Editor

Job description

Media fragmentation, changing consumer behavior, the rise of search and social, and the need to avoid commoditization is transforming the practice of Marketing & Communications. As an Editor at Quietly, you will lead that charge, helping the world’s leading brands earn attention, instead of simply paying to interrupt.

Editors are responsible for providing guidance to teams of writers and overseeing data-driven content for a number of verticals. Editors are integral in helping deliver content that is not only clean, but also aligns with each client's brand, goals, and the overall content strategy. Along with substantive editing, copyediting, and coaching our network of freelance writers, you will prepare and proofread strategic documents, assist in formatting and packaging content to make it client-facing, write content when necessary, and perform any other tasks to help the Editorial Team.

You’re as passionate about inspiring content as you are about editorial consistency and effectiveness—and you have no shortage of great ideas to elevate your clients’ content and help them excel in their categories. You inspire your teammates to raise the bar on every level – from brief to execution. You are looking for the next big challenge, and like us, you have no small plans.

This is a full-time opportunity offering a competitive base salary, three weeks of vacation, and a comprehensive benefits package. Our headquarters are located in the heart of Gastown in Vancouver, Canada and remote work is a possibility.

About the company: Quietly is an award-winning, full-service content marketing agency, working across the entire lifecycle – from discovery and strategy to creation, production and distribution. Quietly partners with category leaders such as Adobe, Dell Technologies, Goldman Sachs, Herschel, MEC, Sotheby’s International Realty, PwC, and Slack to understand how content drives their business, devising strategies and executing along the way. Quietly has also developed its own Custom Data technology, as well its standalone product: Insights.


WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Edit all content (substantive and stylistic editing, copyediting, and proofreading) on deadline
    • Deliver content that is not only clean, but is on brief and aligns with the client's tone, voice and goals
    • Ensure all information is factually accurate, including fact-checking
    • Work with photo editor or art director to complement written content with on-brand visuals
    • Help package and send content so that it's publisher/brand ready
  • Write content, where necessary
  • Develop question sets and conduct interviews with subject matter experts as needed
  • Find, brief, and manage relationships with a network of freelance writers
  • Work closely with Quietly's Content and Strategy teams to develop content ideas and opportunities
  • Research clients and get to know their business, product offerings, and communication styles
  • Take on associated administrative tasks such as updating content databases to track deliverables, drafting status updates for the client team, and updating project information in Asana

Requirements

WHO YOU ARE

  • You have at least 3 years of experience as an Editor
  • You’re able to work with a wide range of content formats including blog posts, infographics, web copy, whitepapers and videos
  • Experience working with style guides is a plus

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • The ability to quickly understand complex products, services, and market dynamics
  • Excellent verbal and written English
  • A degree in Communications, Journalism or English
  • Experience in research and fact-checking
  • The ability to communicate constructive feedback with ease
  • A knack for developing and executing on creative concepts
  • The ability to convey ideas and stories in a clear and succinct fashion
  • A willingness to work within tight deadlines when needed