Magazine Editor

| Greater LA Area

Golden Hippo Media is a young, growing digital marketing company committed to helping everyone live their healthiest life. We create cutting edge health, wellness, and beauty products and work tirelessly to get them into the hands of the people who need them most - our customers. We're growing fast, but our core values remain the same as when we were founded in 2010.

Golden Hippo Media is creating a brand magazine for one of it's most successful health and nutrition brands. Because of this we are now looking for a Magazine Editor who will help us get this started and provide leadership, creative vision and editorial direction for magazine across all platforms - print, digital, mobile and other brand extensions. The Magazine Editor will define content strategy across all platforms with the goal of offering readers authentic, accessible, engaging, exciting, fun and expert experiential and service content illuminating all aspects of this particular brand lifestyle and diet.

HERE IS WHAT WE OFFER YOU

At Golden Hippo you have a chance to make an impact. You will have the opportunity to be creative, take initiative and grow. A career at Golden Hippo is more than just a job. It's the chance to work among friends every day, to work and play hard, and to see the results of your work firsthand. We work in a lively, laid back work environment with a fully stocked kitchen for our employees to use. We also offer:

  • Competitive salary (DOE)
  • Employer-paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, life)
  • Matching 401K plan
  • In-office CrossFit gym with professional coaches
  • Yoga and meditation breaks
  • Casual, "no dress code" atmosphere and an open office space
  • Highly interactive work with a talented, passionate team
  • UNLIMITED room for growth and results-based pay increases

WHAT YOUR DAY IS LIKE

  • Refine and execute the brand’s editorial mission in close coordination with the copywriting, product and brand development departments.
  • Fulfill the inspiration, information, and entertainment needs of the audience, monitoring the satisfaction of the brand’s customer base at all time.
  • Continue to evolve and implement content guidelines aligned with the mission, ensuring that execution not only serves customers’ needs but exceeds their expectations.
  • Determine content strategy across platforms, determining how best to target specific audience sectors through each medium, always with the goal of expanding readership, growing community, increasing product sales and, most important, delighting customers.
  • Serve as heart of the tone and voice for the brand through the brand magazine.
  • Set high standards for all content; oversee all assigning, creating, editing, designing, and production, assuring that the editorial quality is consistently best in category. Strive for content that is vibrant, fresh, visually and editorially compelling, ranging from “must-read” or “leading edge” information to “thrilling” and everything in between.
  • Oversee the fulfillment of all operating procedures, including scheduling, budgets and production matters. Maintain ultimate responsibility for setting, enforcing and meeting deadlines
  • Oversee design and photo aspects of the brand. Assure that covers, layouts, visuals, display type, and all design elements across all platforms and related properties or materials conforms to guidelines
  • Work cross functionally with the different departments, such as marketing, copywriting, video production, etc. to develop and build upon gains in digital, social media, video, e-commerce and other platforms
  • Represent the brand from an editorial standpoint in press and media.
  • Define reader needs and build strategy to address needs as they evolve, and to monitor reader satisfaction on a regular basis

BEST CANDIDATES WILL HAVE

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in journalism, English or related areas.
  • 5-7+ years' of publisher experience and extensive experience writing, editing and directing magazine layout.
  • Relevant experience from working within health, wellness and nutrition industry/space as well as strong interest in health, wellness and nutrition.
  • Strong writer, assigning editor, line editor, headline writer, and conceptual editor with journalistic excellence.
  • Commercial sensibility and business acumen.
  • Extensive experience managing both people and processes.
  • Problem solver and solution focused; proactive in experimenting and can take responsibility for the results.
  • Audience-oriented approach to publishing.
  • Strong leadership qualities—able to articulate vision, mentor, motivate, and inspire great work.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, ever changing and fast paced environment.
  • Strong visual and design sensibility.
  • Superb editorial instincts.

Golden Hippo is always looking for smart, driven self-starters who are excited to build a place for themselves in one of the most fun, exciting companies in Los Angeles. If you thrive on community and communication, learning from your failures, and embracing the unexpected, Golden Hippo just might be the place for you.

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Location

Golden Hippo is located in Woodland Hills, one of Los Angeles' finest neighborhoods.

An Insider's view of Golden Hippo

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It is professional yet lively and relaxed. The office is always buzzing with people exchanging ideas and discussing different ways to reach our goals. You'll see a couple of dogs leaping down the halls and people talking about what they’re going to wear to next office party. It’s fun to work in an environment that works hard, but plays hard too!

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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I utilize our company’s tech platforms but place highest value on face-to-face interaction for collaboration. I gain a great deal of value from the digital platforms, but the most productive means of communication have proven to be in real-time and in person. At the beginning of projects we usually meet to give everyone an opportunity to contribute

Archie

Technical Project Manager

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Golden Hippo has a culture that encourages everyone to share ideas. For example, our customer care agents hear firsthand what customers are saying, so we’re able to take that information and funnel it back to the product developers, writers, etc. This allows us to directly influence the way campaigns are run and optimized.

Peter

Chief Customer Officer

What are some social events your company does?

Here at Golden Hippo, the work experience includes a host of social events like; monthly happy hours, birthday lunches, fishing trips, softball games, hiking events, casino nights, yacht parties, Halloween parties, etc. We have an employee lounge with arcade games and a TV. Here, “work hard and play hard" is more than just a nice soundbite.

Juan Carlos

Director of Human Resources

What are Golden Hippo Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Company pays 100% of the employee's premium
Vision Benefits
Company pays 100% of the employee's premium
Health Insurance Benefits
Company pays 100% of the employee's premium
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Golden Hippo offers up to 16 weeks of paid maternity leave with at least 12 months of service.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly

Additional Perks + Benefits

We offer a lot of unique company perks! Some of these include free Crossfit classes, a fully-stocked kitchen, catered birthday lunches, free yoga and meditation classes throughout the day, and a dog-friendly office!

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