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Feb. 3 2016 3:01 PM

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Work For Slate!

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

Intern for Slate

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Producer, Slate’s The Gist

Slate’s consummate daily news and opinion podcast is looking for a producer to join our team. Ideal candidates listen to The Gist regularly, and know terms like “Lobstar of the Antentwig” and possibly “um Peru de Peru do Peru.” This position will be based out of Slate/Panoply’s New York City (and soon, Brooklyn) office, and work closely with Mike Pesca, and Slate’s executive producer Steve Lickteig.

The producer we’re looking for has many skills: Someone who can sort through the torrents of information passing before our eyes each day, and choose the two or three stories people will be talking about that evening and that require a closer look. A voracious news consumer who can confidently define the stories and frame the arguments that people should be talking about. We want a producer who knows the rules of professional radio, and knows when those rules need to be tweaked or even scrapped entirely. We’re also looking for strong journalistic and editorial skills, and someone who will help create a show they themselves would love to hear every night, not that they think some mythical “average listener” might like. We want someone who enjoys experimentation, who’s not afraid to fail, and yet who mostly succeeds.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Generate ideas for one to three stories and guests per day, and book those guests.
  • Engineer recording sessions with the host and guests. Includes ability to set up remote connections.
  • Edit recordings and produce professional-quality audio podcasts.
  • Post podcasts, show pages, and engage with social media.
  • Appear on podcast as needed.
  • Work with Slate’s events coordinator on live Gist events and show tapings.
  • Participate in Panoply’s growth as a network, including weekly editorial meetings and creative input in new show development.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • At least two years audio production and journalism experience in radio, podcasting, or equivalent.
  • Excellent journalism, writing, audio editing and production skills.
  • Mastery of professional audio editing software such as Adobe Audition, Hindenburg Pro, or ProTools.

Bonus Points:

Experience creating, producing, and/or hosting podcasts; experience working in a public radio organization or podcasting environment; experience in a professional online news gathering organization.

If all this describes you, we look forward to talking with you.

Slate and Panoply welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply for the Gist producer position, click here.

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Senior Manager, Finance & Accounting

Slate is hiring a senior manager of finance and accounting in its Washington office. The senior manager of finance and accounting will have wide ranging responsibility while supporting the financial controls and reporting of a dynamic and growing online publication.

We are not looking for just anyone, the Slate candidate must be extraordinary, willing and able to work collaboratively with all areas of the company. The senior manager of finance and accounting will engage directly with members of Slate’s editorial, advertising, technology, audio, and human resource teams while supporting our core business and broader business initiatives.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the posting and maintenance of general ledger accounts, payroll transactions, accounts payable, and general ledger adjustments.
  • Make sure an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and year-end close is maintained.
  • Ensure the timely reporting of monthly financial information.
  • Oversee monthly and quarterly balance sheet account reconciliations.
  • Assist in the budgeting and forecasting processes.
  • Support the company’s budgeting and forecasting activities.
  • Provide analytics and response to internal inquiries.
  • Collaborate with company managers to support organizational goals and objectives.
  • Maintain accounting controls and in the development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent educational experience.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • 5+ years of progressive related experience (working at an online media company is preferred but not required).
  • Hands-on knowledge and experience using Oracle E-Business and/or similar accounting program.
  • Skilled knowledge and experience using Microsoft Excel.

Slate welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply for the senior manager of finance and accounting position, click here.

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IT Support Technician

We’re looking for an IT support technician. This is an opportunity for a junior IT professional to extend his or her capabilities. This position involves some desktop support, some server maintenance, and general IT systems oversight. We’re looking for somebody who will proactively identify improvements that can be made and execute on these.

This position is based in New York. Travel to Washington required one to two days per month.

Essential duties include:

  • Adding, removing, and maintaining user accounts in email and other systems
  • Configuring computers for new staff
  • The IT tools we use are mostly cloud based, so the work requires more time managing cloud services than working in a server room
  • Managing backups and restore tests
  • Documenting systems and processes
  • Helping users troubleshoot problems

Education

Bachelor’s degree or related work experience in IT support, or a related field.

