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Job Title:
Sr. Editor, Digital Content
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Job Category:
Washington, DC US
Business Unit:
Int Communications & Marketing
Business Unit Description

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name.  As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

Integrated Communications & Marketing is a multimedia, service-focused communications and marketing operation that leads in shaping the impression of AARP by providing communications planning, marketing, support and execution for AARP’s strategic business units.

Summary Statement

The Sr. Editor, Digital Content assists the senior executive editor of digital content in driving and supporting all cross-platform, business/issue digital content initiatives. Also assists the senior executive editor of digital content by contributing to, communicating and executing digital content strategy.


  • Represents the senior executive editor in cross-platform, business/issue, content planning and DSM meetings as needed; empowered to make important judgments and decisions.
  • Writes, edits and produces topical and compelling digital content of high relevance to AARP audience.
  • Oversees and coordinates digital content producers; can serve as a backup for managing editor for content planning, scheduling and the production process.
  • Directs the development, planning and production of business issue and strategy projects.
  • Works hand-in-hand with special projects editor to prioritize and implement digital content strategy; enforce style, tone and voice across all digital content platforms; and act as quality control agents by reviewing and approving all digital content before publishing.
  • Coordinates with editors, video and social teams to pitch, plan and produce digital content extensions.
  • Coordinates with audience engagement, digital marketing and ad sales to promote digital content packages.
  • Coordinates with audience engagement, product and project development to improve the user experience and present digital content in the best, most innovative ways.
  • Utilizes Omniture and/or Google Analytics to monitor digital content performance and inform planning.
  • Finds, evaluates and recruits a larger, more diverse pool of digital writers.
  • Stays on top of pop culture, news, policy, new platforms, digital trends and innovative ways to present and market content.
  • Tracks, documents & enters our best digital content for annual awards & recognition


  • Bachelor’s degree in Digital Media, Journalism, Communications or related field.
  • 10+ years as a managing or deputy editor, or relevant management role.
  • Strong background in journalism -- writing, editing, verbal, analytical, project management and presentation skills – and a proven record of developing stories and storytelling.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, ability to prioritize and multi-task while driving results
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision while contributing to the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Team player with strong listening and follow-through skills.
  • Working knowledge of online platforms such as Adobe Experience Manager, Adobe Creative Suit, Adobe Site Catalyst, Omniture and Google Analytics.
  • Solid background in SEO best practices.

Benefits Offered

AARP offers competitive benefits with a 401K, 100% company funded pension plan, health, dental, vision and life insurance, STD/LTD, paid vacation and sick, and other benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture.  AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.



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