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Dotdash Meredith/ People Magazine

225 Liberty Street
New York New York United States 10281


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Senior Editor, Crime

Job ID: 7230
Job Views: 2794
Location: New York, New York, United States
Postal Code:
Job Category: Online | New Media,Magazines
Employment Type:
Salary: per year
Posted: 05.20.2022

Job Description

Job Title

Senior Editor, Crime


Job Description

I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.

The Senior Editor will oversee People’s crime vertical, producing compelling news and feature stories that are relevant to our readers and meet our high-quality, journalistic standards. The SE will manage our team of crime writers and digital editors, working closely with them to brainstorm news coverage, assign reporting and edit copy. This position will also be responsible for editing long-form digital stories and crime content on

The SE will collaborate with editors from other verticals as well as with the People photo and design departments to oversee crime coverage across all platforms ( People Every Day Podcast, and Special Projects groups).

As part of our ongoing newsroom efforts, the SE will aim to produce content that is inclusive and reflective of our diverse audience and to support staffers in writing and editing with sensitivity.

This SE will also participate in the development of television projects in the crime vertical that bring People’s content to screen. 

The position requires excellent editorial judgment and text editing skills along with a good eye for photo and design and the ability to organize, manage and multitask in an extremely fast-paced environment.

II. Essential Job Functions

Weight %

Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results


Oversee the crime vertical across all platforms (magazine, digital, video, etc)  


Brainstorm, create and edit compelling crime features for the magazine and  


Manage the team of crime writers, digital editors and stringers and work closely with the art and photo teams

Support the Executive Editor in development of staffers’ writing and story-packaging skills  


Job Requirements

III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.


B.A. or equivalent experience


Minimum of 7 years in journalism, writing or editing experience, and 1+ years of managerial experience

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Excellent writing and editing skills

Excellent organizational skills, ability to oversee many, constantly changing elements during a magazine close

A good eye for photos and design, ability to work smoothly with photo and design editors

Strong creativity and a sense of humor

A passion for telling compelling and moving stories

Ability to work well in a team amid a very fast-paced environment

% Travel Required (Approximate): N/A





It is the policy of Meredith Operations Corporation ("Dotdash Meredith", "the Company") to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Company will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Accommodation requests can be made by emailing


The Company requires employees entering its workplaces, performing work offsite, or attending a company sponsored event to verify and provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. The Company will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.


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