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Slate Is Hiring! We’re Looking for a Brow Beat Editor, Sales Directors, and More.

Slate Is Hiring! We’re Looking for a Brow Beat Editor, Sales Directors, and More.

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Aug. 9 2016 12:34 PM

Work at Slate

 

Work For Slate!

Photo illustration by Slate, help wanted ads by Stephen VanHorn

If you love Slate and are incredibly talented, maybe you should work for us. Slate and Panoply just so happen to be hiring.

Open Positions
Brow Beat editor, Slate

Slate is hiring for the full-time position of Brow Beat editor. Ideal candidates will be culture junkies with at least five years' writing or editing experience, at least three of those online. They will have a nose for news, an eye for the unexpected, and a mind for constructing persuasive arguments. They will have the ability to manage a small team to produce several blog posts a day, offering a mix of news, criticism, and miscellaneous mischief. They will stay on top of the latest happenings in movies, music, books, and TV, while also finding a way for Slate to leave its own stamp on the news cycle. The strongest applicants will be switch hitters with the ability to both transform a rough draft into sparkling copy and to quickly conceive and write posts themselves. Good humor and menschiness required.


The position is full-time, on-staff, with benefits. Slate is also committed to excellence through diversity, which involves attracting talented people from diverse backgrounds and traditions. We encourage everyone to apply!  Ideal candidates will be located in Washington, D.C., or—even better—New York City. Interested applicants should provide:

  • A résumé
  • A cover letter


  • A short critique of Slate's cultural coverage
  • Four pitches for substantial Brow Beat posts (700–1,200 words)
  • One of these written out as a full post.
  • Three links to writing clips you are particularly proud of
  • Three links to things elsewhere you wish you had written or edited





Applications should be sent to slatebbeditor@gmail.com by Monday, Sept. 26.

Sales Directors for Chicago and San Francisco, Slate

Slate is a multimedia digital publishing company focused on politics, news, business, technology, and culture. Slate's smart, witty takes on current events have been recognized with numerous awards, including the National Magazine Award for General Excellence Online. This is a unique opportunity to work closely with an executive team and with award-winning journalists and industry-leading design and technology professionals. Are you a curious, problem-solver, who is also proactive, efficient, creative, personable, and resourceful? Are you looking for a team of thoughtful and respectful, questioning and inspiring, fun and funny people who are constantly thinking about the news and journalism? If so, we'd love to hear from you!

The Slate Group is looking for two dynamic digital sales executives with passion and understanding of the custom creative market and the desire and drive to lead the charge in Chicago and the Midwest and in San Francisco and the Pacific Northwest.

Candidates should have existing digital sales experience or have demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities in a related role. A must-have is experience in developing business and navigating complex organizations to achieve success. Experience with digital video, podcasting, and events, with a strong capability to sell multiplatform, creative concepts, and ideas are all pluses. Candidates must be comfortable working strategically across clients and agencies. Both roles report to the vice president, head of sales, in New York.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and further expand an existing sales territory in Chicago or San Francisco by cultivating existing and developing new relationships
  • Make regular, high-level sales calls, build Slate's visibility in the relevant market and actively engage in the team's success
  • Develop integrated, multimedia solutions and best practices so Slate is considered a top partner with its clients and prospective clients
  • Manage the sales pipeline to provide accurate planning and reporting of pacing to quarterly goals
  • Achieve or exceed revenue goals on a regular basis.

Are You This Person?

  • Ability and desire to work collaboratively from a remote office
  • Strong strategic and negotiation skills
  • Excellent idea generator with strong storytelling capabilities
  • Ability to help clients develop new integrated marketing opportunities
  • Experience selling custom creative programming including, audio, video, interactive, and live elements
  • Appreciation of clients' business needs and resourcefulness in creating solutions to meet their challenges
  • Outstanding communication skills, including the ability to communicate with a wide range of senior client and agency contacts
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented and ability to work on one's own taking initiative and being resourceful
  • Desire to work within an environment that balances the successful achievement of commercial goals with a fun professional atmosphere
  • Five-plus years' experience working in a media sales role that includes account management, with a consultative sales approach
  • No relocation available; candidates should come for the respective territories.

