Content Editor Job Description

Use this Content Editor job description template to advertise the open roles for free using You can use this template as a starting point, modify the requirements according the needs of your organization or the client you are hiring for.
Content Editor

Content Editor responsibilities

  • Writing blog posts and marketing copy to promote our products and services
  • Proofreading, re-structuring and editing articles by content writers
  • Updating our website and social media pages with new content

Content Editor Job Description Template

Job Brief

We are looking for a Content Editor to research, write, proofread and publish online content.

Content Editor responsibilities include producing the monthly newsletter, fact-checking writers’ articles and optimizing written pieces to increase user engagement. If you have excellent writing and editing skills in English and experience managing editorial calendars, we’d like to meet you. Please share samples of your work by including either a portfolio or links to your published articles along with your application.

Ultimately, you will produce engaging quality content that speaks to our audience and boosts engagement with our brand.


  • Write blog posts and marketing copy to promote our products and services
  • Proofread, re-structure and edit articles by content writers
  • Update our website and social media pages with new content
  • Craft and send our monthly newsletter
  • Interview industry professionals and use online sources to research topics
  • Improve illustration in collaboration with marketing and design teams
  • Optimize published pieces using SEO guidelines
  • Manage the editorial calendar and ensure timely publication
  • Generate new ideas around industry-related topics
  • Monitor web traffic and user engagement (e.g. bounce rates)


  • Proven work experience as a Content Editor, Web Editor or similar role
  • Portfolio of published work
  • Excellent writing and editing skills in English
  • Attention to detail
  • Hands-on experience with Content Management Systems (e.g. WordPress)
  • Familiarity with SEO and keyword research
  • Team spirit
  • BSc in Marketing, Journalism, Communications or related field

Content Editor Job Description Examples

Content Editor To Update WordPress Blogs With Revised Content From... • Upwork

We are looking for a data entry / content editor to take a Word Document that contains edits to over 200 blogs and use the WordPress backend to update content and hyperlinks to match the Word Document. Attention to detail is a MUST - these are medical pieces of content that have been medically reviewed by a MD so the content must match the word document 100%.

Read more
Senior Video Content Editor - Urgent Position • CTP

We are on the lookout for a motivated Senior Video Content Editor to join our amazing team at CTP in Boston, MA 02114.

Growing your career as a Full Time Senior Video Content Editor is an awesome opportunity to develop useful skills...

If you are strong in cooperation, people management and have the right drive for the job, then apply for the position of Senior Video Content Editor at CTP tod...

Read more
Marketing Content Editor • Vitamin T


Our client, a national public radio station in Washington, DC, is looking for a Marketing Content Editor to work part-time starting soon. This will be a hybrid position - one to two days onsite and one to two days remote...


Newsletter writing and proofreadingCommunications plan drafting - taking information from kickoff meeting(s) and put into a communications pla...

Read more
Associate Branded Content Editor • Forbes

Forbes Vetted is seeking an experienced associate branded content editor to join our growing commerce team. This role will be responsible for writing, assigning and editing Forbes Vetted paid/sponsored content, which currently consists of paid inclusions in product guides, roundups, reviews, newsletters and social campaigns (subject to change in the future). You will work closely with the... bu...

Read more