Editor

Part Time
Austin, Texas
Posted 11 months ago

The Austinot is seeking an individual who loves grammar and shares our passion for Austin, TX. This person will be responsible for all articles published by The Austinot – guiding each article from start to finish. The Editor will be at the heart of The Austinot’s publishing operations.

Responsibilities

  • Edit every article (usually 1-4 per week) for style, syntax, diction, punctuation, format, spelling, tone, and consistency.
  • Approve topics pitched by writers, and ensure all articles do not stray from The Austinot’s hyperlocal focus.
  • Coordinate with writers to organize and maintain a publishing calendar.
  • Act as final say to determine when each article is ready to be published, and schedule each article according to the publishing calendar.
  • Update (or coordinate updates with writers) and republish older articles in lieu of new articles.
  • Determine which articles are displayed on the website home page, and update the home page after each article is published (when needed).
  • Set keywords, meta-descriptions, image alternative text, and other SEO data for all blog articles.
  • Implement an SEO strategy to grow pageviews.
  • Maintain The Austinot’s writing style guide.
  • Approve and moderate comments for all website articles.
  • Approve event submissions and maintain the Austin events calendar.

Perks

  • Experience with a reputable and well-known local Austin blog.
  • Exposure to many local businesses and organizations in the Austin area.
  • Free food & products from local Austin restaurants and businesses.
  • Occasional free invites to events in the Austin area.
  • Fun events and hangouts with the Austinot team.
  • Influence over a large Austin-based audience (50k-100k+ pageviews per month).

Requirements

  • In-depth knowledge of grammar and the English language.
  • Familiarity with editorial best practices.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Experience with WordPress preferred.
  • Knowledge of SEO best practices preferred.
  • College degree (English, Journalism, Communications, or other related majors preferred, but not required).

Job Features

Job CategoryPublishing
Hours5-8 hours/week
Pay$12-$18/hour

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