To Apply

Please send your résumé and contact info to slatetalent@slate.com. In the subject line please indicate the Sales Director location that is appropriate for you. For example:  "Sales Director San Francisco" or  "Sales Director Chicago." Applications without résumés will not be considered.

You can also apply through LinkedIn: Please paste the appropriate link into your browser and submit your résumé and LinkedIn profile.

For the job posting in San Francisco:
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/cap/view/153887322?pathWildcard=153887322&trk=job_capjs

For the job posting in Chicago:
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/cap/view/153887324?pathWildcard=153887324&trk=job_capjs

Slate is committed to excellence through diversity, which involves attracting talented people from diverse backgrounds and traditions. We encourage everyone to apply.

Copy Editor/Web Producer, Slate

Slate is seeking a part-time copy editor/web producer to join our New York office. Candidates will be quick-thinking and exacting editors familiar with AP style and well-versed in grammar and usage. The job entails copy-editing content, guiding it through the production process, developing a symbiotic relationship with the publishing system, and feeling ownership over what appears in the pages of the magazine. Experience at an online publication is a plus. The ability to work fast, independently, and with good humor in a small team environment is a must. This is a part-time position without benefits.

Qualifications:

  • Desire to work in a fast-paced news environment
  • A healthy obsession with grammar and usage
  • Working knowledge of AP style
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize among several projects
  • Familiarity with content management systems a plus

To apply, please include a résumé and a cover letter.

Slate welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply for the copy editor position, click here.

Audience Development and Digital Marketing Manager, Panoply

Panoply is a tight-knit group of some of the smartest engineers, producers, entrepreneurs, and thinkers, and today we're looking for a brilliant digital marketing manager to bring rigorous experimentation and digital marketing techniques to the fledgling science of podcast audience development.

Working at Panoply means flexible office hours, casual dress, full benefits, competitive salaries, an office 20 steps from the Farragut North metro exit in Washington D.C., team happy hours, and working alongside our colleagues at Slate.

We have a friendly work environment but coolness under pressure and comfort with short time horizons is a must.

Responsibilities:

  • Doggedly seek out new listeners for Panoply's growing slate of stellar podcasts and custom content by crafting the right message to connect with the right audience in the right channels
  • Execute paid and owned marketing campaigns across channels, including online display, email newsletters, search, social, and audio
  • Work with the technology team to develop a conversion funnel that can effectively track each campaign
  • Work with the technology team to develop new products that reduce friction in the converting users to podcast listeners
  • Run A/B tests to hone podcast-specific calls to action in various channels and contexts.
  • Perform targeted experiments that can be replicated across the network
  • Engage daily with analytics, from podcast download and subscription metrics to click-through and open rates, to evaluate the success of marketing tactics
  • Continuously document findings, best practices and post-campaign reports to be shared across the organization
  • Help develop a programmatic cross-promotion network across Panoply's roster of shows leveraging the Megaphone platform
  • Inform and support qualitative audience development tactics in conjunction with our partner management and editorial teams

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or master's degree in business, marketing, communications, or journalism
  • 3–5 years experience working in digital marketing or a related field
  • Thinks quantitatively and knows the difference between being data-driven vs. data-informed
  • A deep love of audio and podcasting
  • Impeccable communication skills
  • An eagerness to work closely with staff, cross-functional teams and outside partners
  • Field questions about CAC, SEO, CPC, LTV, CTA, ROI, CPM, and CTR without saying IDK

Panoply welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply for the digital marketing manager position, click here.

Video Editor/Producer, Slate

Slate is looking for a high-energy, self-motivated editor/shooter/producer. Must have experience working in fast-paced deadline-driven environments. Our small, flexible team is looking for someone who is: smart, witty, proactive, solution seeking, organized, efficient, creative, thoughtfully communicative, detail-oriented, a team player, hardworking, instinctive, can pivot when news breaks, and takes direction well. The ideal candidate can easily navigate the digital landscape and possesses a nose for viral content. At Slate, every idea is heard. It's the perfect place for those looking to spread their wings. Entrepreneurial attitudes are recognized, rewarded, and admired—the hungrier you are, the more you will excel.

