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Assistant Video Blogger/Editor, Slate
Slate is looking for a smart, organized, exceedingly energetic blogger and video editor to join our video team. This position will be multifaceted: You should feel comfortable sniffing out soon-to-be-viral videos, writing sharable headlines, editing video content at a basic level, and working with content-management systems. From day to day, the job could require scouring the entire run of a TV drama for clips, writing video scripts, putting together a supercut of Rob Ford fails, managing a YouTube channel, or working on a video shoot out of the office.
This position is entry level, but experience in a digital media environment and basic technical proficiency (think Final Cut/Premiere/AfterEffects/Photoshop) are major plusses. Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn are essential.
This is a six-month contract position based in Slate’s New York office. If you’re interested, please send us a resumé and short note explaining what you'd bring to the job.
HR Generalist, Slate
He/she should be comfortable handling a broad range of responsibilities and taking an employee-focused approach to HR. We expect our HR generalist to embrace and sustain our uniquely collegial culture. An ideal candidate will come equipped with top-notch organizational skills, an upbeat disposition, and a practical and healthy respect for compliance.
This position will report to Slate’s general manager, and comes with full benefits, including health, 401(k), pension, commuting subsidy.
- Serve as primary HR contact to manage the day-to-day HR functions.
- Onboard new employees and introducing them to the Slate ecosystem.
- Be the benefits expert—work with corporate benefits team to communicate new programs and changes.
- Own and rollout key HR programs such as performance reviews, employee orientation, open enrollment, and retention initiatives.
- Comply with federal, state, and local legal requirements, enforcing adherence to requirements.
- Manage intern program; create format and events.
- Keep accurate records in HRIS (Peoplesoft).
- 2–3 years of HR experience.
- Proven project management/juggling skills and ability to drive programs independently.
- BA/BS degree with emphasis in HR or equivalent years of field related experience.
- Confident and enthusiastic about HR.
- Likes to think outside-the-box and embraces a casual work environment.
- HR experience in a media or digital organization.
Graphic Design Intern, SlateCustom
The New York office is looking for a graphic design intern to work closely with the SlateCustom design team. Applicants must be available for at least 10 weeks, starting immediately. They must be proficient in using the Adobe Creative Suite and have an educational background in graphic design. Knowledge of HTML is a plus, but not required. Applicants must be available at least three days a week. This internship is paid. To apply, email a résumé and a PDF version of your portfolio (or a link to an online portfolio) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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 email@example.com. 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 at least two full days per week in the spring. 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.
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 email@example.com. Please use the subject line "Slate DoubleX Internship."