Editor

Part Time
Austin, Texas
Posted 7 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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