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Editor-in-Chief at High-Growth Cannabis Tech Startup

Posted Nov 20

Headquarters: Los Angeles

Nugg is one of the hottest startups in the $30-50 billion cannabis space. If you are passionate about joining a dynamic company that is already a leader in it’s industry (and has massive growth potential), Nugg is the right place for you.

We are seeking a full-time Editor-in-Chief to 1) ensure all our content efforts are on-brand and resonate with our target audiences, and 2) obsess over improving KPI's and conversions for blog content.


We are looking for a rockstar writer, editor and curator who knows how to use technical platforms to find and deliver rich, brand building content. This includes a thorough understanding of SEO best practices, content curation & management, conversion rate optimization, and an expert understanding of best copywriting principles, consumer psychology, storytelling, emotional value, and more to support and advance our editorial calendar and mission.


This is a full-time (40 hours/week) position that can be completed 100% remotely, but if you’re in the Los Angeles area, you’ll be expected to work out of our Marina Del Rey office twice per week. This is an independent contractor position to start, with a 3-month evaluation period prior to transitioning into a salaried position.

COMPENSATION: $45,000 - $65,000 annual salary, depending on experience.


--Manage our team of writers who contribute to the blog, including communicating, answering questions, ensuring deadlines are met, providing article feedback, ensuring style guidelines are adhered to, and more
--Work alongside our Content Marketing Director and CMO to refine blog content strategy, optimize content curation/creation systems for greater output and efficiency, as well as optimize our blog as a channel for lead-generation and conversion from reader to customer
--Create our editorial calendar, and manage production & publishing of content to various platforms
---Conduct ongoing tests to pinpoint what storylines, tone, imagery, CTA’s etc. resonate best with our target audiences on various platforms where we publish content
--Collaborate with our designer(s) to craft compelling infographics, hero images, and more that’ll engage our readers


-- An arsenal of words and phrases written for successful blog posts, email campaigns, and social media posts, preferably for 3+ years in a professional setting.
-- 2-5 years of content creation experience, with ability to integrate SEO best practices
-- Proven experience creating online content with current portfolio (web content, blogs, campaigns, social media, video, etc.)
-- 3+ years managing a content team and editorial calendar, able to stay on schedule & meet deadlines consistently
-- Experience working with a graphic designer to create rich, brand-building content
-- Self-starter, highly motivated to succeed under minimal supervision.
-- Very web-savvy and up-to-date with developing tools and methods.
-- Experience and/or passion for cannabis is preferred.


Based in Los Angeles, we’re the nation’s largest online cannabis marketplace. We provide quick, easy, and professional access to medical marijuana delivery for people in California, and have ambitious plans to offer our services throughout the entire United States.

The other arm of our business, NuggMD, is the nation’s leading telemedicine platform for cannabis, connecting potential cannabis users with licensed doctors via live video to make getting a doctor’s recommendation for medical cannabis quick and painless.

NuggMD is the leading telemedicine platform for cannabis evaluations, has served over 100,000 people in California and New York, and will be available in more states soon.


We’re a half-remote, half Los Angeles local team, and that’s just the way we like it. At Nugg, you can work whenever, wherever, however, as long as you get your shit done. We’re a laid-back team that enjoys ping pong, Saturday brunch, the outdoors, house music, and the little things in life.

As our newest team member, you’ll be given full autonomy to execute on your ideas. You’ll get as many vacation days as you want, and we’ll even vacation together (Colombia next spring, yo!) At Nugg, you’ll have boatloads of fun, while testing the limits of your expertise and innovative capacities. At Nugg, life gets a little better each day.

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