Assistant Editor

ASSISTANT EDITOR (Contract to Hire)

Posted: February 12, 2018
Location: Cary, NC

The assistant editor is responsible for writing and editing engaging, original content on health and wellness, with a particular focus on alternative health, modern herbal medicine, nutrition, fitness, and non-toxic living.

This role requires someone who is tapped into the alternative wellness market, who can translate news into relevant and compelling copy, and who can seamlessly combine actionable information with compassion for those pursuing better health.

This position reports to the Editorial Director of Vital Plan.


  • Pitch a compelling lineup for weekly newsletters focused on chronic illness and alternative health and wellness; create newsletters
  • Write 2-3 stories a week, working closely with the editorial director and marketing team to ensure they’re timely, on-brand, and optimized for search traffic
  • Work closely with the editorial director, social media editor, and marketing team on ideas, optimization, and promotion of content
  • Support creation of additional content projects as needed, including e-books, email series, social media, webinars, videos, and health education programs
  • Monitor traffic to understand what works and why, and gear coverage towards it


  • 2+ years of experience writing and producing content for digital media
  • Ability to write engaging, timely, thoughtful copy
  • Familiarity with herbal medicine, chronic illness, and alternative health
  • Passion for helping others optimize their wellness
  • Positive attitude, genuine excitement for working in a start-up environment, and investment in the brand’s overall success
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Working knowledge of WordPress
Vital Plan is proud to be a B Corporation®, a certification which recognizes companies who meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

Our aim is to educate, inspire, and empower our customers to leverage natural remedies to find their personal path to wellness. We invite you to join our growing, worldwide community of customers taking control of their health.

You can learn more about Vital Plan’s story and vision at

To apply for this position, please email your resume and cover letter to

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