Slate Is Now Hiring

The inner workings of Slate.
June 4 2013 5:00 AM

Work at Slate

For information on applying for paid internships, click here.

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 by July 11.

To apply for the Social Media Editor position in New York click here.
To apply for the Social Media Editor position in Washington, D.C. click here.

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

* * *

EDITORIAL INTERNSHIPS

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 November 15.

Culture
Candidates for the culture internship must be available to work in Slate’s New York office at least two full days per week in the spring. They must be highly organized, have a proven interest in the arts, and be very familiar withSlate. 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 slatecultureinternship@gmail.com. Attach the following ina single Word document or PDF: a résumé; a 300-word critique of any "Culturebox" from the last year, written in the style of a Slate article; and three clips or writing samples.

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 slateartdept@gmail.com.

Politics
Candidates for the politics internship must be available to work in Slate’s Washington, D.C. office at least two full days per week in the spring and fall, and four full days in the summer. They must be highly organized, have a proven interest in politics, and be very familiar with Slate. They must also be able to work quickly, efficiently, and without much supervision. For the right candidate, there may be opportunity for occasional writing. Candidates must be full-time students in college or graduate school. To apply, email a résumé; a 300-word critique of any Slate story from the last year relating to politics, policy, the law, or other Washington-related topics; and three clips or writing samples to slatedcinterns@gmail.com. Please use the subject line "Slate D.C. Internship."

The Slatest
Candidates for the Slatest 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. 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 slatestjob@gmail.com.

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, 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 allison.benedikt@slate.com. Please use the subject line "Slate DoubleX Internship."