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News Writer - Well+Good


Job ID: 57668
Job Views: 564
Location: New York, New York, United States
Postal Code:
Job Category: Online | New Media
Employment Type: Full time
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Posted: 10.24.2019

Job Description

WELL+GOOD: Creating a culture and community of wellness.

Trusted, influential, and famously trend-setting, Well+Good defines and demystifies wellness for a growing global community. Well+Good creates a world where wellness is stylish, achievable, and fun—connecting readers with smart, simple ways to add wellness to their lives.

We are looking for a news writer to help take Well+Good’s content to the next level from our New York office.

Leaf Group is a diversified Internet company that builds platforms to enable communities of creators to reach dedicated audiences in the ever-growing lifestyle category..

You’ll Report To: Senior News Editor

A typical day as a News Writer might include:

  • Create timely, zeitgeisty news content daily, with an eye on trends and hot topics in the wellness space
  • Pitch daily news content for all verticals across the site, keeping both traffic performance and brand voice in mind
  • Write reported features, personal essays, SEO articles, and market roundups as needed
  • Call on your rolodex of experts to be in-the-know about what’s happening in the wellness industry, and pitch and execute original story ideas accordingly
  • Attend market events, desksides, and source meetings to gather intel for content creation and spot trends before they hit it big
  • Report weekly metrics to Senior News Editor to workshop what’s working and help define content strategy

You’ll be successful if you’re passionate about creating outstanding content, coming up with great and original ideas, and helping the entire team reach its full potential. You’re comfortable producing content for topics spanning the wellness gamut, but you have a particular interest and experience in cultural commentary, market trends, and finding fresh takes on ideas that have been done. You excel at writing clean, clever stories quickly.

What You Have:

  • 1-3 years editorial experience
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to write smart, clean copy on a tight deadline
  • A rolodex of contacts in the wellness industry to call upon 
  • Superior editorial judgment: You know which stories *need* to be covered (and how to do so in a new, interesting way) and which can be skipped
  • Ability to prioritize and manage your time
  • A passion for high-quality digital content
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Not afraid to wear multiple hats—no job is too small or too large
  • We're casual and informal but we work hard and work responsibly. A pleasant and supportive demeanor goes a long way.

Who We Are:

We create experiences that celebrate the best of art, design, and technology. We want smart, curious people committed to putting people first, having fun while they work, a commitment to high quality service to make things better and a desire for constant growth. We work in a fun, hard-working collaborative environment that is diverse, adventurous, and open-minded. Check us out here: https://www.leafgroup.com/brands/

What We Have:

  • Well+Good is the 2019 People's Choice winner of the Webby’s Award for Best Lifestyle Brand
  • eHow is the 2019 People's Choice and official Webby Winner for Social Video/How To-DIY 
  • Leaf Group is among the 2019 Built In LA Best Companies To Work For
  • Leaf Group is among Comparably's 2018 Best Companies in Los Angeles
  • Well+Good is the 2018 winner of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Company Award
  • MyPlate is the 2018 winner of the Webby Award for Best Design
  • Winner of the 2017 Best Company for Diversity award Comparably
  • Competitive compensation and benefits packages (i.e., Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, 401K)
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Paid-to-play vacation rewards
  • Discretionary unlimited vacation time
  • Employee discounts for Saatchi Art, Society6, and Deny Designs

Leaf Group, Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings are welcome and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any other basis protected by state, federal, or local law. It is the intent of the Company to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local legislation concerning equal opportunity in employment.

Agency Disclosure:
If the Leaf Group Talent Acquisition department, or any current company employee, receives an unsolicited resume from a third party recruiting agency and Leaf Group does not have a signed Agency Agreement active, Leaf Group will not be deemed liable to pay a placement fee. The unsolicited resume will be considered a gift and can be considered for our recruitment efforts.


Job Requirements

  • 1-3 years editorial experience
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to write smart, clean copy on a tight deadline
  • A rolodex of contacts in the wellness industry to call upon 
  • Superior editorial judgment: You know which stories *need* to be covered (and how to do so in a new, interesting way) and which can be skipped
  • Ability to prioritize and manage your time
  • A passion for high-quality digital content
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Not afraid to wear multiple hats—no job is too small or too large
  • We're casual and informal but we work hard and work responsibly. A pleasant and supportive demeanor goes a long way.


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