Junior Editor

Mobility Quotient (MQ) is seeking an Editor to manage our two digital publishing platforms: JustWine and JustBeer.

The desired candidate should have: experience or a strong understanding of proofreading content for digital publication; ability to manage and work according to a content calendar; be able to work in a fast-paced environment and produce both long and short format, engaging editorial content.

Our goal is to help our audience experience beer and wine outside of the realm of the “Friday night pregame”; beer and wine are as much science and art as they are a social lubricant. To help us achieve this goal, you will be writing and editing quick pieces about consumer trends and industry news; creating informative and educational (long-form and evergreen) content; crafting quirky and fun “sharable” content for our social channels; identifying and reporting on trends in the local or international beer or wine industries; and generally keeping in touch with what local businesses are doing and promoting their efforts on the site.

At MQ we are primarily a Digital Agency that provides technical experience to clients around the world. We also have a “Products” division that explores, tests, and launches ideas that we feel have merit. JustWine and JustBeer are two products which encapsulate this effort. They are resource hubs for people who love beer or wine and who are seeking to learn more about either. Each site is loaded with information applicable to each topic; from brands and their products, to press releases and educational content, JustBeer and JustWine are the fastest-growing digital resources for their associated audiences in Canada. We are seeking an individual who has vision and proficiency to help us elevate the product and refine the value we offer our users.

**Note: As this position is largely a technical role, deep understanding of wine and beer are not a requirement and preference will be given to those with the most applicable experience.

About You

Do you have experience working for a digital or print publisher? Are you driven and do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? Are you a creative who enjoys thinking outside of the box? Do you have a strong grammatical and writing skills? Are you able to proofread and position engaging content? Then you may be the the perfect fit for this position!

Roles + Responsibilities

Job Requirements

  • Work collaboratively with our Editor and team of content creators to create great content and stories about beer and wine.
  • Coordinate with Editor on daily, weekly, and monthly targets for data entry, and editorial writing.
  • The ideal candidate will be an extremely strong writer, highly creative, and passionate about growing audiences and value through well-written and informative content.
  • Ability to self-manage projects with attention to detail, deadlines, and shifting priorities.
  • Incredible attention to detail and intolerance for errors.

 

What you’ll do

  • Proofread and edit multiple articles from freelance writers and guest submissions per day.
  • Use search engine optimization to ensure articles are positioned correctly for high search ranking.
  • Research and verify information within submitted articles and prepare them for publication.
  • Create engaging, catchy and unique content surrounding beer and wine.
  • Monitor and maintain the content calendars for JustBeer and JustWine.
  • Use strong creative writing skills to break down, organize, and position complex topics into concise conversational copy.
  • Monitor trending topics and breaking news for content opportunities.

Qualifications

Education & Experience

  • Journalism or Communications education/background or relevant experience, particularly with a digital publisher covering up-beat, developing sources, and breaking news.
  • Familiarity with desktop applications and creative softwares, such as Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, Hootsuite & Adobe Photoshop is an asset.
  • Comfortable with cold calling and fast pace of digital publishing.
    A drive to beat the competition.
  • A basic understanding of on-site SEO would be an asset.
  • A love of wine, beer, or food would be an asset.

 

Applicant Requirements

To apply, please submit a résumé, cover letter, and 3-5 work samples (articles can either be linked in your cover letter or included as additional pages to your resume).

In your cover letter, please be sure to address the following questions: What appeals to you about working with the JustBeer and JustWine teams? What areas of content do JustBeer and JustWine excel at? What’s your approach to editing? Pitch 3 catchy title ideas (just the titles!) you feel would fit the JustBeer & JustWine sites. Feel free to go longer than you usually do on the cover letter — we’d love to get a sense of how you think, write, and edit.

Show Us Your Work

Applicants will be asked to showcase their portfolio or samples of work.

About Mobility Quotient

A full-service Digital Agency, MQ is your one-stop shop for everything from web and app development to marketing and branding. We have provided an array of technical services to many high-profile brands including: AOL, Alberta Beer Festivals, Sony Pictures, Focus Features, Patch, Winsight Media and many others. Key projects include, "JustBeer" (http://justbeerapp.com) and "JustWine" (http://justwineapp.com), online communities that promote, educate, and develop all-levels of the liquor industry, from producers to consumers. Our employees have passion, initiative and a desire to learn and improve at every level. Dedication and commitment are essential to be successful at MQ and are rewarded accordingly.

Apply Today

Applications for this position must be submitted to careers@mobilityquotient.com with the subject line 'Job Application for Junior Editor - Your Full Name'.