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Director of Research
Slate is looking for a curious, analytical researcher to turn our mountains of collected data into actionable ongoing intelligence. From overseeing data collection, to creating standard reports, to exploratory querying, you’ll be working closely with product, engineering, editorial and advertising to ensure that we have the best understanding possible of both our content and audience.
The ideal candidate must have a strong understanding of standard Web analytics, along with a clarifying voice when it comes to designing and assembling reports. The position is in Washington, D.C.
- Maintaining the design of Slate and The Root’s Omniture / SiteCatalyst installation.
- Designing, creating and maintaining excel reports in Omniture.
- Building out Business Intelligence on top of a Hadoop data warehouse.
- Experience with Omniture / SiteCatalyst.
- Strong Excel skills.
- Basic SQL for analytic and exploratory querying inside of the data warehouse.
- Basic scripting for querying data from partner/vendor APIs.
- Experience with Hadoop, Hive, Pig or Impala.
- Experience with statistical packages such as R.
- Experience with Optimizely or similar user testing tools.
Assistant Social Media Editor
Slate is looking for an enthusiastic news junkie to join our growing social media team. Do you check Twitter before you go to sleep and as soon as you wake up? Are you a quick and sharp writer with an innate understanding of why people share certain things? Does the idea of making a story go viral excite you? Then you might be the right person for us! Our new part-time assistant social media editor will support our social media team’s efforts to keep our Twitter and Facebook accounts fresh and engaging throughout the week. Position is a contract job, without benefits. Some evening and weekend work is required. This is a great opportunity for someone with an active personal social media presence, or some experience managing institutional social media feeds. Slate welcomes applicants of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
Please include your résumé, and a cover letter that includes one paragraph on a social media platform that Slate could be using better than it is today.
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Freelance Video Editor/Producer
Slate is seeking an energetic, resourceful, hard-working, detail-oriented and creative thinker to produce/edit our weekly video series. Responsibilities include: video editing, writing, producing, and shooting. The ideal candidate would have excellent news and editorial judgement, proficiency is FCP or Adobe Premiere (After Effects a plus) and a background in all phases of digital production.
The job is not office-based—our freelancers work from home on their own equipment. This is a part-time position. Day rate is commensurate with experience. Please send a link to your reel or body of work along with a resume to Ayana.Morali@slate.com
Slate hires paid interns for the spring, summer, and fall. We offer internshps in five departments: Culture, DoubleX, Politics, Photo and Art, and The Slatest. 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, email a cover letter that clearly outlines your availability and cultural interests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Attach your résumé and 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.)
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, email a résumé; a 300-word critique of any Slate story from the last year; and three clips or writing samples to email@example.com. At least some of the clips should relate to politics, policy, the law, science, or other Washington-related topics. Please use the subject line "Slate D.C. Internship.”
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, email a résumé and very brief statement of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email a cover letter that clearly outlines your availability, a résumé, and links to visual works online (no PDF or attachment files please) to email@example.com.
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, email 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 (links are fine, but no PDF files) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject line "Slate DoubleX Internship."