Technical skills required: master of Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. Canon is your middle name. Experience writing scripts for video. This editor/shooter/producer will be tasked with conceiving, pitching, and creating original video content for Slate that is insightful, off-beat, on-brand, engaging, and shareable.

Please include your résumé and add your cover letter and reel as an attachment. Salary commensurate with experience.  

Slate is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to sourcing applicants of diverse backgrounds and perspectives and all candidates are evaluated solely on their qualifications to perform the work.

To apply for the video editor/producer position, click here.

Ruby on Rails Developer, Panoply

Since Slate magazine helped pioneer podcasting back in 2005, the technology powering on-demand audio has barely changed

But it's about to.

In 2015, Slate launched Panoply, which brings millions of listeners the smartest conversations that podcasting has to offer through 50 shows from the New York Times MagazineVultureHuffington Post, Gretchen Rubin, TabletSports Illustrated, and many more.

Panoply is a tight-knit group of some of the smartest engineers, producers, entrepreneurs, and thinkers, and today we're looking for a brilliant Ruby on Rails developer to help us chart the future of podcasting.

You'd be joining us in our brand-new, bright and open, collaborative office space just steps from the Metro in Washington.

Working at Panoply also means flexible office hours, casual dress, full benefits, great salaries, team happy hours, and working alongside our colleagues at Slate.

Do you have:

  • Strong experience with Ruby on Rails
  • A focus on object-oriented design and beautiful, well-tested, and maintainable code
  • Knowledge of front-end technologies such as JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and JQuery
  • Good knowledge of relational databases
  • Experience or familiarity with agile development
  • An eagerness to communicate, work collaboratively, pair programs, and solve complex problems
  • A passion for innovation, pushing the boundaries and trying new tools and technologies

Panoply welcomes applicants of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply for the Ruby on Rails developer position, click here.

Front-End Designer/Developer, Panoply

Slate magazine helped pioneer podcasting back in 2005, but in the 10 years since, the technology powering on-demand audio has barely changed.

But it's about to.

In 2015, Slate launched Panoply, which brings millions of listeners the smartest conversation that podcasting has to offer through 50 shows from the New York Times MagazineVultureHuffington Post, Gretchen Rubin, TabletSports Illustrated, and many more.

Panoply is a tightknit group of some of the smartest engineers, producers, entrepreneurs, and thinkers. We're looking for a brilliant front-end designer/developer to help us chart the future of podcasting from our offices in Washington, D.C.

Working at Panoply means flexible office hours, casual dress, full benefits, competitive salaries, an office 20 steps from the Metro exit, team happy hours, and working alongside our colleagues at Slate. We have a friendly work environment, but coolness under pressure and comfort with short time horizons are a must.

The Position

We need a user-experience-oriented front-end designer/developer who relishes in the design process—from dashed-out whiteboard concepts to full-fidelity design. We want somebody who can debate the finer points of UI/UX, analyze the DOM, prioritize page performance, and implement designs that work for all screens.

You must have a strong visual eye along with expertise in the standard Web stack and be able to communicate clearly with co-workers and clients.

Responsibilities:

  • Create design guidelines and standards to ensure consistent user experiences across platforms
  • Collaborate closely with stakeholders and the product team to conceptualize new products and features wherever user needs are not being met
  • Produce prototypes of varying degrees of fidelity
  • Shepherd projects from wireframes through full visual design and development
  • Follow through on designs with clean, performant code
  • Walk colleagues and stakeholders through design decisions
  • Continually lift the standard for design across the organization through your work
  • Troubleshoot and solve problems when testing and publishing new products
  • Participate in meetings with nontechnical staff regarding user experience

Requirements:

  • Someone who's hard-working, smart, and nice
  • Experience with HTML5, CSS3, and modern JavaScript
  • Experience with considerations needed when building sites for mobile devices
  • Experience with tools for analyzing and diagnosing Web page performance
  • Excitement about new technologies and techniques, along with a strong desire to learn and evolve
  • Experience with git

Bonus points if you:

  • Have experience working in stacks such as Ruby on Rails
  • Have worked with slim and sass
  • Have designed audio interfaces
  • Have a love for all things podcast
  • Can pronounce Panoply properly

About Panoply

Panoply, launched in 2015, is an innovative, full-service podcast network for media brands, authors, personalities, and premier organizations.

