Editorial Assistant

| Greater LA Area
Ranker is looking for an obsessively organized and collaborative Editorial Assistant with a get-it-done attitude to join a fast-paced start-up environment in our Los Angeles office. This is an entry-level position that encompasses a combination of administrative and creative responsibilities, both aiding and participating in the editorial process.

The Editorial Assistant will tackle key tasks that help Ranker’s editorial team run like clockwork. This position provides essential administrative support for our senior editorial staff, helps with the day to day editorial taskwork and wrangles special projects. The ideal candidate will have at least some type of editorial, writing, or reporting experience. The person should be highly organized and attentive to detail, opinionated about food, sports, music and pop culture, and an enthusiastic reader of Ranker, familiar with our site’s distinctive approach to listicles.

This is a great opportunity for someone who would like to work in a creative environment and wants to develop skills that would help them grow into an editor or copyeditor role. 

What You’ll Do
  • Conduct research for various editorial departments for upcoming lists & content
  • Meet with editors to brainstorm content
  • Assist with compiling and organizing materials for pitch meetings and run-throughs
  • Miscellaneous editorial tasks, which may include: keep tallies of publishing output, replace photos, credit photos, maintain group notes, compile data
  • Help with administrative tasks for Ranker’s editorial managers.
  • Help with research tasks, as needed.
  • Tackle special projects as needed

Experience Needed 
  • BA in English, Journalism or relevant Liberal Arts degree
  • Some editorial/writing experience, ideally at a digital media company but not necessary
  • Strong communications skills: clean, concise prose and good grammar.
  • Research experience.
  • Comfortable using spreadsheets and project management tools.
  • Demonstrated professionalism and good judgment when communicating with internal teams and members of the public.
  • Comfortable quickly adapting to changes in software, technology, and processes.
  • An interest in pop culture, sports, internet culture or social media.
These skills are not required, but would give candidates a great foundation for succeeding in this role:
  • Familiarity with Ranker’s content and social presence.
  • Familiarity with editorial processes.

About Ranker:

Ranker is the definitive site for votable content on just about everything… from The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch to The Social Issues You Care About Most. With half of our 50M UV’s coming from search and half from social, we have a deeply engaged audience, voting 21x and spending 5.5 minutes per visit. That’s more than E!, Vox and R29 combined.

Ranker sits at the intersection of passion and curiosity with rankings on nearly any topic from film to food. By voting on different list items, fans influence rankings on topics like “The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch” or “The Best Quarterback of All Time.” We also provide in-depth reporting on history, crime, and mysteries, broken up into easily digestible chunks that tell a cohesive story. Ranker is often a source for journalists, whether it is quoting a #1 ranking or reporting on a true crime story.

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Location

Located conveniently in the Mid-Wilshire district, minutes from Beverly Hills, Miracle Mile, and the 10 Freeway.

An Insider's view of Ranker

How does your team reward individual success?

What I love about being a part of Ranker's Audience Development team is that one person's success is celebrated not just as a personal victory, but as a triumph for our whole team. Every day we are encouraged to step outside of the box and speak our minds; to be creative and analytical without fear of rejection.

Amanda Bennett

Audience Development Specialist

What projects are you most excited about?

The best part about working at Ranker is the wide variety in the types of projects we might work on. We could be working on a traffic arbitrage system one week and creating big data management systems the next. Our latest project is a soon-to-be-released TV recommendation app that utilizes the latest in web development and machine learning tech.

Skylar Wolf

Senior Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

Ranker offers me the opportunity to flourish in a completely original creative manner. Working here has provided me with the opportunity to cover a large array of subjects I'm passionate about such as pop-culture and entertainment. By treating my voice and skill sets as an asset to the company, I have been given a sense of freedom and growth.

Erin Maxwell

Entertainment Editor

What is your vision for the company?

Our focus for 2020 is expanding Ranker beyond our high-trafficked site (Quantcast Top 50) via growing video, globalization, licensing Rankings IP, growing the Ranker Insights business unit and most importantly, launching a new game-changing personalized TV recommendations app.

Clark Benson

Founder & CEO

What's something quirky about your company?

At Ranker, we are all about votable lists. We even have an enormous, interactive list on display in our lobby — anyone at the office can arrange the items on the list to their own taste. Anything from top sitcom moms to fictional pets you'd love to have, there's always a good debate going on. We even vote on our favorite catered lunches!

Andre Rodriguez

PR Manager

What are Ranker Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 6 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Monthly.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per quarter.
Cross functional training encouraged
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