ABOUT THE TEAM AND ROLE
theSkimm makes it easier to be smarter. We are redefining how to build products that fit into routines, and we take a user-centric, collaborative approach while doing so. theSkimm started as two friends on a couch and have since purchased more couches and gotten new friends, er... employees. Skimm HQ works hard but knows when to take breaks and when it's time to update the Spotify playlist. We drink the kool-aid but know we're drinking it. Through our suite of products, we are disrupting routines and information consumption one Skimm'r at a time. Come join us, we're changing things.
theSkimm is looking to hire an Editorial Skimm'r. The editorial team is a collaborative group of journalists from traditional media backgrounds. They understand how to write high quality journalism, while putting it in theSkimm’s distinct voice. The Editorial Skimm'r would be working closely with the Managing Editors and other editorial staff members. This role is not for someone interested in their personal byline.
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING
- This role will be primarily focused on creating the Daily Skimm newsletter. That includes writing, editing, fact checking, and publishing
- Produce Skimm Guides and other long-form content
- Partner with business development, marketing, and social media teams to develop creative campaigns
- Assist with other editorial products such as video, audio, and theSkimm app
WHAT WOULD SET YOU UP FOR SUCCESS
- This is not an entry level position. We are looking for 3-5 years of traditional newsroom experience and working in a breaking news environment. This is non-negotiable.
- Track record of working effectively under deadline/pressure
- Being a news junkie
- Ability to write in the voice of a character
- Passionate about theSkimm and its mission
- A self-starter AND a team player
- Bachelor's Degree
WHAT WOULD SET YOU APART
- Has experience communicating with standards and practices reps
- Experience in media development and strategy
- Experience with branded content
- Comfortable publishing in WordPress
This is a full-time role based in New York, NY