Panoply provides production, audience development, sales, and technology services for its expanding number of partners. We're a fast-moving team aiming to build an industry-leading company led by high-quality content, innovative sales solutions, and industry leading technology.

Slate welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply for the front-end designer/developer position, click here.

Freelance Video Editor/Producer, Slate

Slate is seeking an energetic, resourceful, hard-working, detail-oriented creative thinker to produce/edit a weekly video series. Responsibilities include: video editing, writing, producing, and shooting. The ideal candidate would have excellent news and editorial judgment, 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 include a résumé as well as a link to your reel or body of work. 

Slate welcomes applicants of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply for the freelance video editor/producer position, click here.

Internships
Event Production Intern, Marketing

Our marketing team is seeking a spring intern. This role is perfect for a highly motivated individual with an interest in live programming, storytelling, and event production. The intern will work directly with our executive producer of live programming to plan and execute high-impact events in New York, D.C., and cities around the country.

Candidates should be either enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. Any number of long-term career goals are a good fit for this position, including journalism, communications, marketing, business, or academia.

The intern will gain experience by contributing to the following:

  • Assist in event production
  • Research on guests and locations
  • Support audience outreach
  • Post event materials online
  • Light administrative and event staffing duties as needed

You must be:

  • Curious and enthusiastic
  • Hyperorganized and detail-oriented
  • A fan of good stories
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule and occasional evenings
  • An excellent communicator
  • Excited by the live experience
  • Collaborative by nature; values others' good ideas
  • Please submit an original cover letter and résumé.

Slate welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply for the event production internship, click here.

Intern, Partner Management

With more than a decade of award-winning podcasts and deep knowledge of the medium, Slate built Panoply, the premium podcast network of top publishers and thinkers. We offer our sophisticated listeners the highest quality audio content, and we offer our marketing partners maximum engagement with extraordinary audiences within a brand safe environment. Partner management is a vital part of our new business.  

We are seeking a spring intern to gain partner management experience by contributing to the following:

  • Preparing data and emails for weekly partner notes
  • Helping with creative solutions for tracking partner onboarding process
  • Basic writing of partner correspondence
  • Helping solve partner issues as they arise
  • Collecting assets from partners
  • Jumping in on tasks and projects as needed by director of partner management

You must be:

  • Hyper-organized and detail-oriented
  • Curious and enthusiastic
  • Passionate about podcasting
  • Collaborative by nature; values others' good ideas

You should have:

  • High level of comfort with computer programs used for business
  • Working knowledge of social media

This is a part-time internship working two to three days a week in our New York office, paid hourly.

Slate welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply for the partner management internship, click here.

Editorial Internships
Editorial Podcast Production Intern, Panoply

With more than a decade of award-winning podcasts and deep knowledge of the medium, Slate built Panoply, the premium podcast network of top publishers and thinkers. This is a production internship—meaning the intern will be involved in all stages of production—from booking guests and engineering records to cutting audio. This internship is an hourly, paid position.

We are seeking a spring intern to gain podcast production experience by contributing to the following:

  • Researching and booking potential guests
  • Fact-checking
  • Editing audio
  • Prepping potential interview questions
  • Assisting in engineering recording sessions
  • Minimal logging and transcribing audio

Required:

  • Passion for podcasts, sound, and storytelling
  • A desire to learn about not just the job but the subject matter of our shows—from food to show business to politics
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • The ability to respectfully but firmly voice your opinion

Added Bonus: Experience editing audio.

Goals of the Internship: To complete the program with all required skills to enter the workforce as a podcast producer.

This is a part-time internship working two to three days a week in our New York office.

Slate and Panoply welcome applicants of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply for the editorial podcast production internship, click here.