

San Francisco, California


Goodreads is looking for an outstanding Associate Editor to join its editorial team. The Goodreads editorial team is responsible for producing newsletters, articles, and social-media content that regularly reaches millions of readers around the world. The team also works with top authors and publicists, and mines internal data to create compelling content that helps Goodreads members find and share books they’ll love.

We’re looking for a sharp writer/editor with extensive writing, editing, copyediting, and light HTML skills to join a fun and dynamic team. This person must: love books and reading, be able to tell a great story and spot trends within book genres, and be comfortable leading all aspects of editorial products to completion.

The ideal candidate will be able to produce smart, entertaining, and lively content with great accuracy and quick turnarounds in a fast-paced environment. The candidate is full of intelligent ideas for newsworthy content and is comfortable liaising with internal stakeholders and external contacts including publishers and publicists.

The candidate should be well-versed in using metrics to inform editorial decisions and to judge the efficacy of content. They should also be comfortable working with large amounts of data and using data as a tool for curation. A strong visual sense a must. In addition, we’re looking for someone with intelligent UX sensibilities, and a good eye for how language and product work together.

The writer/editor will be responsible for composing and launching a few newsletters a month across multiple genres, writing articles and social-media posts, curating book lists, and working with the team to create and run the annual Goodreads Choice Awards.

**This role is based in San Francisco and is not open to remote employment **

Basic Qualifications:

· 3+ years of journalism experience or content creation experience at a major consumer-facing website or publication
· Professional copyediting experience
· College degree required

Preferred Qualifications:

· Proven track record of producing quality content on time and with great accuracy and finesse
· Professional experience working with data or reporting systems
· Eye for detail
· Passion for books
· Experience covering a beat
· Advertorial experience

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered in a manner consistent with all applicable local, state and federal laws, including the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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