Required Skills:

  • Experience with Mac and Windows desktop environments
  • Experience with Office365/Exchange
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with office network configuration
  • Experience with Google Apps for Business
  • Experience with Box or Dropbox for business
  • Experience with Okta or other single sign-on providers

Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you.

Slate welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply for the IT support technician position, click here.

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Science Editor

Slate is looking for an editor to marshal our science and health coverage. Ideal candidates will be smart, funny, and energetic; have excellent news sense and good judgment; possess the skepticism and expertise to discern important scientific and medical work from single-study supposition; and be deft, sensitive editors. Experience on the science beat is preferred, as is experience working online. Good humor is a big plus, collegiality a prerequisite. The position is full-time, on staff, with benefits, and can be located in New York or Washington, D.C. The deadline for applications is Thursday, Jan. 28 at 5 p.m. ET.

Slate welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply for the science editor position, click here.

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Senior Editor

Slate is hiring a senior editor. Ideal candidates will be smart, funny, and energetic; have excellent news sense and good judgment; write sparkling copy and headlines; and be deft, sensitive editors. Five years editorial experience required; experience working online strongly preferred. Good humor a big plus; collegiality a prerequisite. 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. The deadline for applications is Thursday, Jan. 28 at 5 p.m. ET.

Slate welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply for the senior editor position, click here.

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Digital Advertising Planner/Marketing Strategist

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, writers, and thinkers. We offer our sophisticated listeners the highest quality audio content, and we offer our marketing partners maximum engagement with extraordinary audiences in a brand safe environment.

We are looking for an advertising sales planner/marketing specialist to get in on the ground floor of this exciting opportunity. This position will operate within the Slate structure with a focus on building out our podcast business.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to join a close-knit, smart team of a rapidly growing audio-on-demand business, operating as if they are within a start-up, but with the support of Slate and Graham Holdings Co.   

Requirements:

  • Manage and execute the completion and fulfillment of RFPs including all Excel templates and PPT presentations
  • Work closely with the Slate.com planning and sales team to educate on all the new podcast marketing and network offerings
  • Build plans and strategy around podcasts, and occasionally help build podcast advertising into Slate plans
  • Participate in the development and manage the planning of innovative digital solutions for potential and current advertising partners (including pre-sale idea generation, management approvals, and final pitch)
  • Work closely with sales reps, ad operations, research, and ad innovation/custom solutions departments to create and package podcast programs
  • Create new sales materials for both the podcast network and individual podcasts
  • Work with our podcast partners on occasion to attain assets, get appropriate approvals
  • Proactively develop advertising prospects lists

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1+ years digital and/or radio advertising experience 
  • Excellent project management, analytic, and communication skills
  • Creative, with an eye for detail
  • Highly proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, InDesign, and Word
  • Proficient in Photoshop, Doubleclick/MediaVisor, comScore, @Plan, Box.com, and SalesForce
  • Self-starter and an original thinker

Bonus Points:

  • Digital Ad Planning experience
  •  Agency or media background
  •  Design experience

Slate welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply for the digital advertising planner/marketing strategist position, click here.

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Advertising Product Manager

Help shape the future of digital advertising! Slate’s traffic and revenue has grown dramatically over the past several years, leaving us well positioned for continued expansion through new distribution channels and emerging technologies, from Facebook Instant Articles to Apple News to virtual reality. We’re focused on making powerful native content and display advertising experiences available wherever readers engage with our content.

We’re looking for a forward-thinking, entrepreneurially minded product manager with advertising industry experience to (1) lead the definition and framing of our advertising products, (2) guide ideation and implementation of innovative ad units that both advertisers and readers find unique and compelling, and (3) coordinate advertising strategies across our custom, display, programmatic, technology, and editorial teams.

