Managing Editor

4906-11-07
Calm
Who We Are: 
At Calm, we have a simple, albeit BIG mission: to make the world a happier and healthier place. Through our website, blog, and app—filled with meditations, sleep stories, music, movement, and more—we’re redefining what mental care looks like in 2021 and beyond. With over 100 million users worldwide, 100,000 new users daily, and our growing partnerships with major companies, we’re having a positive effect on more and more people each and every day. And while the heart of Calm is digital, we are growing and expanding offline with a variety of products and services to help deliver on our mission of health and happiness, the world over. 
What We Do:
Calm’s marketing team is working to lead the conversation around mental health and mindfulness. We’re curious about our consumers, their challenges, and how Calm can be a true tool for change. We are a highly cross-functional and collaborative team, developing work that sparks a cultural dialog, expands what Calm is in the minds of consumers, and makes meaningful connections to the brand across the globe. 
What You’ll Do:
The Managing Editor will report into the Director of Editorial Publishing. As Managing Editor, you’ll craft our voice and vision for Calm.com’s editorial presence. A successful candidate for this role will be a seasoned editor (Editorial Director, Managing Editor, Deputy Editor, Head of Content) with a strong editorial vision who is deeply familiar with the editorial landscape, is comfortable running a high volume news team, and is excited to evolve Calm.com into the leading mental health and wellness voice online. A Calm Managing Editor is plugged into the wellness community online and has a point of view on how to become a thought leader in the space, while also having a deep knowledge of web analytics. The person in this role will have both an operational mind and a creative one, come with a network of freelancers and contributors, and will be able to deftly manage deadlines and workflow. The Managing Editor will align closely with cross-functional partners from Marketing, Content, Partnerships, Lifecycle, and Product to produce and distribute best-in-class editorial content.

Create and manage editorial calendar around key moments, events, holidays, campaigns, and partnerships
Help evolve Calm’s editorial voice and POV
Hire, train, and manage freelance writers, editors, and copyeditors
Work with Social + Editorial team to keep all team members updated on work progress and distribute editorial content across social channels
Ensure deadlines are met by writers and contributors
Supervise the content creation process from assigning pitches through editing and publishing
Liaise with Content, Partnerships, Lifecycle, Consumer Insights, and Product teams to work on pieces that grow our audience
Expand Calm’s editorial content offerings to reach new audience segments
Policy and copyright compliance
Audit content for tone and ensure alignment with Style Guide
Ensure Editorial operations are functioning smoothly and suggest changes where needed
Ensure published pieces have necessary SEO elements
Oversee freelance and contractor invoicing and payment

Who You Are:

5+ years of experience in journalism/editorial, digital marketing, or a similarly relevant field
Comprehensive understanding of how to work within a CMS (WordPress preferred)
Demonstrated ability to identify and manage diverse networks of contractors, freelancers, and agency partners
Exceptional cross-functional collaboration
Fluency in web analytics (specifically Google Analytics and Google Search Console)
Impeccable copywriting and copyediting abilities
A keen eye for detail
A high bar for journalistic excellence
An authentic passion for the mental health and wellness space

Nice-to-Haves: 

The ability to liaise with Engineers and Developers and at least some technical fluency
An understanding of the legalities of contract work in the state of CA