About Refinery29

Refinery29 is the leading media and entertainment company focused on women with a global audience footprint of 249 million across all platforms. Through a variety of lifestyle stories, original video programming, social, shareable content, and live experiences, Refinery29 provides its audience with the inspiration and tools to discover and pursue a more independent, stylish, and informed life. Please visit www.refinery29.com, www.refinery29.com/en-ca, www.refinery29.uk, www.refinery29.de and www.refinery29.com/fr-fr for more information and to browse content.

About the team:

The branded content execution team creates all written branded 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 client partners can make an impact in those spaces, delivering on the brand’s promise of quality storytelling and elevating women’s voices 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, and appreciate 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 and your attitude.  

About the job:

Refinery29 is looking for a not-so-ordinary Senior Beauty Editor with finely honed editorial sensibilities & expertise to lead & evolve our branded beauty content. This role will be responsible for overseeing most of the day-to-day execution of custom articles for Refinery29’s beauty partners, making sure the content is smart, elevated, & leading the beauty conversation. This person should have a clear vision, standout ideas, strong industry contacts, experience on set, superior judgement, & a passion for managing & mentorship.

What You'll Do:

  • Work with Director of Branded Content and Creative Directors to conceive original beauty story concepts & large-scale programming packages in collaboration with Refinery29’s advertising partners.

  • Edit custom branded content within the role's verticals, including, but not limited to: dedicated feature articles & co-branded collateral.

  • Act as the creative lead in pre-sale brainstorming & planning, & approve beauty packages from an editorial POV.

  • Maintain Refinery29 brand voice & POV in all copy, & work with internal teams to enforce editorial guidelines.

  • Manage programs/stories from start to finish. This includes working with Editorial for seamless integration & workflow; liaising with Photo, Video, Design, Product, Marketing, & Social on creative direction; liaising with Sales, Client Services, & Marketing Solutions on client communications; assigning & managing internal editors/writers & freelancers; & ensuring that all copy meets the highest quality standards in accordance with client deadlines.

  • Manage a team of junior writers & editors, nurturing their growth & onboarding new talent as needed.

  • Be the authority on trends, products, & reporting for the Branded Editorial team. Make final judgment calls for branded content in accordance with Refinery29’s beauty filter & voice.

What You'll Have:

  • Experience writing and editing experience within digital media.

  • A strong understanding of R29s voice & style POV.

  • Must be an excellent writer across all content types, from interviews to service-driven tutorials.

  • Experience in digital advertising & branded content is preferred.

  • Willingness to make editorial judgment calls in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment.

  • Ability to succeed in an adaptive, fluid environment.

  • A flawless command of spelling, punctuation, & grammar.

  • A collaborative, make it work attitude.

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