The Junior Production Editor will play a crucial role in publishing content to our editorial sites, with a primary focus on SmarterTravel and Oyster. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth and success of our online platforms.
This opportunity offers the flexibility of either remote work or working from our office located in Cambridge, MA. Whether you choose to join us in person at our Cambridge office or work remotely, we provide the necessary resources and technology to ensure seamless collaboration and a fulfilling work experience.
Publish content on SmarterTravel and Oyster websites using WordPress.
Collaborate with the editorial team to build engaging and well-structured stories.
Update older high-priority content including rewriting sections as necessary to ensure accuracy, relevance, and optimal user experience.
Maintain a consistent publishing schedule, delivering a total of 14 new/updated stories per week.
Work closely with the content team to understand editorial guidelines, tone, and style.
Collaborate with other team members, including writers and editors, to optimize content for search engine visibility.
Source and edit visually compelling photos for stories.
Ensure content is properly formatted, including headings, images, and hyperlinks.
Conduct basic fact-checking and proofreading to maintain high-quality standards.
Assist in managing the content library, organizing and tagging articles for easy retrieval.
Writing and editing experience (AP Style ideal but not required)
Experience working with a CMS or similar (ideally WordPress but not required)
Basic Photoshop skills (Able to resize and crop images to custom dimensions)
Image sourcing experience a bonus
Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize urgent requests
Required Education, Training, Knowledge, and Experience:
SmarterTravel’s Leadership Principles
Take Big Swings - Thinking small is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Leaders strive to spend their time exclusively on what’s important, and they shed the rest. They seek out the highest return on their team’s time and effort.
Data Driven - Leaders work backwards from the solution to generate plans. They use data to be sure their time and effort are always leveraged at the most impactful work. They admit when they are wrong and use the data to eliminate their blind spots.
Make Moonshine - Leaders create value from spare and under-utilized parts. They’re resourceful and tenacious. They expect and require innovation and invention from their teams, and they find ways to simplify. They are situationally aware; they look for good ideas from anywhere.
Insist on the Highest Standards - Leaders keep the standards relentlessly high. They demand high quality products, services, and processes because they deliver high quality products, services, and processes. Leaders solve root problems and ensure that when problems get fixed, they stay fixed.
Bias for Action - Leaders run everywhere they go. Many decisions and actions are reversible and don’t need extensive study. Leaders value calculated risk taking because they know that in business, speed wins.
Have Integrity; Earn Trust - Leaders listen attentively, speak candidly, and treat others respectfully. They are vocally self-critical, even when doing so is difficult or embarrassing. Leaders are not arrogant. They benchmark themselves against the best and identify their gaps.
Hire and Develop the Best - Leaders raise the bar with every hire and promotion. They want to work with other leaders. They recognize exceptional talent and enthusiastically propel them throughout the organization. Leaders are serious about their role in coaching others.
Ownership - Leaders think long-term and don’t sacrifice long-term value for short-term results. They own all the inputs to their business. They act on behalf of the entire company, beyond just their own team.
Disagree and Commit - Leaders respectfully challenge decisions when they disagree, even when doing so is uncomfortable or awkward. They have conviction; they do not compromise in the name of social niceties. Once a decision is reached, they commit wholly.
Dive Deep - Leaders operate at once with immense perspective and granular detail. No task is beneath them. They audit frequently, and they are skeptical when metrics and anecdote differ.
Deliver Results - Leaders focus their time on the key drivers for their business. They pursue them obsessively to deliver results with the right quality and in a timely fashion. They rise to the occasion and never compromise.
$55,000 - $65,000
The provided salary range is intended to give potential candidates a general idea of the compensation associated with the position. The actual salary offered may vary based on factors such as the candidate's qualifications, experience, and geographic location.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this position. Other duties may be assigned. The Company reserves the right to revise the functions and duties of the job or to require that additional or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments).