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Junior Editor

Programming | Santa Monica, CA | Contract

Job Description


Tastemade is a global community of food lovers & travelers!

Who are we?

Would you consider yourself a food & travel lover? Do you get excited about bringing people together over a great meal? Does the idea of working at a company that is changing the way the world makes, watches and engages with video make you giddy? If you answered yes to all of these questions, then keep reading!

Tastemade is a global community of food lovers & travelers on a mission to connect the world through video. In just a few years our community has grown to over 200 million people watching our videos across a huge range of channels, devices and apps, from the web to Apple TV, Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram.

We are looking for passionate people who want to change the world and make a difference.  People that are driven to disrupt the status quo and not looking for just another job.

We are looking for a Junior Editor to assist the Programing team. This person will play an integral part in this team's overall success. Ideally, we are seeking someone who can be responsible and accountable creating and editing article content for our Snapchat Discover channel, among other copywriting projects. Their responsibilities will include ideation, writing, delegating, editing, and producing content across social, editorial, and video.

Who you are:

  • A Storyteller. You have a passion for storytelling, and want to help us tell great ones.

  • A Team Player. You will be part of a global team, dedicated to collaboration and problem solving.

  • Trend Hunter. Forward thinking trend hunters always identifying trends across the lifestyle spectrum.

  • Data-Minded. You’re always tying insights & data back to creative strategy.

  • Unflappable & Super Organized. You keep your cool while managing multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.

What you’ll do:

  • Create original copy for various Tastemade platforms across the following genres: food, travel, wellness, and home & design.

  • Write, assign, edit, and produce content across social, editorial, and video.

  • Work with programming to produce original long-form articles, brainstorm story ideas and titles, along with short-form content on a daily basis.

  • Develop timely content that takes advantage of news and trends relevant to the Tastemade audience on a daily basis.

  • Analyze performance on a regular basis to grow traffic, engagement and reach goals.

  • Work alongside Content Editor to manage a team of editors, freelancers, talent, and editorial partnerships who contribute content to Tastemade.

  • Work alongside Content Editor to ensure all content is published free of mistakes and adheres to brand voice and image guidelines.

  • Work with Photo Editor to oversee creative assets associated with particular content on a daily basis.

  • Provide insights on food, travel and lifestyle trends, and media conversations to the Tastemade team and audience.

  • Assist team with the distribution of content to the CMS systems.


What you'll bring:

  • 1+ years copywriting or editing experience

  • Experience writing and editing social content

  • Must be a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment

  • Proven teamwork skills to be able to work successfully with varied personalities you will find in any creative company


Perks of the job:

  • Competitive salary

  • Catered lunches, unlimited snacks, and drinks

  • Colleagues that are fellow food & travel lovers!

Please Note: This  will initially be a 6-month contract