Assistant Editor – Digital Lifestyle Job in Toronto, ON at Corus Entertainment

Job Description

Toronto, ON, Canada Req #1136

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Are you creative, dynamic and passionate? Do you like to think outside of the box and find new ways to achieve your goals? Corus Entertainment has an exciting opportunity for you. If you have a passion for excellence, and would like to work for Corus Entertainment, we encourage you to apply.

Corus is a driving force in the media industry with a diverse portfolio of strong brands that entertain and inform audiences through great storytelling and compelling content, reaching millions of people around the world every day. We have an exciting opportunity on our Digital Lifestyle Team for an Assistant Editor.

Division: Communications

Work Status: Full Time

Location: Toronto

About the Role

Reporting to the Manager, Digital Lifestyle, you will be responsible for executing against an original content strategy for our brand product/channel(s).

In this position the Assistant Editor will have the opportunity to contribute across the sites in our portfolio of premier lifestyle brands, including Slice.ca, Complex Canada, Foodnetwork.ca and HGTV.ca. We’re looking for a candidate who has a passion for digital content across platforms and a love for lifestyle content, pop culture, and grammar. Our ideal candidate is not only familiar with our brands but also a true fan of our shows and talent.

Ensure delivery of timely original editorial features, best suited for the brand image and target audience

Assist in developing story ideas, fact-checking, editing and publishing original, compelling web and cross-media content including articles, galleries and interactive online features

Write clean and engaging original web content across our brands

Assist in the creation, testing, and deployment of email newsletters

Source and edit images using Photoshop

Load content into WordPress or other content management systems quickly

Fix grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors in content

Ensure all content adheres to SEO best practices and recommendations from the Tech and Research teams

Create, edit and publish content to social platforms (ie Pinterest) on a weekly basis

Assist the Editors and Producers with other tasks as needed

About You

What We Need From You:
Experience working in a digital media, publishing and production environment

A portfolio that demonstrates strong writing, copy editing and flawless grammar and punctuation within lifestyle verticals

Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

Well-versed in content publishing systems such Ektron and WordPress

Experience working with freelancers

Experience creating and deploying e-newsletters

Understanding of analytics, including experience working with Google Analytics and Omniture

Experience working in an Agile team environment would be considered an asset

Understanding of SEO, QA processes, UX and Design would be considered an asset

Hands-on experience publishing to top social media platforms (Pinterest, YouTube)

College or University degree (or equivalent experience), preferable in Media, Journalism, or Communications

Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and work in a rapidly changing, dynamic environment

At Corus we value and actively involve the full range of what makes people unique in order to create a strong and innovative company where amazing people thrive. A company where people have the full opportunity to show their unique value and develop their potential. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people of colour, people with disabilities, people from all gender and sexually diverse communities and people with intersectional identities.

Corus is also committed to providing accommodations throughout the interview and employment process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

How to Apply

If you’re interested in this role, click ‘apply now.’

Internal candidates must meet eligibility requirements before we can apply for an internal position at Corus, which includes being in their current role for at least 12 months. Please ensure you notify your manager before applying to this role.

Other details

Job Family PD-Production Job Function 02-Media/Communications Creative & Design Pay Type Salary Required Education Equivalent Experience

About the Company

Company: Corus Entertainment

Company Location:  Toronto, ON

Estimated Salary:

About Corus Entertainment