Slate Is Now Hiring

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Jan. 7 2015 5:00 AM

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iOS Developer
We’re looking for a talented iOS developer to lead the development of Slate’s iOS applications. This position is for a self-starter who writes high quality code, in a timely manner. The candidate is passionate about great user experience, beautiful app design, and has acute attention to detail.

  • Passionate about great user experience and creating the stickiest possible application
  • A good communicator, who can work collaboratively with product managers and other developers, as well as editorial and business stakeholders
  • Skilled with designing, building, and troubleshooting native mobile applications
  • Someone who is motivated by user growth, not just technical execution

Our ideal candidate has the following:

  • Expertise in Objective-C, Cocoa Touch, and CocoaPods
  • Experience working with iOS frameworks
  • Experience with DFP and integrating and troubleshooting ad executions
  • Experience working with remote data via REST and JSON
  • Experience with third-party libraries and APIs
  • Working knowledge of git version control
  • Working knowledge of the general mobile landscape, architectures, trends, and emerging technologies
  • Familiarity with Swift is a plus
  • Android experience is a major (MAJOR) plus!

This position reports to Slate’s director of technology. Salary is commensurate with experience. Slate welcomes applicants of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply to the iOS developer position, click here

Editorial Assistant
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.

Please include: 

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

Editor, Slate Plus
Slate is hiring for the full-time position of Slate Plus editor. Ideal candidates will be entrepreneurial, smart, funny, and energetic; write sparkling copy; and be deft, sensitive editors. The editor will build relationships with editors and writers at Slate and oversee a small editorial staff with a high metabolism, editing and creating both daily content and ambitious larger packages. 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 video and/or podcasting preferred. Good humor and menschiness also a big plus. 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 Monday, January 26 at 5 p.m. ET.

To apply to the editor, Slate Plus, position, click here.

Office Coordinator, Part-Time
Slate is looking for a part-time coordinator to be part of a dynamic digital media company. The individual in this role will provide day-to-day administrative support to the New York office and will also help manage and organize internal office operations. This is a unique opportunity to work closely with the management team of a digital magazine with award-winning journalism and industry-leading design and technology. The ideal candidate is a jack of all trades with a strong attention to detail and the ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously. Applicants must be proactive self-starters who are efficient, creative, and personable. This position will be 10–15 hours a week in our New York office.  Interest in media is a bonus!

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and schedule travel
  • Prepare and file expense reports and invoices in a timely manner
  • Maintain office records
  • Interact and facilitate activities and meetings with various departments and clients
  • Work with outside vendors to procure supplies and maintain office and computer equipment
  • Prepare research for meetings

Requirements:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to adapt to various requests and projects with ease
  • High level of competency with minimal supervision
  • Must have ability to maintain high level of professionalism and confidentiality
  • In-depth knowledge of MS Office, especially Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Slate welcomes candidates from all backgrounds.

To apply for the office coordinator position, click here

Ad Innovations Project Manager, Slate Custom
An extension of Slate magazine, Slate Custom is an award-winning creative and editorial agency that partners with brands to share meaningful stories. We are looking for an ad innovations project manager with a passion and aptitude for advertising, creativity, organization, and client service. In this role, you will manage the production of custom digital and mobile ad solutions for clients from start to finish.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with marketing and sales teams to develop and augment custom advertising programs, and to develop new and innovative rich media and co-branded ad solutions
  • Create and maintain strategic relationships with third-party vendors
  • Coordinate with vendors, freelancers, and internal teams to design, pitch, and produce successful branded content programs
  • Lead kickoff calls and interface with clients to compile assets to spec; coordinate approval to ensure that deliverables meet or exceed strategic objectives, timelines, and budgeting expectations
  • Work with development and ad ops teams to implement custom advertising products and monitor and optimize performance results

Requirements include:    

  • 2–3 years experience as a project/production manager, managing interactive desktop and mobile projects
  • Highly organized, proactive, and solutions-oriented
  • Strong client management experience in written and verbal communication and/or across project deliverables
  • Must possess a strong understanding of UX, creative, and technical development processes, with the ability to understand how each component fits into the overall strategic goals
  • Experience working with rich media vendors and art teams a plus

Slate welcomes candidates from all backgrounds.

To apply to the ad innovations project manager position, click here.

Assistant Interactives Editor
Slate
is hiring an assistant interactives editor. Ideal candidates will be smart, funny, and energetic, and will bring a passion for both journalism and computer science. Interactives are a vital part of Slate’s journalism. Our projects take on a variety of topics and tones, and range from charts and maps to games and puzzles and custom-built interactive tools. Some of our pieces, like the John Travolta Name Generator, Great Gatsby Game, and Game of Thrones Graveyard, make our readers laugh. Others, like the Gun Deaths project and Creationism in Schools Map, make them rethink an important issue in the news. Many, like the Gerrymander Jigsaw Puzzle and the 2014 Outrage Calendar, do a little bit of both.