Responsibilities

  • Lead a cross-functional team of world-class engineers and designers to conceptualize and build high-impact digital advertising products, whether by using in-house resources or by working with third-party creative vendors.
  • Formalize ad product definition through pricing and distinct benefit sets across direct, native, and programmatic sales lines with an eye towards maximizing revenue and advertiser satisfaction over the long term.
  • Educate planning and sales representatives on new products, and provide them with designed collateral that will help them to close deals
  • Define and regularly analyze key performance metrics, use market research, incorporate advertiser feedback received via the sales team, and conduct user testing research, to iterate on existing ad products and generate requirements for new ones.
  • Stay abreast of all trends in the rapidly evolving digital publishing and advertising market, from new advertising units to new content distribution platforms, and closely monitor competition pricing and offerings
  • Support the sales team’s use of technology, project management processes, and data to understand product performance and grow our proposal success rate
  • Coordinate Slate’s strategy for responding to ad block users
  • Coordinate with members of the product and technology team to align the advertising experience with the overall user experience on the site
  • Advocate for and develop advertising strategies for potential new distribution platforms we might pursue, like Snapchat or Apple TV.

Required Experience and Skills

  • 2–4 years of advertising industry experience
  • 2-4 years of experience managing digital technology projects
  • Relationships with major advertising creative and technology vendors a strong plus
  • High-level understanding of basic front-end Web technologies strongly preferred
  • Experience working closely with software engineers
  • Great design sensibility required; the ability to create examples through wireframes, mockups, or prototypes is strongly preferred
  • Experience using analytics tools like Google Analytics or Omniture Site Catalyst strongly preferred
  • Experience with Doubleclick for Publishers and Polar MediaVoice a plus
  • Exceptional organizational, communication, and analytical skills
  • Passion for media and digital advertising

Slate welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply for the advertising product manager position, click here.

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Staff Writer, Moneybox

Slate is hiring a full-time business and economics writer for its Moneybox team. We’re looking for a generalist, someone who can help our readers make sense of topics as far-ranging as the latest market swoons, Silicon Valley moonshots, consumer brand revolutions, and economic policy shifts. We’ll expect you to write sharp, timely, incisive commentaries on topics in the news, and we’ll count on you to start fascinating conversations and carve out new, exciting beats of your own. We want someone who can work fast and won’t hesitate to pick up the phone, someone who can write with style and help our readers understand the most important ways to think about the business world. Candidates should have at least two years experience covering business. Digital experience preferred, comfort with multimedia storytelling a plus (especially if you like awesome graphs and charts). If you know who David Ricardo is and find the idea of Jamie Dimon and Janet Yellen singing karaoke hilarious but can also spitball about the competing market ideologies depicted in Harry Potter, you’ll probably fit in.

The position can be located in New York or Washington, D.C. Interested candidates should send a résumé and a cover letter, with links to some of your best work, explaining how you’d contribute to the Moneybox team. Slate welcomes applicants of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply for the Moneybox staff writer position, click here.

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VP, National Sales

Slate is looking for a dynamic digital sales executive with passion and understanding of the custom creative market to lead a national sales team.

The candidate should have existing management experience or demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities. Experience in growing accounts, including a solid understanding of the internal and external nuances to achieve success are a must. A strong capability to sell creative concepts and ideas is a plus. The candidate must be comfortable working at high levels across clients and agencies.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and further develop an existing sales team that is already strong, and recruit, train, and develop additional team members
  • Develop best practices and discipline within the team, so Slate is considered a top partner with its clients
  • Manage the sales pipeline to provide accurate planning and reporting of pacing to quarterly goals
  • Make regular, high-level sales calls to have a presence in the marketplace and actively engage in the team's success
  • Take leadership on influencing products, solutions, and communication across disciplines at Slate
  • Achieve or exceed revenue goals on a regular basis.

Are you this person?

  • Ability and desire to work within a close-knit team
  • Strong strategic and negotiation skills
  • Five-plus years experience working in a media sales role that includes account management, with a consultative sales approach
  • Ability to help clients develop new integrated marketing opportunities
  • 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 own initiative
  • Desire to work within an environment that balances the successful achievement of commercial goals with a fun professional atmosphere
  • Experience selling custom creative programming
  • Excellent idea generator with strong storytelling capabilities
  • Three-plus years managing a sales team

Slate welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply for the VP of national sales position, click here.

