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Associate Health Director

New York, NY, USA | Conde Nast

  • Industry:
    Media / Entertainment
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    3-5 years
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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SELF is seeking an experienced editor with a strong background in writing and editing health and lifestyle content. Associate Health Director will have three primary objectives: (1) to increase search traffic to the site; (2) to assign and edit site content about health conditions; and (3) to assign and edit all sponsored editorial content, ensuring that it is engaging, high-quality, and on brand. To meet these objectives, the Associate Health Director will oversee a mix of SEO content, health content, and sponsored editorial content. 

The Associate Health Director will oversee at least 15 to 20 SEO posts per month, through a mix of writing and editing. This position will also oversee all sponsored editorial content for SELF (written and video), ensuring that it meets the same editorial standards as the rest of our content. 

We’re looking for an editor who is excited to create SEO content that is engaging, accurate, and accessible. You should have experience writing and editing SEO content, with a solid understanding of SEO best practices. The ideal candidate will have experience assigning to and editing freelance writers covering a variety of health and lifestyle topics. 

We’re also looking for an editor who can take a creative, thoughtful approach to health conditions content, both written and video. This editor will assign and edit an array of health conditions content for the site, as well as work closely with the video team to conceptualize, write, and fact-check health-related editorial videos. The ideal candidate is someone who is results-driven and detail-orientated when it comes creating service journalism health content that is informative, engaging, and entertaining. 

SELF is wellness you can trust. Our mission is to help people live healthier lives, whatever that looks like to them. We do that through focusing on four key brand values: inclusivity, accuracy, empathy, and autonomy.  

Primary Responsibilities:

Oversee at least 15-20 SEO articles per month, through a mix of writing and editing 

Assign and edit health conditions content, including written and video 

Oversee all sponsored editorial content for SELF, including written and video 

Assign and edit articles to a diverse group of freelance writers covering a variety of health and lifestyle topics.

Work closely with the video team to assist in conceptualizing, script-writing, and fact-checking SELF health videos and sponsored editorial videos.

Rigorously fact-check and edit all content before turning it in to the top editor and/or research team.  

Work with design, video, and social teams to brainstorm ideas for visuals and social promotion for these stories. 

Use analytics to hone your editorial strategy—if something isn’t working, try something new. 

Contribute writing, editing, and brainstorming for larger SELF initiatives as the need arises. 



At least 4-6 years of relevant writing and editing experience 

At least 1-2 years experience assigning to freelance writers 

A background in service journalism, ideally as it relates to health and lifestyle content  

Scientific literacy and deep understanding of reporting and sourcing best practices   

Ability to write and edit clear, clean copy in a fast-paced environment 

Ability to pitch endless story ideas that are timely, shareable, thought-provoking, and as clicky as they are editorially sound 

Ability to transform pitches from writers and experts into an assignment that’s perfect for SELF 

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