What is an Online Editorial Assistant?

This is an actual job post for an Online Editorial Assistant:

The ideal candidate will have consumer writing and web experience, as well as a background or educated interest in interior design. A post-secondary education is also required. Experience with a content management system (CMS) such as Drupal, WordPress, Joomla or Moveable Type are also assets. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point for Mac computers is a must. The online editorial assistant will report directly to the Online Director, and liaise with the web team, iPad, Sales, Video and Creative Services Team and other departments of House & Home Media.

Job Responsibilities

  • Research and write photo galleries, articles, blogs and other online content
  • Reception relief duties
  • Assist with research and production for iPad issues
  • Contribute to online promotional materials as needed
  • Assist with content creation and uploads for digital partners and initiatives
  • Conduct photo research and crop images
  • Assist with updating the online editorial calendar
  • Contribute to online forums and social media communities
  • Monitor site traffic, content performance and user experience
  • Grab screenshots for results reports
  • Review press releases/product info directed to houseandhome.com and, on occasion, attend/blog about events
  • Develop content ideas and opportunities
  • Other tasks as instructed by Online Director.

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