Programming Editor, Weekends

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PEOPLE is looking for a programming editor who will be responsible for the brand's newsletters, homepage and notification program on the weekends. On weekends, the programming editor will be responsible for creating, writing and deploying our weekend newsletters as well as sending out alerts via our growing platforms like browser notifications and Apple News. The programming editor will also be responsible for curating and editing the homepage, one of the most popular destinations for entertainment news in the U.S. During the weekdays when the editor is working, they will be responsible for sending out newsletters and notifications as well as updating the homepage after the East Coast-based team has signed off. The programming editor will be responsible for digging into both real-time and historical analytics to create informed programming plans and track performance. This is a remote position that is best suited for someone working West Coast hours. Typically, the weekend teams work Thursday through Monday but adjustments can be made on weekdays based on the applicant's preferences.

This role will be crucial in helping PEOPLE expand their rapidly growing newsletter and notifications programs. The ideal candidate will have a strong news sense and a good sense of urgency around breaking news. 

II. Essential Job Functions

Weight % - Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results

30% - Planning, editing and deploying newsletters, including scheduled newsletters and breaking news newsletters.

30% - Updating and curating the homepage with the latest news.

15% - Planning, writing and deploying browser and Apple News notifications

15% - Resurfacing relevant content on Apple News and pitching relevant content to platform partners

5% - Working with editorial team on timing of content for promotion and providing insights into newsletter, homepage and notification performance.

5% - Using real-time and historical analytics to inform programming decisions. Creating traffic reports for wider team.

Minimum Qualifications 


Bachelor's degree or relevant experience


3 years with at least 1 year working for a news organization

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Excellent writing and editing skills, particularly in the news space. Deep knowledge of pop culture. Google Suite (Gmail, Google Docs, Google Sheets). Familiarity with using analytics tools (ex: Google Analytics, Chartbeat, Parsley, etc.). Excellent organization and communication skills. Familiarity with digital CMS, social media publishing platforms or email service providers (ex: Iterable, CheetahMail, etc.). Ability to work quickly and efficiently in a rapid, quick news environment. 

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An Insider's view of Dotdash Meredith

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Everyone that we work with is incredibly smart, so I love being able to learn from my coworkers, but not just about what they do, about how they think. I feel like I'm always getting better when I get to spend time with people in the office.


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What projects are you most excited about?

Atomic design is in our DNA at Dotdash. We're striving to have the dev and design teams work closer together and use a single source of truth for how components are pieced together using predefined molecules and atoms. This is exciting and innovative work that is helping us scale at an incredible rate and deliver on our promise of fastest sites!


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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Since being at Dotdash, my career has grown exponentially in a very critical area: leadership. I went from a team of 1 to over 10 people and that has taken a serious adjustment. I’ve had to sharpen my soft skills by listening to my team and campaigning for them when obstacles prevent them from doing their best work.


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How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We do quite a few things to encourage creativity like hackathons, design sprints, and "Unconferences". That said, I think the most meaningful thing we do is to encourage teams to be autonomous. Having control and ownership over their respective applications gives our team members the freedom to explore ideas to solve their own problems.



What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe in our new office is friendly, fun and welcoming. Our employees are starting to trickle back in and it's been so nice seeing everyone in-person! Our upcoming hybrid schedule will give me flexibility to work from home a couple days a week but then I'll also get the in-person time with my colleagues that I miss so much!


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What are Dotdash Meredith Perks + Benefits

Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Flexible work schedule
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
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Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Dotdash matches 100% of an employee's contributions up to 10% of their annual base salary.
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
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Commuter benefits
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Tuition reimbursement
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Continuing education available during work hours

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