Content Update Editor, Health

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14 Jan 2022
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Dotdash is looking for a remote content update editor with experience working on health or science content. As an update editor, you will join our Quality Team, a team of remote editors, producers, and fact checkers who work on our sizable library of existing articles to improve the reader experience, drive additional traffic, and ensure the accuracy of all of our content. Update editors may revise outdated information, polish dull or error-ridden copy, and expand text to ensure articles are detailed and comprehensive.

As a digital publisher that reaches millions per month, Dotdash has the power and responsibility to create positive change. We are focusing our hiring efforts on diversity, equity, and inclusion to build a team that reflects our mission for racial equity in everything we do.

We are looking for editors who can commit to 15-40 hours a week of work. Applicants must live in the United States or Canada. 

About Your Contributions:

In this role, you will:

  • Review existing articles on a variety of health and medical topics, and revise content in accordance with project instructions
  • Identify and update outdated material, including noting where visuals or videos are outdated or no longer accurate
  • Identify opportunities to proactively improve content by rewriting, summarizing, restructuring, strengthening sourcing, incorporating visual elements, filling coverage gaps, and more

About You:

  • At least 3 years experience writing or editing scientific or medical content, preferably for a digital brand or consumer-facing publication.
  • You should be capable of explaining complex medical or scientific terminology and concepts in a way that is clear and non-intimidating to a layperson.
  • You’re able to easily adopt an established brand voice, and you adhere to strict brand and style guidelines like a pro.
  • You have strong writing and editing skills
  • Comfortable with content management systems, including Wordpress
  • Detail-oriented and able to work efficiently, independently, and accurately
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • You are comfortable working remotely.
  • You have access to a smartphone, computer (not a tablet), and a secure internet connection

About Us:

Dotdash brands help people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We reach over 100 million people each month, more than 35% of the U.S. online population, according to comScore, and are one of the largest content publishers on the Internet. Dotdash brands collectively have won more than 50 industry awards in the last year alone, and are among the fastest-growing in their categories. Our brands include Verywell, Investopedia, The Spruce, The Balance, Byrdie, MyDomaine, Brides, Lifewire, TripSavvy, Liquor.com, Treehugger, Simply Recipes, Serious Eats, and ThoughtCo.

Please be aware of fraudulent recruiters offering opportunities at Dotdash. Note that any correspondence with a member of the Dotdash recruiting team will come from a @dotdash.com or a [email protected] account belonging to a Dotdash Recruiter. If you are in conversations for a job opportunity and wish to confirm its validity, please reach out directly to [email protected]

Dotdash embraces inclusivity and values our diverse community. We are committed to building a team based on qualifications, merit and business need. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status

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