AskMen.com (www.AskMen.com), a division of Ziff Davis Inc. and the largest men’s lifestyle site in the world, is looking for a Copy Editor.
Reporting to the Publisher, the Copy Editor will review every piece of text that is published on AskMen.com, including sales and marketing content. The Copy Editor is also responsible for writing clickable headlines, assigning and writing articles, and meeting web traffic goals. This is a full-time, permanent position.
AskMen.com is based in the Plateau area of Montreal.
-Proof all copy prior to publication on AskMen to ensure that it is polished, consistent with our style guide, and free of factual and grammatical errors
-Strictly adhere to and update in-house style guide, and communicate any changes to the team
-Edit e-commerce and sales material that speaks to an American audience
-Write, edit and optimize all headlines
-Attend and participate in regular editorial meetings and develop and execute on strategy for traffic goals
-Update AskMen homepage regularly in response to traffic trends
-Monitor web traffic
-Assign highly trafficked articles that appeal to an American audience
-Recruit and maintain a network of freelance writers
-Coach colleagues on grammatical and style concerns
-Write copy for the site on a regular basis
-Minimum one year of experience in an equivalent position
-University or college degree in English, Journalism or a related discipline is essential
-Experience working with style guides. Familiarity with AP Style is an asset.
-Familiarity with American news topics
-Familiarity with American trends and lifestyle topics
-Familiarity with the American media landscape, and specifically AskMen’s American competitors
-Knowledge of the rules of American grammar and spelling
-Working knowledge of digital metric tracking tools
-Working knowledge of content management systems
The ideal candidate will be resourceful, dedicated and organized. He or she will be able to operate under pressure and manage a diverse range of daily tasks and tight deadlines while maintaining high standards for quality. He or she will be well-versed in all manner of male-interest topics and eager and equipped to continuously learn more.
Salary & Benefits
AskMen provides a generous benefits package that includes a retirement plan, health and dental insurance.
4200 Boulevard St-Laurent, Suite 801
Montreal, QC H2W 2R2
Applicants should submit their CV, along with a cover letter and an unpublished writing sample.
Please include “Copy Editor Application” in the subject line.