Posted On: January 25, 2016
Media Organization: Monster
Monster is a global online employment solution for people seeking jobs and the employers who need great people. We've been doing this for more than 20 years, and have expanded from our roots as a "job board" to a global provider of a full array of job seeking, career management, recruitment and talent management products, content and services.
Monster - the global leader in connecting people to jobs - is looking for an innovative digital writer/editor to help shape our coverage of topics that matter to job seekers. The ideal candidate will have experience creating high-quality, actionable content for a major media outlet.
On a day to day basis, you’ll stay on top of the issues and trends that are key to America’s workforce - from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly jobs report to emerging resume formats to the latest offerings in office cafeterias - and help decide how to translate these topics for Monster’s audiences. You’ll be expected to produce daily articles - how-to content, news, UGC and social media-driven. You should be comfortable reporting from a journalistic approach, but also to aggregate responsibly from around the web and from our own site. You’ll be expected to think beyond the vanilla article to video, infographics, quizzes, GIFs, podcasts and more. You’ll be primarily a writer, but up to 30% of your workload could include editing the work of outside writers.
You’ll also have a key role in the bigger picture: As we redefine our content strategy, editorial voice, and UI to maximize audience engagement, traffic, branding, and revenue, you’ll be asked to think creatively about new ways to engage our audience, both as a whole and key segments. Plus, you’ll also be tasked with thinking about what people and assets inside and outside the company can be leveraged to best achieve our corporate goal—which is to help people “find better.”
•Stay on top of relevant news to ensure full coverage of our core subject areas
•Ideate, assign, write, edit, and publish long- and short-form articles, galleries, quizzes, lists, and videos that are consistent with the Monster brand and that deliver value and utility
•Develop and manage data-driven content projects
•Write “clicky” headlines and smart metadata for SEO
•Serve as a brand ambassador through Twitter and other social media
•Monitor audience behaviors via analytics tools, and respond by optimizing UI and content in cooperation with internal/external teams
•Help plan and produce content for an editorial calendar
•Stay up to date with best practices in SEO, content marketing, digital journalism, social media, web usability, web design, and business/industry trends
•Belief in Monster’s mission to inspire people to help improve their lives
•Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Marketing, Communications, or related field
•1-5 years’ experience writing or editing multimedia web content, ideally related to careers or with a special focus on how-to articles
•Collaborative attitude and experience working with cross-functional teams
•Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
•Ability to multi-task in fast-paced environment
•Fluency with web analytics tools and social media, and experience with HTML, CSS, and content management systems.