Senior Editor, Somos Latinx
Refinery29, New York
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About the team:
We create all written content for the website, from long-form articles and programs to service and slideshows. We're composed of six categories — Health + Wellness, Living, Entertainment, News, Work & Money, Fashion, and Beauty — and we help shape and guide how Refinery29 and its impact can grow into those spaces, delivering on those promises with fresh content, tools, and discussion every day.
What Makes an R29er?
- You have a deep commitment and passion for the mission of R29 to motivate and inspire women through their own unique power, identity, and infinite potential. You have a deep knowledge and/or interest in women’s storytelling and reporting, as well as its distinct power to inform and drive conversation & change. You ignite possibility and solutions in even the most challenging moments, and you have an innate desire to strive for excellence and progress, through your daily work, your ambition, and your attitude.
About the role:
Refinery29 is in pursuit of a smart, opinionated editor and writer to lead the editorial vision of Somos Latinx, our sub-brand that will be threaded throughout Refinery29. This person will be helping to start meaningful conversations with the Latinx community, and making sure they are truly seen and heard through content tackling topics like immigration, the intersectionality between beauty and Latinidad, and representation in the media. The right person will work with the larger Somos Latinx and content teams to continue Refinery29’s goal of celebrating and helping women discover their own unique sense of identity, while celebrating the communities they are from.
What you’ll do:
- Lead editorial strategy, ideation, and execution for our Somos Latinx sub-category
- Assign, write, and edit 1-2 stories a week
- Develop a wide-network of Latinx freelance writers for us to work with across all of our categories — fashion, beauty, news, wellness, entertainment, and lifestyle
- Partner with our team of writers, social media editors and video producers to produce compelling content in line with the mission of each sub-category
- Collaborate with the insights team on the metric success of the content you manage. Working to find the right mix of content that tackles important issues and hits traffic goals.
- Manage partnerships with brands and influencers and ideate cross channel campaigns to identify and drive revenue- and traffic-growth opportunities for channels
- Ideate sell-able content opportunities in concert with the editorial leadership team
- Work with cross departmental groups internally (Commercial Creative Group/ Editorial / Video Production/ Insights) to ideate on sales opportunities to grow the R29 brand
- When applicable, represent Refinery29 at industry events and conferences
What you have:
- Relevant experience at a publication or digital media company where you acted as both a manager and mentor
- A positive, intuitive/proactive, and collaborative mindset that wants to push content to to the next-level
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Superior judgment and discretion
To be successful here you are:
- Comfortable working as part of a fast-paced, high volume team
- Someone who enjoys problem-solving in an ever-changing environment
- Inspired to push boundaries and be a leader
- Understanding that sometimes you will need to work weekends and off-hours depending on breaking news, the news cycle for your beat, and industry events.
Refinery29, the largest independent fashion and style website in the United States, is a lifestyle platform that delivers nonstop inspiration to live a more stylish and creative life. Through award-winning original programming, Refinery29 connects a fast-growing audience of users with content, commerce, and community, giving them all the tips, tricks, and tools they need to live a more beautiful life – and share it with the world.