Editorial Assistant at SELF

October 28, 2021
New York, NY

SELF is seeking an editorial assistant to serve as assistant to the Editor-in-Chief in addition to performing administrative duties and editorial assistance for the entire team. The ideal candidate will be extremely organized, proactive with excellent follow-through, and excited about health and wellness. You pride yourself on your organizational skills and are always looking for ways to help your team. You understand social media and are up for trying new things on new platforms. You are interested in wellness, whether it's beauty, fitness, nutrition, relationships, or health, and have an appreciation for wellness trends but also a healthy skepticism toward meaningless terms in wellness (think “clean” or “detox”).

SELF is science-backed, human-focused, entertaining information you can trust. When it comes to talking about health on the internet, we know that there can be a lot of scary, conflicting, or surface-level explanations for all those questions in your search history. That’s why we’re creating health and wellness content that’s accessible, deeply nuanced, science-literate, and genuinely helpful. We’re not here to fearmonger, judge, or gloss over the facts. We’re here to inform you, entertain you, and maybe even motivate you. And we’re looking for people who share that mentality to join our team. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Provide administrative support to the Editor-in-Chief, such as:
    • Managing calendar and schedule, including scheduling meetings and making judgement calls about prioritization
    • Manage expenses and travel
    • Taking notes in meetings
  • Manage team OOO calendar
  • Provide daily updates on production and ensure Airtable is kept up to date, sending reminders of deadlines to editors as needed
  • Production responsibilities including building newsletters and articles in CMS
  • Assist with brand outreach, product logistics, and organization for our awards franchises (including Healthy Beauty Awards, Sneaker Awards, and Activewear Awards) as well as other special projects and photo shoots
  • Liaise with members of SELF's medical review board on behalf of Health Director and Digital Director
  • Manage aspects of SELF's social media as well as EIC's
  • Organize staff events 
  • Contribute to and write editorial content
  • Other duties as assigned
     

Requirements:

  • Strong knowledge and passion for SELF and its mission
  • Strategic thinker
  • Excellent communication, time management and interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail with ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Keen understanding of social media platforms
  • Ability to be proactive to anticipate and solve logistical issues

 

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