PDG Jobs Board – Editor

About PDG
Perfect Daily Grind (PDG) is the leading bilingual specialty coffee publication, with articles in both English and Spanish. Launched in 2015, we publish on all areas of the global coffee value chain, including: the coffee plant and coffee genetics, coffee production and processing, coffee trading, coffee roasting, roastery/café ownership, barista, home brewing, and coffee consumption. We have also launched PDG Cacao, which is dedicated to the fine cacao and chocolate industry, and hold regular Micro Coffee Festivals with attendees from around the globe.
Role: Editor
We are looking for an experienced, reliable, and self-motivated Editor who understands digital media and thrives in a remote position.

  • As a young company, we offer applicants the ability to grow with us, develop new skills, and take on new responsibilities
  • You’ll work with a supportive and passionate team of people
  • As an Editor, you can have a positive impact on the livelihoods of millions of people around the globe
  • There are opportunities for travel across Europe, the US, and LatAm (and potentially other destinations in the future)
  • You can work from home, no matter where “home” is for you

Job Description:

You will be responsible for:

    • Editing: fact-checking and editing multiple articles to ensure that they meet our standards, further our vision, and match our brand
    • Search engine optimisation: implementing SEO best practices across individual articles and the site as a whole
    • Calendar: selecting which articles are published in a particular week by paying attention to the balance of content, time since submission, and more; staying up-to-date on trends within the coffee industry in order to direct and schedule content
    • Submissions: monitoring submissions levels, contacting writers, providing feedback on article proposals/angles and first submissions, and checking final submissions to ensure they adhere to our guidelines
    • Writer Training & Management: working with writers to ensure we have a steady flow of content, creating and allocating briefs for articles as required, providing support to writers
    • Data Tracking & Analysis: using data to direct submissions and the editorial calendar

Qualifications

The successful applicant will:

  • Have 2+ years experience of editing for digital media; be a skilled editor who is able to fact-check, maintain accuracy and quality, and produce shareable content
  • Have a thorough understanding of the Perfect Daily Grind brand, tone, and voice, and how this is created by and reflected in:
    • Our choice of content
    • Our choice of language
    • Structural features in our articles
  • Be a competent user of WordPress (or another CMS) and Google Analytics
  • Understand and be able to implement SEO
  • Be social media savvy and able to write/edit social-orientated content
  • Understand the importance of diligent fact-checking and how to check, track, and implement this
  • Be aware of copyright law for both text and images, including how to appropriately source and credit images
  • Have excellent communication skills; be able to communicate well with a multicultural team
  • Be able to work independently, with good levels of organisation, self-motivation, and an excellent work ethic
  • Be able to handle multiple deadlines

Additional Info

  • Approx 40 hours/week, Mon-Fri. For exceptional candidates, part-time is negotiable.
  • Remote position (work from home)
  • Competitive local rate

Interested? Email your CV and cover letter to application@perfectdailygrind.com, along with answers to the following questions:

  • How would you describe the PDG brand and how do we create this in our articles (both through content and structure)?
  • When editing, one of the most important tasks is finding the right balance between respecting the author’s voice and editing to the Perfect Daily Grind brand/voice. Where do you think the right balance lies? Please support your answer with examples.
  • How does working remotely differ from, and remain the same as, working in an office? How would you adjust your work and daily routine to a remote position?