Freelance Blog Editor
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OpenTable is seeking a part-time writer/editor with 8+ years experience in editorial writing with a strong connection to the restaurant industry. This person will focus on writing and editing impactful content for the blog and other marketing channels to guide diners to the best of what’s on OpenTable and educate on topics within the restaurant industry. The ideal candidate has experience working in the restaurant or food industry or in food publications and has a passion for the food and restaurant world that is equal to their passion for storytelling and digital content.
- Pitching and writing several stories per week for the consumer blog and social media, including guides, restaurant spotlights, industry roundups, columns, product announcements, marketing campaigns, and partnerships
- Finding and managing freelancers in cities across the U.S. and Canada
- Editing several freelancer stories per week, including guides, restaurant spotlights, industry roundups, and columns
- Measuring the results of marketing activity to inform future marketing campaigns and content
- Working cross-functionally with global teams and functions, including design, product, product marketing, and restaurant marketing
- At least 8 years experience writing and editing at consumer brands and publications
- Deep knowledge of the restaurant industry
- Airtight writing and editing skills that need limited training
- Ability to work self-sufficiently
- An established network of freelance writers
- Experience crafting content that will help drive SEO value
- Ability to curate content for consumer marketing channels
- Ability to strategically translate market research and data into brand language and stories
- Proficiency of WordPress
- Strong organizational skills and an ability to balance multiple projects
- Willingness to roll up your sleeves, hop in, and learn on any new content project
- Proactive, organized, and hardworking
- Healthy sense of humor
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