Freelance Desk Editor

Remote (USA)
Freelance
USA TODAY 10Best
Trusted Travel and Lifestyle Advice

We seek to fill this position by Feb. 24, 2023. At your earliest convenience, please submit a cover letter and resume via this Google form. We will be in touch if your application is identified as a strong candidate.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Desk Editor will fact-check, copy edit and optimize 10Best content pre-publication to ensure the content is high quality, trustworthy and highly ranked among search engines.

Reports to: Managing editor

Works with: contract editor, Readers’ Choice Awards production manager, senior product manager

Position: Contract (must live in the United States)

Hours: 20 per week, flexible

Pay: $25/hour

The Desk Editor will:

  • Fact-check and copy edit articles, photo galleries and Readers’ Choice Awards nominee descriptions prior to publication
  • Write headlines, page titles, URL slugs, meta descriptions, teasers and photo captions that are optimized for search engines
  • Verify photo permissions and follow up with authors if permissions are missing
  • Other assigned tasks as needed

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Wicked smart in writing for search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Knows Associated Press Style inside and out
  • Adept at working with a fully remote team
  • Meticulous attention to detail in fast-paced publishing environment

Candidates with the following qualifications will be prioritized:

  • Knowledgeable about points of interest and travel worldwide
  • Proficient in CMS tools, Google Suite & Analytics, MS Office