Slate is hiring for the full-time position of senior editor. Ideal candidates will be deft, sensitive editors; entrepreneurial, smart, funny, and energetic; and write sparkling copy. The editor’s primary role will be to serve as editorial director of Slate Plus, Slate’s growing membership program; the editor will also oversee and assign stories for other sections of Slate. The successful candidate will be able to build relationships with other editors and writers at Slate and to manage a small team with a high metabolism, editing and creating both daily content and ambitious larger packages like our Slate Academies. The editor will also strategize, analyze membership data on traffic and conversions, and help lead Slate Plus into the future by developing new kinds of content and pursuing new ideas to bring members closer to the magazine and raise revenue.
Five years editorial experience required, at least three of those online. Experience with podcasting a plus. Good humor and menschiness required. The position is full time, on staff, with benefits. Slate welcomes candidates from all backgrounds. The position can be located in New York or Washington, D.C. Please include clips of your writing as part of the cover letter. The deadline for applications is Thursday, June 4, at 5 p.m. EDT. Go to our jobs site to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!