Sr. Features Editor (New York Based)

Since 1945, EBONY has celebrated and chronicled Black excellence and leadership worldwide. In January 2021, the iconic brand was relaunched under new ownership as EBONY Media Group, a diversified multi-platform media company. This is an exciting chapter for the beloved brand and we are looking for talented, enthusiastic candidates to join our close-knit, highly collaborative team. We’re calling all innovators and creators who want to be part of the legacy by helping shape EBONY’s future!

Job Description

EBONY Media is looking for an experienced Sr. Features Editor who is passionate about both editorial excellence and celebrating black excellence. The Sr. Features Editor will report directly to the Editor in Chief and will oversee, edit, produce and/or create attention grabbing, traffic-driving longer-lead, original features for The ideal candidate will have at least 6+ years of editorial experience at a digital-first media company.

Job description (general, including but not limited to):

  • Work with EIC and managing editor to develop monthly content calendar
  • Manage, top-edit and assign stories to staff and freelancer writers
  • Secure writers and interview subjects for exclusive original content
  • Assign and edit original 250 – 1,000 word features for four of EBONY’S digital verticals: Lifestyle, Entertainment & Culture, Work & Wealth and News
  • Pitch story ideas and writers for each of the above verticals and help other editors do the same
  • Oversee special editorial packages as assigned by Editor in Chief
  • Write compelling headlines for SEO and to engage and expand the EBONY audience
  • Secure exclusive interviews and exposés and write longform feature stories

Required qualifications:

  • Must be passionate about celebrating Black excellence and culture
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 6+ years of experience as an editor in the digital space
  • Experience writing and editing for SEO
  • Freelance writer contacts
  • Prior experience managing and editing freelance writers to ensure deadlines are met
  • Experience using WordPress and Google Analytics
  • A thorough understanding of audience data and analytics along with a track record of using data to make informed decisions on coverage


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