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Assistant Editor

Company: 500 Global
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Description

Our Mission

We uplift people and economies around the world through entrepreneurship.

Who We Are

500 Global is a venture capital firm that invests early in founders building fast-growing technology companies. We focus on markets where technology, innovation, and capital can unlock long-term value and drive economic growth. We work closely with key stakeholders and advise governments and corporations on how best to support entrepreneurial ecosystems so startups can thrive.

500 Global has backed over 6,000 founders representing more than 2,500 companies operating in 77 countries. Our portfolio includes 41 companies valued at over $1 billion and 125 companies valued at over $100 million. Our 140+ plus team members are located in more than 15 countries and bring experience as entrepreneurs, investors, and operators from some of the world's leading technology companies.

Job Summary:

We are looking for a detail-oriented and resourceful individual to join our team as an Assistant Editor. Responsibilities include collaborating with the Head of Communications to plan stories and projects, liaising with writers to meet deadlines, and ensuring all copy is accurate and original. To be successful, the Assistant Editor should be able to handle all stages of the publication process to help deliver unique and informative content.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Head of Communications to research and plan content for 500 Global's blog and podcast.
  • Write engaging social media copy for blog posts and podcasts.
  • Manage editorial calendar and publishing platform.
  • Liaise with writers, 500 Global team members, mentors and founders to commission articles to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Follow developments and news in tech and VC, and suggest story ideas.
  • Use search engine optimization to guide team members in creating topics of interest.
  • Research and write articles.
  • Copy, edit and proofread articles ensuring accuracy of content and sources.
  • Select images for stories.
  • Track analytics.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Requirements
    • BA in Journalism, Communications, or related field.
    • Some previous experience researching and writing content gained through either work experience or internship.
    • Strong writing and copy editing skills.
    • Strong command of English.
    • Familiarity with Wordpress and SEO.
    • Knowledge of the tech industry.
    • Knowledge of venture capital is a plus.

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