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Deputy Sex & Relationships Editor, at THE HEARST CORPORATION

Posted in Writing/Editing 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: New York, New York

Job Description:

Hearst Digital Media is looking for a deputy editor for to helm its iconic Sex & Relationships vertical. The senior editor will manage a team of staff editors to conceive of, edit, assign, and report personal essays, trend pieces, and sexual health service. This position will report to the executive editor of


  • Manage a team and help more junior staffers grow as journalists

  • Assess daily news pitches from staff editors and assign viral news posts as necessary

  • Brainstorm ideas for trend pieces and short features

  • Edit daily posts from staff writers, including but not limited to humor lists, personal essays, product roundups, timely op-eds, and reaction posts

  • Edit weekly columns from freelance writers, including Cosmo’s Sex Positions

  • Assign stories to and maintain relationships with freelancers

  • Execute engaging stories with high SEO potential

  • Pitch in with editing other sections, such as lifestyle, as needed


  • At least 5 years’ editorial experience, with at least 3 years in digital

  • Strong writing, reporting, and editing skills

  • Excellent news judgment

  • A deep understanding of the conversations millennials are having about sexuality and relationships

  • A strong freelancer network to draw from

  • Strong grasp of social media and search optimization

  • Well-versed in using various analytics tools (Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, etc.)

  • Bachelor's degree

Note: For consideration, resumes must be submitted in .pdf format with a cover letter, salary requirements, and a link to a portfolio of work