Senior Online Editor

Desert Publications Inc

Palm Springs, California

Date Posted November 02, 2022
Industry Magazines / Publishing
Specialty Arts/Lifestyle
Required Education High School Diploma
Job Status Full-time
Salary $55,000-$65,000


Senior Online Editor


Desert Publications Inc., based in Palm Springs, California, seeks a full-time senior online editor. Candidates must be enthusiastic multitaskers who can plan, assign, write, edit, and package stories with photography and video and prepare them to post and promote to measurable effect.

The senior online editor works closely with other editorial, marketing, and IT leadership to administrate the site to achieve the company’s objectives.

The position requires outstanding organizational, problem-solving, time-management, and copyediting skills, as well as knowledge of AP style and Microsoft Word and Excel and familiarity with InDesign.


Responsibilities include:

Research, write, edit, publish, and manage high-quality content that adheres to SEO guidelines and in-house style.

Create online story budget.

Collaborate with co-workers and come up with fresh, creative content ideas that aligns with our audiences.

Assign stories and coach writers and assist their efforts to obtain images and other digital assets that enhance the story dynamics and presentation.

Oversee visual layout of content including images, graphics, designs, videos, and artwork.

Edit, proofread, and propose improvements to written content of PSL print products.

Manage (write, assign out, edit, proof, and traffic) custom content, including include images and other digital components, so it meets clients’ needs and propose ways it can perform better on the web. Provide digital content reports on custom content performance.

Track and analyze website traffic to optimize reader engagement and retention.

Write, edit, and publish inhouse and custom e-newsletters. Traffic content, write teasers and headlines, and proof layouts. Provide digital content reports on newsletter performance.

Collaborate with other staff to create a social media plan for Palm Springs Life fashion, food, and music events. Oversee coverage of live events: writer, photo, and video assignments and posting schedule.

Stay informed with new trends in web technology.


Desert Publications Inc. is a lifestyle media and events company located in Palm Springs, California. Palm Springs Life is the flagship of the publishing division, which also includes The Guide and Palm Springs Life-branded supplements such as Arts + Culture, Home + Design, Taste, and Weddings, as well as a variety of custom publications. The events division produces Fashion Week El Paseo, Palm Desert Food & Wine, Oasis Music Festival, and many other programs.

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