Candidates should have a solid grasp of Excel, HTML, CSS, and Javascript, as well as sharp news judgment, strong writing and editing skills, and a knack for coming up with smart, surprising, ambitious ideas. Experience with JavaScript libraries like jQuery and D3, mapping applications like TileMill and QGIS, and languages such as PHP, Ruby, Python, and Node are all a plus.

The position is full time, on staff, with benefits. Slate welcomes candidates from all backgrounds. The position is located in Slate’s New York office. The deadline for applications is Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. ET.

To apply for the assistant interactives editor position, click here.

Commercial Web Developer, Ad Ops
The Slate Group
is seeking a dynamic commercial Web developer to join its digital advertising operations department in our New York or D.C. office. In this role, you will be responsible for developing high-quality advertising concepts and translating them into internal and external campaigns. The successful candidate will be able to think outside the box, be well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle deadlines with grace.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with our creative design and ad innovations teams to develop cutting edge advertising using the latest JavaScript programming techniques
  • Build custom ad executions, HTML5/CSS/JS animations, and much more
  • Create and maintain tools to support the sales and account management teams
  • Maintain advertising JavaScript code
  • Debug third-party ad tags
  • Create and maintain first-party creative templates in DFP

Requirements include:    

  • 1–2 years experience, with JS/CSS required. Experience with Python a plus
  • Must be able to write and debug JavaScript code
  • Experience using JavaScript libraries such as jQuery and modular tools like requirejs
  • Experience with modern tools like grunt, npm, and git
  • Ability to write code that is compatible in all major browsers (including IE 8) and performant on mobile devices
  • Strong sense of responsibility, priority, and ability to meet demanding deadlines
  • Fully capable of juggling multiple client groups and products simultaneously, and is able to accommodate new requests in dynamic environment
  • Must be a team player and have a sense of humor
  • College degree preferred

Slate welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. To apply to the commercial Web developer position, click here.

Full-Stack Developer
Write software to power the podcasting renaissance! Slate’s podcasting audience has grown dramatically in the past year, and we’re expanding our audio technology and operations teams to accelerate that growth. 

We’re looking for a versatile full-stack developer who can build both a robust API and a stunning UI.  You’re someone who is excited about the opportunity to build from scratch, passionate about user experience, and experienced enough that you can create a backend that will scale to hundreds of thousands of users.

Additionally, you are:

  • A self-starter who can prioritize, plan, and execute in the early stages of new business
  • A good communicator, who can work collaboratively with product managers and other developers, as well as editorial and business stakeholders
  • Someone who is motivated by user growth, not just technical execution

The nuts and bolts:

  • We use Django/Python on the server side, and typically use TastyPie for APIs. At a minimum, you should know your way around modern Web application frameworks, have experience consuming third-party APIs, know some Python, and want to develop in this stack.
  • For single-document applications we, use AngularJS. At a minimum, you should have a strong HTML/CSS/JS background, and experience with some UI framework and build tools.
  • You should have experience in scaling out Web applications, including optimizing SQL and building and utilizing caching layers.
  • You should be passionate about spoken digital audio.

This position reports to Slate’s vice president of engineering & product development. Salary is commensurate with experience. Slate welcomes applicants of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply for the full-stack developer position, click here.

iOS Developer
Write software to power the podcasting renaissance! Slate’s podcasting audience has grown dramatically in the past year, and we’re expanding our audio technology and operations teams to accelerate that growth. 

We’re looking for an iOS developer to lead the development of a new, audio-focused iPhone and iPad application for Slate Audio’s large and growing fanbase.

Additionally, our ideal candidate is:

  • Passionate about great user experience and creating the stickiest possible application
  • A self-starter who can prioritize, plan, and execute in the early stages of new business
  • A good communicator, who can work collaboratively with product managers and other developers, as well as editorial and business stakeholders
  • Someone who is motivated by user growth, not just technical execution

The nuts and bolts:

  • You should be passionate about spoken digital audio and have opinions about UI and UX that support its consumption.
  • You should have experience with both app-based multimedia and offline modes, especially the nuances of fetching and caching over differing speeds and connection types.
  • You should have experience with using gestures and speech to control applications.
  • You’ll be working closely with other developers to define the API and data model; you should have enough knowledge of APIs and OO programming and concepts to make this a fruitful collaboration.

