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Managing Editor


$121,000 - $181,000 / year
Apply before: May 9, 2024
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  • Date posted
    March 10, 2024
  • Location
    Remote (US)
  • Salary
    $121,000 - $181,000 / year
  • Apply before
    May 9, 2024
  • Career Level

Job Description

Who We Are

Babylist is the leading vertical marketplace and commerce destination for baby, driving purchase decisions for more than 8 million people each year. Utilizing robust proprietary data, patented technology, and unbiased editorial guidance, Babylist recommends expert-tested products to those starting their parenting journey so loved ones can offer their support. Babylist registries connect new parents and their community of family and friends who help plan, prepare, and shop for a child’s arrival. Babylist is the generational brand in baby, leading the $67 billion baby products market as the trusted go-to solution for growing families. To learn about Babylist’s registry options, editorial content, and more, visit

Our Ways of Working

We’re a remote-first company with team members located across the United States spanning multiple time zones. We know how valuable the flexibility of remote work is for our employees so people can get the work done in the way that suits them best. With rare exception, our employees generally work 9-5 in their home time zone. 

We also know that personal connection is the foundation for the great work we do together. In order to build community and collaboration, we gather in person two times a year at a full company offsite and a departmental offsite. These offsites are expected of employees and are great opportunities to meet the people you work with every day and to do some of the work that is much more difficult to do virtually.

What the Role Is

Babylist is looking for an organized Managing Editor to oversee the daily operations of our Editorial team. You’re part editor, part project manager, and are skilled at editing, writing and content planning, creating and managing processes and ensuring deadlines are met. You’re also an excellent people manager who is excited about growing people in their careers. This role reports to the Director of Editorial.

Who You Are

  • 6-7  years editorial experience at a lifestyle publication or brand 

  • 2+ years of management experience

  • A skilled editor with a solid understanding of and experience with SEO best practices and multiplatform content

  • A strong people manager, with experience managing both internal editorial staff and freelancers

  • An operational thinker with a passion for streamlining systems and processes, and can manage multiple priorities while meeting deadlines

  • Are targeted in your content planning and can clearly articulate the why behind it and how it ties into larger business objectives

  • A great communicator on paper and in person with excellent creative and copywriting skills

  • Demonstrated a strong empathy for users

  • Experience managing a budget

  • Knowledge of web analytics tools (Google Analytics, SEM Rush, keyword analytics tools) and how to track, analyze and report on data

How You’ll Make an Impact

  • Create and oversee the editorial calendar and content planning, including regular updates to SEO evergreen commerce content, new content and special projects, across channels, as well as ensure the calendar is up to date with relevant events and occasions

  • Manage early-career and senior writers and production assistants for performance and professional development

  • Work with and manage freelance writers as needed

  • Edit content across channels to ensure user-centricity, brand voice and editorial standards

  • Streamline and/or create workflows and content creation processes across channels to help team members work together efficiently and effectively

  • Partner with design and social on visual storytelling

  • Oversee updates to various team documentation, including editorial integrity, product safety, etc.

  • Work with the Babylist Health Advisory Board members on reviewing and creating content

Why You Will Love Working At Babylist

  • We invest in the infrastructure you’ll need to be supported and successful: tools, opportunities to connect with colleagues, and a stipend to help you set up your office

  • We build products that have a positive impact on millions of people’s lives

  • We work at a sustainable pace which means work/life balance is a real thing here

  • We believe technology and data can solve hard problems 

  • We believe in exceptional management 

  • We are an antiracist organization and doing the work to support differences of all kinds

  • We offer competitive pay and meaningful opportunities for career advancement

  • We have great benefits like company paid medical, dental, and vision, a generous paid parental leave policy, and 401k with company match

  • We care about employee wellbeing with perks for physical, mental and emotional health, parenting, childcare, and financial planning

Babylist takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. Your actual base salary will depend on factors such as your skills, qualifications, experience, and work location. 

The estimated pay range for this role is $121,000- $181,000.

In addition, Babylist offers equity, bonus, and benefits, including company paid health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) matching, flexible spending account, and paid leave (including PTO and parental leave) in accordance with our applicable plans and policies.

If your experience is close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying. Experience comes in many forms – skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. We know that diversity makes for the best problem-solving and creative thinking, which is why we’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage everyone to apply.