Want to Make History? Looking for Blog Editor and Graphic Designer
October 09, 2012
Want to change the face of African-American women’s health? We need you! Black Girls RUN! is looking for a blog editor to further develop and produce high quality content aimed at educating women about health, fitness and running. The blog editor will need to understand the mission and the vision of Black Girls RUN! and must be able to consistently deliver in a fast paced and demanding environment.Blog Editor:
Want to change the face of African-American women’s health? We need you! Black Girls RUN! is looking for a blog editor to further develop and produce high quality content aimed at educating women about health, fitness and running. The blog editor will need to understand the mission and the vision of Black Girls RUN! and must be able to consistently deliver in a fast paced and demanding environment.
Must be able to write multiple stories each week
Write, assign and edit all original content
Set editorial direction; Develop and adhere to monthly editorial calendar
Manage freelance writers/contributors
Bring strong visual sense and creativity to daily coverage
Collaborate with designers to produce visually compelling content
Participate in the daily copy workflow by suggesting stories and prepping news stories and video
Implement SEO best practices on all article pages and content features
Support the production of new additions of portal, blogs and site sections
Edit stories as needed, improving clarity and style
Assist in the development of consumer-friendly content as needed that remains audience-friendly
Desired Skills & Experience:
Bachelors degree in Journalism or similar field with experience using AP Style
Able to commit 20-25 hours per week
Experience in online journalism
Very strong writing skills and previous experience with CMS (Wordpress), SEO concepts, social media and promotion
Superior editing and proofreading skills
Solid understanding of HTML, Photoshop and blog-publishing platforms
Must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment with flexible schedule
Extensive knowledge of social media sites and ideas on how to engage our audience
Endless energy and ideas for premium, reliable and trustworthy content, and a passionate drive to maximize its visibility and impact on readers
Experiencing in directing a writing team
Ability to plan and execute outstanding editorial content on deadline
Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects while maintaining clarity of focus and flexibility in the face of organizational change and ambiguity
Commitment to working in a team environment with shared goals; sound judgment and integrity; willingness to try new approaches; and a high level of energy, enthusiasm, and dedication to the mission and objectives of Black Girls RUN!
Please submit writing samples with your resume.
We ware also looking for a graphic designer for Black Girls RUN! apparelGraphic Designer for BGR! Apparel
· Work with merchandising team to brainstorm and develop logo designs for apparel and hardgoods
· Create mock-up and final production-quality graphics
· Provide bi-weekly updates on status of projects
· Must be proficient in graphic design software (personal access). Background in fashion design and/or retail preferred.
· Qualities: detail-oriented, deadline-driven, self-motivated, exhibits creativity and high taste level, independent thinker
· Time Commitment: 5-10 hours per week, must be available for conference calls nights/weekends
Please submit a resume and portfolio samples for review.
To submit your resume, writing samples and/or portofolio, please email us email@example.com with subject line "Blog Editor Position" or "Graphic Designer Position".