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media & entertainment focused on diverse voices & experiences
Media, Full Time    New York    Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019
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About Refinery29:

Refinery29 is the leading media & entertainment company focused on women with a global audience footprint of 425 million across all platforms. Through a variety of lifestyle stories, original video programming, social, shareable content, & live experiences, Refinery29 provides its audience with the inspiration & tools to discover & pursue a more independent, stylish, & informed life. Please visit,, & for more information & to browse content.

About the role:

Refinery29 is looking for a Trending Director to run a new department dedicated to quick turnaround trending news content across verticals. This director will work closely with each vertical director (entertainment, news, fashion, beauty, work & money, wellness, lifestyle) to help ensure timely, comprehensive coverage of the days news in each section.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent collaborator, have experience in each of the relevant verticals, & thrive in a fast-paced newsroom environment. They will have excellent news judgement & a nose for big stories, a sense of urgency & speed, & a clear understanding & mastery of Google Trends, search engine optimization, & distribution strategy.

What Makes an R29er?

  • You have commitment & passion for the mission of R29 to be a catalyst for women to feel, see, & claim their power & realize their infinite potential. You are a magic maker who sees possibility & turns dreams into reality.

What you'll do:

  • Build a team of freelance writers with expertise in each of the relevant verticals from news to fashion to beauty to lifestyle
  • Assign, edit, & publish 8-10 stories a day
  • Work collaboratively with vertical directors to coordinate coverage on the days trending news
  • Help the team hit our monthly traffic goals, working closely with the content strategy team & analytics team to help make strategic performance decisions

What you have:

  • Positive, intuitive/proactive, & collaborative team player
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Superior judgment & discretion
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Keynote, Google Calendar

To be successful here you are:

  • Comfortable building & leading a fast-paced, high-volume team
  • Able to motivate team members & collaborate well with other teams
  • Able to problem solve in an ever-changing environment
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