Now Hiring! We Have Three Openings At Marketing Land & Search Engine Land

marketing-land-logo-squareAs we promised last month, our expansion continues. In addition to the two positions that we added last week, we’re now ready to accept applications for three more positions on our editorial team.

In response to some questions that have come in, we’ve added a little more information at the end of this article. Please be sure to read to the end. Thanks!

All three openings are full-time, salaried positions, and each is a telecommuting opportunity. The three positions are listed below in alphabetical order, and instructions for applying are included after the job listings.

If you have journalism experience, love to write and are familiar with the online marketing industry, we may have the perfect spot for you on our excellent editorial team.

Associate Features Editor

The Associate Features Editor is a member of the Third Door Media editorial team that assists the Features Editor in preparing contributed content for Search Engine Land / Marketing Land’s production cycle. Part editor and part web producer, the person in this role will work on content strategy, editorial voice, assist in managing editorial calendar, ensure contributed content meets editorial standards and is in line with editorial vision. This position reports to the Features Editor.

Primary Job Duties:

  • Prep columns for publication as assigned by features editor. Focus on maintaining content standards, ensuring columns are on topic, flow smoothly and provide value to audience.
  • Assist in editorial calendar management.
  • Improve story formatting for superior readability and audience engagement.
  • Work with copy editor to finalize articles for publication and ensure deadlines are met.
  • Assist in generating ideas for topics for columnists to cover.
  • Aid in contributor recruitment and on-boarding process.
  • Promote stories to interactive marketing community through social channels.
  • Remain up-to-date and informed on news, information and trends related to online marketing.
  • Occasional feature writing as necessary and able.
  • Any tasks deemed appropriate by the Features Editor.

Skills & Experience:

  • Journalism / Communication background preferred
  • Strong English skills / copy editing experience
  • Working knowledge of online marketing terminology & trends
  • Working knowledge of WordPress / Basic HTML skills
  • Graphics / image editing skills a plus

Job Details & Candidate Information: This position is a full-time, telecommute opportunity. Some travel may be required. Candidates should be able to work independently and be productive from a home office and be a “people person” who can develop a strong working relationship with columnists. Experience in online marketing and social media skills highly desired.

Contributing Editor

The Contributing Editor is a member of the Third Door Media editorial team that writes original news stories for Marketing Land and Search Engine Land. This position is specifically for a contributing editor who will focus on paid search and online advertising stories. This person should be extremely knowledgeable in as many paid search/advertising areas as possible, including (but not limited to) paid search ads, paid social media, display advertising and retargeting. This position reports to the Editor-In-Chief.

Primary Job Duties:

  • Write news stories and/or features as assigned by the Editor-In-Chief and News Editor(s). These will primarily be on paid search/advertising, but may include other topics as needed and able.
  • Participate in daily discussions regarding story assignments and develop story ideas with the editorial team.
  • Promote stories to interactive marketing community through social channels.
  • When available, travel to events to perform interviews, research and/or writing assignments.
  • Remain up-to-date and informed on news, information and trends related to paid search/advertising specifically, and online marketing in general.
  • Any tasks deemed appropriate by the Editor-In-Chief.

Skills & Experience:

  • Journalism / Communication background preferred
  • Working knowledge of online marketing terminology & trends; specifically, paid search/advertising
  • Working knowledge of WordPress and basic HTML skills
  • Graphics / image editing skills a plus

Job Details & Candidate Information: This position is a full-time, telecommute opportunity. Some travel may be required. Candidates should be able to work independently and be productive from a home office. Experience in online marketing and social media skills highly desired.

General Assignment Correspondent

The General Assignment Correspondent is a member of the Third Door Media editorial team that writes original news stories on a variety of topics for Marketing Land and Search Engine Land. This person should be well-rounded in many aspects of the online marketing industry, from search to social networking, email and affiliate marketing, display advertising and more. This position reports to the Editor-In-Chief.

Primary Job Duties:

  • Research and write news stories and/or features as assigned by the Editor-In-Chief and News Editor(s).
  • Participate in daily discussions regarding story assignments and develop story ideas with the editorial team.
  • Promote stories to interactive marketing community through social channels.
  • When available, travel to events to perform interviews, research and/or writing assignments.
  • Remain up-to-date and informed on news, information and trends related to online marketing.
  • Any tasks deemed appropriate by the Editor-In-Chief.

Skills & Experience:

  • Journalism / Communication background preferred
  • Working knowledge of online marketing terminology & trends
  • Working knowledge of WordPress and basic HTML skills
  • Graphics / image editing skills a plus

Job Details & Candidate Information: This position is a full-time, telecommute opportunity. Some travel may be required. Candidates should be able to work independently and be productive from a home office. Experience in online marketing and social media skills highly desired.

How To Apply

We’ll accept applications from qualified candidates via email. You can be formal and send a resumé and cover letter if you want, or you can take the more casual route and just tell us what you think we should know about you. Either way, we’d like to know:

  • who you are and what you’re doing now
  • your background in journalism (if any)
  • your background in writing (and samples, please)
  • why you think the position is a great fit for you
  • why you think you’re a great fit for us
  • etc.

Send your application to jobs@searchengineland.com as soon as possible, and be sure to put the name of the position as the subject of your email. We’re not going to put a specific deadline for this, but we do want to bring great people on board as soon as possible. So, if you’re interested, don’t delay. We look forward to hearing from you!

Postscript: We’ve had some questions come in and can share this additional information:

  • These are full-time positions; i.e., 40 hours per week. The right candidate(s) may be able to continue to do some light consulting work on the side, but our expectation is that this job will be your primary focus.
  • Applicants must possess U.S. work rights/privileges.
  • News happens around the clock, so we’re flexible on hours. These are not strict 9:00 am to 5:00 pm positions.
  • Salaries for each position will depend on experience.
  • Third Door Media offers full-time employees a 401k program and a generous paid time off policy.

We’ll update this again if we get more common questions from interested parties. Thanks!

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About The Author: is Editor-In-Chief of Marketing Land. His news career includes time spent in TV, radio, and print journalism. His web career continues to include a small number of SEO and social media consulting clients, as well as regular speaking engagements at marketing events around the U.S. He recently launched a site dedicated to Google Glass called Glass Almanac and also blogs at Small Business Search Marketing. Matt can be found on Twitter at @MattMcGee and/or on Google Plus. You can read Matt's disclosures on his personal blog.

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  • http://twitter.com/rchatterton Ryan Chatterton

    These sound like incredibly exciting opportunities. I really appreciate you sharing them!

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