March  20, 2018
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Lifestyle Senior Editor (Contract)

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Lifestyle Senior Editor (Contract) REF#: JG1000
HuffPost Canada
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted: March 14, 2018
Deadline: April 15, 2018


This lifestyle senior editor helps drive the creation of diverse, creative, and premium lifestyle content for HuffPost Canada (Living, Wellness, Health, and Canadian change-makers). This position requires a decisive and transparent communicator who leads by positive example. In managing and executing HuffPost’s editorial mandate and strategy with innovation and creativity, this editor grows the company’s brand, audience, and loyalty. We require a self-motivated, team player who can work collaboratively in a high-pressure environment, and bring the best out of those around them. 
Core responsibilities
  • Manage and execute editorial mandate for HuffPost Canada Lifestyle; handle daily content, including news posts, franchises, video, features, social media strategy
  • Develop strategic solutions with managing editor to meet or exceed targets for lifestyle and video (including daily active users, UVs, PVs, VVs)
  • Manage stats/KPI for Lifestyle verticals
  • Help craft editorial strategy to continuously refine and evolve Lifestyle’s content to retain its status as premium digital brand in the lifestyle space
  • Maintain daily and long-term editorial calendar management for Lifestyle
  • Daily production, assignment, and editing of written and video content for Lifestyle
  • Create, manage, execute unique Lifestyle franchises (written and video) and monitor performance
  • Collaborate across teams on breaking news, projects, features
  • Assist Lifestyle Managing Editor in managing other team members as needed
  • Support campaigns and sales initiatives
  • Work with global HuffPost counterparts
  • Conduct training sessions and uphold best practices
  • Represent HuffPost Canada in external media, panels, B2B appearances
  • Help manage and nurture morale across the team by being a positive leader and a mature example


  • 8+ years experience in the lifestyle and digital media space
  • Excellent editorial skills for digital lifestyle content on mobile including writing, editing, video, photo editing, production
  • Strong knowledge of CP style
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage workflow of self and others on team
  • Content expertise in lifestyle; knowledge of a women-focused audience and how to engage and delight them
  • Strong news sense for lifestyle-focused content
  • Good industry network for lifestyle and diverse voices
  • Mastery of metrics tracking - report back to managing editor on performance
  • Knowledge of SEO best practices and ability to innovate solutions
  • Social media and video expertise
  • Proven ability to manage junior editors, including editing copy, general production guidance, skills and performance management
  • Experience with aligning with management team on overall brand and company initiatives
  • Understanding of HuffPost Canada's voice, tone, brand
  • High degree of emotional intelligence, empathy
  • Adaptable visionary who can pivot quickly in digital environment
  • Ability to innovate new content products or features
  • Ability to manage up, down and laterally, and to delegate effectively

This is a one-year contract to backfill a maternity leave.
Hours: 40 hours/week
Location: Toronto
Start date: Mid-June 2018
Please email your resume, and a cover letter, stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board and specifying why you would be the best fit for this position at HuffPost Canada Lifestyle.

Lisa Yeung
HuffPost Canada

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