Junior/Entry-Level Editor (Content & Social Media)

Los Angeles, California, United States Full-time

We are currently looking for a Junior/Entry-Level Editor (Content & Social Media). This is a great opportunity to edit smart, fun articles on creepy, weird, entertainment, and viral topics and use your creative skills to reach thousands of people through various social media verticals everyday for a leading entertainment website, which also happens to be in the top 50 in all US sites. Don't take our word for it, check it out at https://www.quantcast.com/ranker.com.

Despite all this traffic, we do this with a small, talented editorial team of 20 editors and about 80 freelance writers who love creating and posting fun, interesting content everyday. We built up our traffic the right way, steadily over 6 years, by creating lists and stories that people love reading and sharing. Here are some examples of articles that our Junior Editors create:

And here are some examples of some of the Social Media verticals we create, which you might work on:

Want to get your career started as a content website editor and have the opportunity to get some social media experience under your belt?

First, what’s in it for you:

  • Get your career started with a REAL job with a genuine career track.
  • Work in a very casual workplace (i.e. t-shirts and shorts are totally fine) with a fully stocked kitchen including free snacks, soda, Perrier, Mexican Coca Cola; we also do catered lunches and breakfast weekly, and free massages every other week.
  • Located conveniently in the Mid-Wilshire district, minutes from Beverly Hills, Miracle Mile, and the 10 Freeway.
  • Daily collaboration with senior and associate content and social media editors, where you’ll learn to edit and publish a high volume of daily content at a fast pace.
  • Have the chance to express your creativity in front of a very large audience (think 100K to well over a million people) in a company that really lets you run with YOUR ideas.

Who we believe will do great in this role:

Although this is an entry/junior-level position, we created this position for those looking to get a really good foundation for their career for future growth, whether at Ranker or elsewhere (of course, if you’re good, we really want you to grow at Ranker). As well, if you know a LOT about culture (think: urban legends, world history, books, games) and know how to write clean, snappy, intelligent, and compelling copy, you might be good fit for this role. In addition, we tend to focus on those candidates that have:

  • At least interned in the field of digital media, specifically Entertainment, Viral, Sports, Video games, Culture, Horror, and/or other relevant verticals. Additional work experience as a copy editor is a plus.
  • Photo skills - picking great images, cropping, etc.
  • The ability to work quickly without sacrificing quality.
  • EXCELLENT writing, editing, and communication skills. If you love to write, you’re going to do really well here.
  • Demonstrated social media savvy - we’re looking for people who can creatively reach out and engage an audience. Do you have your own web series or blog? We like that. Do you have a ton of Twitter followers? We like that too! Photoshop and graphic design chops are also a big plus, but not wholly necessary.
  • Viral intuition - Do you ever see something on Reddit and think, “Hmm. That looks like something else I’ve seen before.” Great impulse. We do that hourly. Recognizing patterns intuitively and knowing how to apply them is half the battle and spotting something trending and remembering that we have a piece of content that fits with it is huge.

Please keep in mind that this is a content writing/editing job - those looking for video work should please check out our other positions.

We are also only considering those who are currently based in Los Angeles - this is an in-office position, high-touch content editing and social media role. We will not consider candidates that are not currently in the Los Angeles area. If you're not currently in Los Angeles, we would strongly suggest you check out our our open freelance writer opportunities posted on our site at http://jobs.ranker.com.

If this sounds exciting, here's what we need from you:

  • At least 3 writing and/or editorial samples that you’re proud of, as well as (if applicable) links to any social media properties you've helped program, particularly entertainment-focused channels. If you don’t have any social media programming experience, it’s not a dealbreaker for us, so don’t be afraid to apply anyway. (You can put these links in your portfolio, or include them in your cover letter.)
  • A cover letter giving color/examples of how you meet and exceed the qualifications listed above. And yes, we are looking at your cover letter to get an idea of your writing style, so smart, funny letters really stand out.
  • As we are a site with lists about literally everything, and we like editors who know lots about lots of things, it is also super helpful if you list in your cover letter any areas of expertise you have, from the broad to the "pretty granular.”

  • Since this isn’t a traditional job, just looking at your resume may or may not tell us much, and we would hate to ignore a good candidate who is perfect for this role but has been, for example, waiting tables or doing office admin. So feel free to send us anything about yourself to help prove to us that you have the right background - blog or social media posts, nerdy spreadsheets you keep for yourself, whatever. It doesn’t have to be fancy, we just need some sense of what you’re into and how deep you’re into it.


About Ranker:

Ranker is a data-driven media company, the #1 online destination for opinion-based, crowdsourced rankings of everything. The company's technology is centered on user engagement, turning its lists into the “best possible rankings” via the wisdom of crowds. A Quantcast Top 50 site, Ranker attracts more than 40 million monthly unique visitors, and outperforms almost every other publisher in time-on-site per visit. As a result, Ranker is a treasure-trove of consumer sentiment data with more than 250 million votes gathered to date on over 100,000 unique items, generating a deep and precise interest graph which the company launched as a b2b tool in 2016 to augment the existing ad-based business. Ranker is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

Ranker will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Apply for this opening at http://ranker.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0m47y?apply=true