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Home, Pets, Crafts Content Update Editor

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The Spruce
Remote (US)
Posted on
May 12, 2020
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Job Description

The Spruce Home, Pets, and Crafts is looking for experienced remote editors. As a content update editor, you will join our Quality Team, a team of remote editors, producers, and fact-checkers who work on existing articles to improve the reader experience and ensure the accuracy of all of our content, old and new. Update editors might perform research, revise outdated information, polish dull or error-ridden copy, improve formatting, and/or improve the SEO value of their assigned articles.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and four clips that demonstrate their writing or editing skills. All successful candidates will need to complete a short edit test that confirms their expertise and editing skills.

Update editors must commit to a minimum of 20 hours weekly (with a maximum weekly commitment of 40 hours). Applicants must live in the United States.

The rate for this contract position is $25 per hour.

About Your Contributions:

- Review existing articles and revise content using editorial judgment and project instructions
- Identify and update outdated material and, where appropriate, make dated content evergreen 
- Note where images need improvement
- Copy edit, fact check, and potentially rewrite content

About You:

- At least 4 years experience writing/editing in the home, pets, and/or crafts spaces, preferably for a digital brand
- Applicants should be well-versed in several of the following:
   - Home: decor trends, event planning, cleaning and organizing, home renovations, and gardening
   - Pets: knowledge of or ability to research breed and species profiles 
   - Crafts: DIY, needlecrafts, hobbies, and gameplay 
- Strong grasp of grammar and AP style
- Detail-oriented, deadline-focused, and able to work independently and accurately
- Comfortable with content management systems
- Bachelor’s degree required

About Us:

Dotdash brands help people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We reach over 90 million people each month, more than 35% of the U.S. online population, according to comScore, and are one of the largest content publishers on the Internet.

Dotdash brands collectively have won more than 50 industry awards in the last year alone, and are among the fastest-growing in their categories. Our brands include Verywell, Investopedia, The Balance, The Spruce, Lifewire, Byrdie, MyDomaine, TripSavvy, Brides, Liquor.com, TreeHugger, Mother Nature Network, and ThoughtCo.

Please be aware of fraudulent recruiters offering opportunities at Dotdash. Note that any correspondence with a member of the Dotdash recruiting team will come from a @dotdash.com or a notification@jobvite.com account belonging to a Dotdash Recruiter. If you are in conversations for a job opportunity and wish to confirm its validity, please reach out directly to security@dotdash.com.

Dotdash embraces inclusivity and values our diverse community. We are committed to building a team based on qualifications, merit and business need. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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