Hearst Magazines

Beauty Editor, Cosmopolitan

Hearst Magazines New York, NY

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Job Description

Why Hearst Magazines?

Hearst Magazines is one of the largest publishers in the world, with more than 25 brands, including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s BAZAAR, Popular Mechanics, and Women’s Health. We reach more than 150 million people every month in the United States alone.

But we’re more than just our magazines. We engage our audience across all mediums and channels—print, digital, video, and social—with sophisticated content creation, distribution, and data capabilities. We create, package, and sell products with cutting-edge technology and proprietary platforms. Together, we are reinventing publishing for the 21st century.

Your Impact

Cosmopolitan is looking for a beauty editor to create dynamic, thoughtful, engaging and oh-so-fabulous beauty content across all our platforms (including print and digital) and to help guide overall beauty content strategy for Cosmo.

Cosmo is dedicated to helping woman live their best possible lives. When it comes to our beauty coverage, we produce content that is totally unapologetic, delightfully unhinged, and awesomely relatable! It’s straight talk about everything from what to do about breakouts to the holy grail products that are worthy of your time and money. And beyond the lotions and potions, Cosmo is proudly holding up the mirror to its diverse community’s beauty. We see beauty as a wonderfully wild escape and a way to get to know each other in new and inspiring ways.

Please note: For consideration, resumes should be submitted in PDF format with a cover letter, salary requirements, and a link to a portfolio of work.

What You’ll Do
  • Pitch and produce daily digital posts, as well as edit digital posts by the beauty assistant and/or freelancer(s)
  • Top-edit and compose beauty content (digital and print) ranging from product roundups to service focused features
  • Assign beauty stories to outside contributors as well as in-house staffers; recruit new voices to the brand
  • Work with the beauty director and deputy beauty directors to set lineups and pitch a variety of content across categories
  • Write beauty articles; interview experts, analyze research, translate dermatological jargon into skin-care advice
  • Collaborate with art and photo teams to help produce beauty layouts
  • Work with the business team on advertising/marketing partnerships and projects as necessary
  • Take market appointments and represent Cosmo at press appointments/events/trips when schedule permits
  • Help create social media content (Instagram, TikTok, etc.) when necessary, to bring our content to life beyond print and the website
  • Take the lead if needed on projects such as newsletters, social media packages, etc.
Who You Are
  • You have 3 to 5 years of post-grad experience with editing and/or writing for a consumer audience, with a particular emphasis on beauty content
  • You bring deep knowledge of beauty, beauty trends, and the beauty industry
  • You are comfortable and confident writing for print and for digital
  • You are knowledgeable about SEO best practices and able to utilize Google Analytics or other tools
  • You are passionate about developing 360-degree ideas (digital, print, social, experiential) around beauty
  • You have strong reporting skills; a degree in journalism is a plus
  • You are a true multi-tasker who can work under deadlines (including super tight ones)
As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Magazines requires that all employees who receive a written offer of employment on or after November 15, 2021, be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law.

  • Seniority level

    Mid-Senior level
  • Employment type

  • Job function

    Design, Art/Creative, and Information Technology
  • Industries

    Marketing Services, Online Audio and Video Media, and Internet Publishing

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