ASSISTANT EDITOR

Contract Position

Are you a hawk-eyed and research-centric editor who loves cannabis-related science, lifestyle, and education? Or perhaps you’ve succeeded as an editor for other regulated industries and are interested in applying your compliance knowledge to deliver impactful copy for landing pages and blogs in the rapidly growing cannabis space?

We’re seeking an assistant editor who loves to edit content to ensure that it aligns with a client’s voice, tone, and strategic goals. MediaJel is the leading marketing and advertising company specializing in cannabis. We approach content creation with high editorial caliber.

You provide writers with guidance that helps them evolve their content execution and hit the right note for each client’s vibe. You ensure the content has the right combination of SEO keywords so it doesn’t read like a stuffed tofurkey. You’re well-versed in the ever-evolving SEO practices needed to optimize longform content. Organized and attuned to streamlining workflows and managing deadlines and content roadmaps, you believe that being a good editor also means having an arsenal of project management skills.

You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Contribute topic ideation
  • Act as assigning editor on some accounts
  • Work independently to meet deadlines
  • Work collaboratively with the editorial team
  • Pitch workflow tools
  • Implement said workflow tools
  • Sit in on client-facing calls to learn more about how we deliver the best SEO in cannabis
  • Potentially lead client comms on some accounts
  • Manage the upload and SEO optimization team
  • Step in as interim managing editor

Please apply if you have most or all of these skills and traits:

  • Are trained in the art and science of grammar
  • Have used project management software (Asana, in particular)
  • Thrive on organization
  • Have direct or transferrable experience navigating content requirements for regulated industries
  • Have experience editing science-focused content for laypersons
  • Know how to vet a peer-reviewed article with lightning speed to assess whether the research is solid and the topic pertains to the topic at hand
  • Understand the geo-located tactics for SEO content
  • Have used SEMRush or Arefs or Google Analytics to improve SEO
  • Know the latest SEO best practices for longform content
  • Can build a content roadmap like nobody’s business
  • Are familiar with the backend of WordPress (enough to QA an upload)
  • Are well-versed in B2C content for consumers at various points of their knowledge and conversion journey
  • Aren’t going to be bummed if your editing assignments for the day range from The Science of Terpenes to Movies to Watch High High to CBD for Muscle Discomfort to an Areas Served location landing page to meta descriptions.

Bonus skills

  • Do you have interest in and experience with email marketing? We’d love to find someone who could provide analysis of campaign data, write newsletter copy, and come up with fun, catchy subject lines.
  • Client-facing, account management experience

Your time

Here’s where this gets interesting—and by interesting, we mean super exciting for the right person. This is a 6-month+ part-time contract position from April through October 2022, with the potential to continue on a contract basis long-term. Here is our ideal setup:

  • April – May (20 hrs. per week)
  • June – September (40 hrs. per week)
  • October (20 hrs. per week)

Perks

  • Fully remote
  • Flexible hours
  • Awesome team
  • Regular lunch-n-learns and happy hours with prizes
  • Potential for growth into a long-term role

The hourly contract rate is $40.00 per hour

About MediaJel

MediaJel is North America’s leading cannabis digital advertising firm. Since first launching in 2016, MediaJel has continually transformed how customers shop for and enjoy cannabis, by modernizing how dispensaries, delivery services and brands appeal to their customers.

The MediaJel team is composed of exceptional personalities with a passion for advancing cannabis and other regulated industries. If you love working with an energized team, have a creative and compassionate streak, and enjoy the excitement of an industry that is all about making people feel great – then you’ll thrive at MediaJel.

Please send your resume to jobs@mediajel.com and put “Assistant Editor” in the subject line.