This position reports to Slate’s vice president of engineering & product development. Salary is commensurate with experience. Slate welcomes applicants of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply for the IOS developer position, click here.

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INTERNSHIPS

Advertising Operations Internship
Candidates for the Slate ad ops internship must be highly energetic, organized, detail-oriented, responsible, self-starting individuals looking to pursue a career in digital advertising. The individual will work with both our ad ops and ad innovations teams and take on various responsibilities such as campaign reporting, screenshots, and ad trafficking. Must be able to work quickly and efficiently and possess keen problem-solving skills. This internship is 10–15 hours a week in our New York office. Slate welcomes applicants of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply to the Slate ad ops internship, click here.

EDITORIAL INTERNSHIPS

Slate hires paid interns for the spring, summer, and fall. We offer internshps in six departments: Culture, Politics, Video, The Slatest, Photo and Art, and DoubleX, . More information about each internship is below.

The deadline for all summer internships is March 15. The deadline for all fall internships is July 15. The deadline for all spring internships is Nov. 15.

New York Editorial Internship
Candidates for the culture internship must be available to work in Slate’s New York office 30 hours per week. They must be highly organized, have a proven interest in the arts, and be very familiar with Slate. They must also be able to work quickly, efficiently, and without much supervision. Strong writing and editing skills are required. To apply, include a cover letter that clearly outlines your availability and cultural interests and include a 400-word Brow Beat post. (You can write an installment of a regular series, such as Trailer CriticWhere Do I Start With, or You’re Doing It Wrong, or you can simply write a post about a cultural topic that interests you.) Upload your cover letter and the assignment above as one attachment.

Slate welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. To apply for the editorial intern position in New York, click here.

D.C. Editorial Internship
Candidates for the fall D.C. editorial internship must be available to work in Slate’s Washington, D.C. office 30 hours per week. They must be highly organized, have a proven interest in journalism, and be very familiar with Slate. They must also be able to work quickly, efficiently, and without much supervision. There will be opportunity for writing blog posts and articles. To apply, include a résumé; and a cover letter that includes a 300-word critique of any Slate story from the past year; and three clips or writing samples. At least some of the clips should relate to politics, policy, the law, science, or other Washington-related topics. Upload your cover letter and the assignments above as one attachment.

Slate welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. To apply for the editorial intern position in D.C., click here.

Slate Video Internship
Candidates for the Slate Video internship must be highly energetic, organized, detail-oriented, responsible, self-starting individuals looking to pursue a career in digital video production. They must be able to work quickly and efficiently and possess keen problem-solving skills. Candidates must be proficient in Adobe Premiere Pro (After Effects a plus) and have experience shooting on DSLRs. The internship is three days a week, and candidates must be available to work in Slate’s New York office.

Slate welcomes applicants of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. To apply for the Slate Video internship, click here.

The Slatest
Candidates for the Slatest internship must be available to work in Slate’s New York office or in Slate's D.C. office at least two days per week in the spring and fall, and four full days in the summer. Days and hours are flexible. Candidates must be highly energetic, self-starting individuals who have a nose for news, along with sharp and quick writing skills. Applicants should be tech savvy and have great editorial judgment. Previous reporting experience is a plus, and the ability to write clean, quick, and clear copy is a must. To apply, include a résumé and cover letter with a very brief statement of interest.

Slate welcomes applicants of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. To apply for the Slatest intern position, click here.

Photo and Art
Candidates for the photo and art internship must be available to work in Slate’s New York office at least two full days per week in the spring and fall, and four full days in the summer. They should be highly organized visual thinkers who are comfortable working efficiently and without much supervision. Interns will gain hands-on experience editing photos, producing slideshows, and selecting art. This is an editing—not shooting—internship; however, there are ample opportunities for motivated interns to work on special projects and publish their work. To apply, include a cover letter that clearly outlines your availability, and links to visual works online.

Slate welcomes applicants of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. To apply for the photo and art intern position, click here.

DoubleX
Candidates for the DoubleX internship must be available to work in Slate’s Washington, D.C., or New York office at least two days per week, preferably Tuesday and Wednesday to assist with the DoubleX Gabfest and parenting podcast, and other duties. They must be highly organized, have a proven interest in women’s issues, and be very familiar with Slate. They must also be able to work quickly, efficiently, and without much supervision. Strong writing and editing skills are required. To apply, include a cover letter that clearly outlines your availability and interests, a résumé, a short critique of any DoubleX piece from the last year (no more than 300 words), and three clips or writing samples. Upload your cover letter and the assignments above as one attachment.

Slate welcomes applicants of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. To apply for thDoubleX intern position, click here.

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