Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) is a leading content company that engages over 150 million consumers every month through our portfolio of premium brands across platforms. By combining our distinctive content with our proprietary data and people-based targeting, we offer highly differentiated end-to-end solutions to marketers across the multimedia landscape. Our influential brands include People, Time, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, InStyle, Real Simple and Southern Living, as well as more than 50 diverse titles in the United Kingdom. Time Inc. has been extending the power of our brands through various acquisitions and investments, including Viant, an advertising technology firm with a specialized people-based marketing platform; The Foundry, Time Inc.’s creative lab and content studio; and the People Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). The company is also home to celebrated events, such as the Time 100, Fortune Most Powerful Women, People’s Sexiest Man Alive, Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year, the Essence Festival and the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen.
The Beauty Editor will conceive, write and develop content targeted for Black women in the beauty/hair sections of ESSENCE magazine and contribute regularly to ESSENCE.com’s beauty and hair channels. This is a key role for a team player interested in storytelling and journalism. Those who don’t possess a deep interest in the evolution of the written word across mobile, social and digital platforms need not apply.
Conceive, write and edit beauty content for ESSENCE and ESSENCE.com
Collaborate across teams – editorial and beyond – to consistently create content that contributes to the larger mission of the company
Work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced, energetic environment
Work on special feature content as needed
Help the beauty and fashion department generate fresh ideas for features and department pages
Cover beauty previews, events and product launches when your schedule permits
Top edit content from junior staffers, both online and in print, as needed
Use your own contacts to create and secure exclusive content
Proven: You have at least five years of experience writing clean, clicky copy for a beauty-focused publications and websites. You know what gets readers excited and create content guided by your deep interest in the psychology of what makes people share stories. You have a stable of beauty writers you can draw on as freelance contributors. You’ve worked in Drupal or a comparable CMS.
Self-Motivated:No hand-holding needed here. Your commitment to quality means your copy can sail through to "publish" without a second look.
Smart:Not just your IQ. You instinctively "get" what makes the magazine and website tick, and you are constantly thinking of ways to elevate content to drive traffic.
Organized: At a website and monthly magazine, things move quickly. You know how to prioritize so that nothing gets missed – especially not a deadline.