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Refinery29 // media & entertainment focused on diverse voices & experiences
Media, Full Time    New York    Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019
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About Refinery29

Refinery29 is the leading media & entertainment company focused on women with a global audience footprint of 249 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,,, & more information & to browse content.

About the team:

We create all written content for the website, from long-form articles & programs to service & slideshows. We're composed of six categories Health + Wellness, Living, Entertainment, News, Work & Money, Fashion, & Beauty & we help shape & guide how Refinery29 & its impact can grow into those spaces, delivering on those promises with fresh content, tools, & discussion every day.

What Makes an R29er?

  • You have a deep commitment & passion for the mission of R29 to motivate & inspire women through their own unique power, identity, & infinite potential. You have a deep knowledge and/or interest in womens storytelling & reporting, as well as its distinct power to inform & drive conversation & change. You ignite possibility & solutions in even the most challenging moments, & you have an innate desire to strive for excellence & progress, through your daily work & your attitude.

About the job:

Part of Refinery29s Wellness coverage consists of spirit & astrology. Its one of the most popular sections of the entire website, & were looking for someone who eats, breathes & sleeps the zodiac, moon cycles & retrogrades. Were also looking for someone who has an interest in religion & different cultures, in order to cover various holidays & religious celebrations in a nuanced & smart way. One day you might be covering Mercury, the next you might be writing a detailed description on what to expect at a traditional Indian wedding, & another week you might be reporting on why Christian women support abortion.

Youll also organize & edit all of Refinery29s weekly, monthly & special horoscopes from a freelancer. And, we encourage all of our writers to step outside of their comfort zones, & challenge themselves with timely & interesting features that arent necessarily their beat.

If all of the above interests you & youre looking to join a dynamic & fast-paced team thats passionate about women & equity for all, then this is your dream job.

If all of the above interests you & youre looking to break into the fast-paced & ever-evolving health & wellness world, this is your dream job.

What you'll do:

  • Write and/or build 2-4 stories per day
  • Follow wellness & health industry news & trends, especially as they apply to millennial women & astrology
  • Pitch & write to the news cycle as needed
  • Work with SEO team to optimize content, update posts for search
  • Problem solve in a fast-paced media environment
  • Edit weekly, monthly & special horoscopes articles & slideshows from a freelancer

What you have:

  • 2+ years in digital media, journalism & publishing
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Superior judgment & discretion
  • Organized & ability to work on daily deadlines

To be successful here you are:

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, high volume team
  • Someone who enjoys problem-solving in an ever-changing environment
  • Inspired to push boundaries & be a thought leader

Note: Applications without a cover letter will not be considered for the role.

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