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Home and Design Editor, HearstMade

Hearst Magazines
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Hearst Magazines is looking for a strong home and design editor to join HearstMade, its in-house branded content studio. A deep knowledge of the home and design industry, razor-sharp editing skills, and strong freelance writer connections are a must. 

This editor will work on home and design branded content programs from pre-sale brainstorms through post-sale execution, conceptualizing, packaging, and writing or editing custom co-branded content. This position will work closely with site directors and social editors to ensure content feels authentic, engaging, and in-line with each site’s editorial voice; as well as with project management, sales, and marketing teams to ensure we are delivering content that satisfies the clients’ needs. The content must be as exciting, engaging, and well-executed as pure edit.

This position is based in New York City and will report to the Executive Editor, Branded Content. NOTE: For consideration, resumes must be submitted in PDF format with a cover letter, salary requirements, and a link to a portfolio of work.


  • Assist the marketing team in conceiving of and refining ideas for branded content programs. These ideas must feel organic to each brand and fall within the parameters of what the client seeks
  • Be the creative owner of campaigns from ideation to execution
  • Keep multiple, concurrent campaigns on deadline
  • Collaborate with photo, video, and design departments to ensure each piece of content is cohesive, high-touch, and well-packaged
  • Be mindful of performance goals and focused on achieving them
  • Partner with internal teams (including editorial, marketing, and project management) to move complex, custom-content projects forward
  • Create and deliver content that best serves a client’s mandate while remaining in-line with editorial best practices
  • Assist video producers in writing video scripts and graphics to ensure a cohesive voice across the program

  • At least 5 years' professional editorial experience, preferably with some of that in branded
  • Excellent at producing shareable, digital-friendly content
  • Great relationships with writers and reporters
  • Exceptional skills: You know the tweaks that turn a good story into a great story
  • Ability to package a story and to understand how important visual elements are
  • Strong writing and creative thinking skills: You are an ideas machine
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Versed in Google Analytics, Facebook Insights
  • Must be a bridge-builder, working together with teams that have uniquely different experiences to build great digital products

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