Content Update Editor

Home, Pets, Crafts Content Update Editor

Contract / Freelance

N/A, United States

The Spruce Home, Pets, and Crafts is looking for experienced remote editors. As a content update editor, you will join our Quality Team, a team of remote editors, producers, and fact-checkers who work on existing articles to improve the reader experience and ensure the accuracy of all of our content, old and new. Update editors might perform research, revise outdated information, polish dull or error-ridden copy, improve formatting, and/or improve the SEO value of their assigned articles.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and four clips that demonstrate their writing or editing skills. All successful candidates will need to complete a short edit test that confirms their expertise and editing skills.

Update editors must commit to a minimum of 20 hours weekly (with a maximum weekly commitment of 40 hours). Applicants must live in the United States. The rate for this contract position is $25 per hour.

About Your Contributions:

  • Review existing articles and revise content using editorial judgment and project instructions
  • Identify and update outdated material and, where appropriate, make dated content evergreen
  • Note where images need improvement
  • Copy edit, fact check, and potentially rewrite content

About You:

  • At least 4 years experience writing/editing in the home, pets, and/or crafts spaces, preferably for a digital brand
  • Applicants should be well-versed in several of the following:
    • Home: decor trends, event planning, cleaning and organizing, home renovations, and gardening
    • Pets: knowledge of or ability to research breed and species profiles
    • Crafts: DIY, needlecrafts, hobbies, and gameplay
  • Strong grasp of grammar and AP style
  • Detail-oriented, deadline-focused, and able to work independently and accurately
  • Comfortable with content management systems
  • Bachelor’s degree required

About Us:

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication. Our brands include Verywell, The Spruce, The Balance, Investopedia, Lifewire, TripSavvy, Byrdie, MyDomaine, Brides,, and ThoughtCo.

Please be aware of fraudulent recruiters offering opportunities at Dotdash. Note that any correspondence with a member of the Dotdash recruiting team will come from a or a account belonging to a Dotdash Recruiter. If you are in conversations for a job opportunity and wish to confirm its validity, please reach out directly to

Dotdash embraces inclusivity and values our diverse community. We are committed to building a team based on qualifications, merit and business need. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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