Slate is hiring a full-time editorial assistant in its New York office. The assistant’s primary responsibility will be to provide editorial, research, and administrative help to Slate’s reporters and editors. There will also be opportunities for writing and blogging.
Ideal candidates will be organized, diplomatic, hard-working, and detail-oriented. They will write sparkling copy. They will also demonstrate top-notch editorial judgment and broad cultural interests. One to two years of editorial experience is preferred. Good humor and menschiness are a big plus. This is a 12-month position, with benefits.
- A résumé
- A cover letter that includes three references
- A 400-word Brow Beat post. (You can write an installment of a regular series, such as Trailer Critic, Where Do I Start With, or You’re Doing It Wrong, or you can simply write a post about a cultural topic that interests you.)
- Three clips or writing samples
Upload your cover letter and the assignments above as one attachment. The deadline for receipt of applications is Feb. 2.
Slate welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
To apply for the editorial assistant position, click here.