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Health Writer

Leaf Group Full-Time  Santa Monica, California, United States 4 Jul 2022

Job Description

Leaf Group is looking for a Health Writer to help them improve and grow LIVESTRONG.com’s library of high-quality, authoritative health articles.

Leaf Group is a house of brands, creating and cultivating digital-first companies in growing lifestyle categories: Fitness & Wellness (Well+Good, Livestrong.com); Home & Decor (Hunker, Society6, Deny Designs), and Art & Design (Saatchi Art, The Other Art Fair). Additionally, we have performance focused brands in key categories such as Travel, Pets, and DIY (OnlyInYourState, Cuteness, eHow). Our media and marketplace brands are authentic and authoritative, reaching a large and growing passionate audience.

We work in a fun, collaborative environment that is diverse, adventurous, and open-minded. We look for proactive, accountable people focused on continuous learning and growth to push themselves and our businesses forward. Check us out here.

LIVESTRONG.com is a top healthy living site, covering fitness, nutrition and health. We strive to help all people make informed decisions about their wellbeing. We inspire and motivate our readers to make life-changing healthy choices by providing credible and shareable information and an online support community. We rely on high-quality research and our network of experts to make LIVESTRONG.com the trustworthy, authoritative destination for people wanting to live their best lives.

We are looking for a Health Writer to help us improve and grow LIVESTRONG.com’s library of high-quality, authoritative health articles. This position requires strong writing, reporting and editing skills as well as a solid understanding of SEO best practices and a familiarity with affiliate commerce writing. You will be responsible for creating new articles as well as updating existing articles to ensure readers are getting up-to-date, trustworthy health and nutrition information.

As part of LIVESTRONG’s ongoing efforts to make our articles more equitable and inclusive, we’re sharing details about the language we use and why.

A big vision calls for a big job. As we grow, our need for a Health Writer grows with us.

You’ll Report To: Editorial Director, LIVESTRONG.com

A Typical Day as a Health Writer Might Include

  • Writing and/or updating 2-3 stories daily
  • Brainstorming and pitching timely stories with a news peg, SEO-informed and service-driven evergreen stories and shoppable affiliate commerce reviews and roundups
  • Gathering information and conducting research on various health and nutrition topics to ensure your articles are accurate and backed by the most reliable, up-to-date information
  • Finding, interviewing and developing relationships with a diverse group of health and nutrition experts
  • Working closely with the Health and Nutrition editors to help them create and update articles in their sections
  • Collaborating and coordinating with the Audience Development Team to ensure your articles are promoted across channels — including social media, email newsletters and referral platforms — in effective and engaging ways
  • Keeping your finger on the pulse of the health and nutrition worlds in order to stay up to date on promising new developments and trends

What You Have

  • 1-3 years writing experience on staff for a digital health or lifestyle publication.
  • Experience writing about health and science studies (and the ability to translate study-speak into useful takeaways the average reader can understand).
  • Experience finding and interviewing health and nutrition experts on deadline.
  • Impeccable writing and revising skills.
  • Ability and willingness to accept and implement constructive feedback on assignments, and an eager attitude toward learning from top editors.
  • A working knowledge of SEO best practices.
  • A working knowledge of affiliate commerce best practices.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage your time productively and independently.
  • An interest in helping people from all backgrounds live their healthiest, happiest lives.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • A desire to participate in creating the workplace you want to be a part of.
  • We’re casual and informal but we work hard and work responsibly. Personal accountability goes a long way. We believe we are the change.

You’ll be successful if you are passionate about creating high-quality, service-driven content that helps readers at all stages of their health journeys. The Health Writer is responsible for pitching, writing and revising stories on various health, nutrition and wellness topics. Information-gathering and interviewing is at the heart of this position: We need someone who knows how to dig and find authoritative primary sources to ensure our content is accurate, clear and useful.

About Us

Leaf Group is among the 2022 & 2019 Built In LA Best Places To Work.

Among Comparably’s 2021 Best Companies for Company Culture, Company Perks & Benefits, Company Compensation, Best CEO for Diversity, and Best CEO for Women

eHow is the 2019 & 2020 People’s Choice and official Webby Winner for Social Video/How To-DIY

OnlyInYourState is ranked the #3 Travel and Information Site (ComScore)

Well+Good is the 2019 People’s Choice winner of the Webby’s Award for Best Lifestyle Brand

Leaf Group is among TalentDesk’s 2019 Best Companies To Work For

Well+Good is the 2018 winner of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Company AwardMyPlate is the 2018 winner of the Webby Award for Best Design

Winner of the 2017 Best Company for Diversity award Comparably

We are a wholly owned subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC), a storied diversified holding company

For Full-Time Permanent Roles

  • Competitive compensation and benefits packages (i.e., Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, 401K)
  • Gender neutral family leave
  • Paid-to-play vacation rewards
  • Discretionary unlimited vacation time
  • Employee discounts for Saatchi Art, Society6, and Deny Designs

Process

Step 1: A video/phone call with a member from our Hiring Team. In this call, we will cover the basics of the role and our company, and discuss a high level overview of your past experiences, goals, and interest in this role.

Step 2: A call with your potential manager or someone from the hiring team to dive deeper into your experiences and goals.
Step 3: If applicable, short assessment to help us see your skill sets as they relate to the role we have. We will review this in Step 1.

Step 4: Depending on the role, interviews with key stakeholders from the role (could be 1 or up to 3) who will dive further into the role with you and answer any questions you may have.

Leaf Group is a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace that reflects our customers and the world we live in. We encourage people from all backgrounds, ages, abilities, and experiences to apply for our roles. Leaf Group is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or caregiver status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Agency Disclosure: If the Leaf Group Talent Acquisition department, or any current company employee, receives an unsolicited resume from a third party recruiting agency and Leaf Group does not have a signed Agency Agreement active, Leaf Group will not be deemed liable to pay a placement fee. The unsolicited resume will be considered a gift and can be considered for our recruitment efforts.

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