Careers at Herb

Managing Editor

Employment Type: Contractor

Herb is the world’s largest and most engaged cannabis community.

Over the next decade our mission is to create a global community of 100,000,000 conscious cannabis consumers and allow them to discover and buy the best cannabis products in the world.

We are dedicated to freeing every person incarcerated for cannabis globally through our work with Last Prisoner Project and REFORM.

Overview:

As a managing editor, you are an expert in content operations and digital publishing. Your role is to manage the content pipeline for both several large clients and our internal content verticals to ensure that quality content is being delivered and published on schedule. Your goal is to ensure that editorial processes are moving smoothly, manage a team of senior writers and create a supportive, collaborative working environment.

As managing editor, you will assign articles and manage the content calendars for all written content at Herb. You will keep the editorial calendar up to date, keep writers on schedule and upload the final deliverables to the Herb website. As managing editor, you are the senior leader on the content team and will guide the editorial team to success. More than just a content operations whiz, you will also be the bridge between the editorial team and the executive team.

Simply put, you’ll be in charge of the consistent production and publishing of informative, engaging content that will help brands get discovered, generate leads, improve loyalty and increase sales.

Responsibilities:

Daily

  • Work closely with the SEO team to assign keywords/outlines to the editorial team
  • Ensure that content is SEO-optimized to increase discoverability
  • Ensure article quality is amazing
  • Mentor a team of writers to help fuel a culture of learning and growth
  • Lead editorial meetings
  • Optimizing editorial operations to ensure work is being delivered and published on time
  • Edit articles
  • Be available inside of our Slack to keep communication flowing smoothly with our team
  • Work with the Editor-in-Chief to sustainably grow content operations

Weekly

  • Lead editorial meetings each week
  • Dedicate two hours per week to documenting and improving processes
  • Prepare weekly reports on published content

Monthly

  • Participate in client meetings to understand their tone of voice, goals and put them to action
  • Participate in executive meetings to understand internal goals
  • Onboard new clients
  • Hire and onboard new editorial staff as needed

What you can expect from us:

  • Herb provides a working environment that is free from ego. We believe that the best ideas win and that all perspectives are valuable.
  • We are dedicated to the growth of our workers. We provide learning opportunities through company-purchased online courses and internal mentorship to help advance your skill sets and careers. We recognize that workers have their own dreams and we will never expect you to sacrifice them or stay with us forever. In fact, by the time you leave Herb, our goal is to arm you with the skills you need to thrive in your next season of life.
  • We are a remote company. We operate this way to give talent all over the world equal opportunities to work with us.
  • We are an equal opportunity company and welcome all qualified people to apply.
  • We would also like to stress that we define qualified as the proven ability to do amazing work, and become an active member of a supportive, growth-focused workplace. We do not exclude anyone based on the number of years of experience or their ability to acquire a degree. Primarily, we evaluate qualifications based on a portfolio of work that shows their ability to write clearly and succinctly.

What we expect of you:

  • Consistently deliver deliverables on schedule
  • Consistently deliver work with a high degree of quality
  • We are a remote company. We operate this way to give talent all over the world equal opportunities to work with us.
  • We are an equal opportunity company and welcome all qualified people to apply.
  • Communicate clearly and act in line with our core values with our clients and our internal team.
  • Have a growth mindset and be committed to improving the company and your craft

At Herb, we operate by simple core values:

  • Passion
  • Resourcefulness
  • Honesty
  • Selflessness
  • Courage
Reports To:
Editor-in-Chief

To Apply for this Position:

We know that applying to a new role takes a lot of work and we truly value your time. We are looking forward to reading your application. If you’re interested in helping us shape the future of cannabis around the world, send us a few samples of your work: portfolio, CV, resume, linkedin, or whatever represents you best to (careers@herb.co). We are looking forward to reviewing your application.

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