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Junior Designer, Slate Custom

The junior designer will work with content strategists under the direction of the creative director to bring to life campaign executions for brand clients and pitches.

You must be a team player who has a passion for storytelling on every platform.

What You’ll Do:

  • Develop client-facing presentations in response to client RFPs
  • Help concept, design, and develop high-quality branded content in collaboration with other designers, writers, project managers, developers, and other team members
  • Find the balance between Slate.com’s voice and brand voice in RFP responses as well as campaign execution

Gotta-Haves:

  • Expert knowledge in Adobe Creative SuiteA strong portfolio reflecting design and deck building experience
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at once
  • Attention to detail

Nice-to-Haves:

  • Background in new business strategy is a plus
  • Interactive design is a plus
  • Animation, motion graphics, and Final Cut experience is a plus

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and relevant portfolio samples.

Slate welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply for the junior designer position, click here.

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Creative Strategist, Slate Custom

We are looking for an innovative creative strategist with a deep understanding of brands, a passion for storytelling, and insights into the future of content for Slate Custom, our internal creative agency with an editorial voice. Slate Custom launched three years ago, well ahead of the herd and before “native” was part of the digital vocabulary. We bring together content strategy, editorial, content creation, design, and video disciplines to create programs for advertisers that disrupt the way people think about branded content. 

The creative strategist will help set the tone for all custom programs. He or she will be in charge of aiding in brainstorms for RFPs and executing the final response sent to the client.

This role requires someone excited about branded content that has a willingness to explore various verticals and is ready to push the envelope with innovative, brand-relevant content. Outstanding collaborative skills are a must since you will have a close working relationship with creative, advertising sales and planning, project management, product development, ad ops, and editorial teams.

What You’ll Do:

  • Manage the RFP response process from a creative standpoint: from organizing creative brainstorms, to writing the response copy, and working with a designer on response decks and mocks
  • Synthesize and write descriptions based on ideas of others
  • Find the balance between directly promotional and purely journalistic
  • Use understanding of brands to create thoughtful, personalized, and relevant content program proposals
  • Conduct research for proposed content strategies
  • Stay up to speed on content programs at competitive publishers

Must Haves:

  • A B.A./B.S. or M.A./M.S. in communications, marketing, advertising, or a related field
  • 2–3 years experience at a creative agency or at a publisher as a content strategist, copywriter, creative strategist, or brand strategist
  • Strong, witty writer of both long-form proposals and short-form descriptions and headlines
  • Encourages others’ ideas, the kind of person you want in a brainstorm
  • Conceptual thinker and research-driven
  • Can strategize content programs across all media (video, editorial, interactive, events, podcast, etc.)
  • Deadline- and detail-oriented, incredibly proactive
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Embraces a startup atmosphere with a willingness to wear multiple hats
  • Strong teamwork/communication skills

Nice-to-Haves:

  • Experience strategizing branded content programs (as opposed to commercial campaigns)
  • Background working for brands in finance, business, and/or tech verticals
  • Journalistic writing/editing experience
  • Network of creatives: writers, designers, strategists
  • Knowledge of publisher branded content space

Please submit a writing sample (a RFP response is preferable) in addition to your résumé and cover letter.

Slate welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply for the creative strategist position, click here

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Video Editor/Producer

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.

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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 Magazine, Vulture, Huffington Post, Gretchen Rubin, Tablet, Sports 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.

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Copy Editor/Web Producer

Slate is seeking a full-time copy editor/Web producer to join either our New York or Washington, D.C., offices. Candidates will be quick-thinking and exacting editors with a passion for the English language. The job entails copy-editing content, guiding it through the production process, developing a symbiotic relationship with our publishing system, and having a sense of ownership and responsibility over what appears in the magazine. Experience at an online publication is strongly preferred, but not required. The ability to work fast, independently, and with good humor in a small team environment is a must. This is a full-time position with benefits.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in online or print publishing
  • Working knowledge of AP style
  • A healthy obsession with grammar and usage
  • A knack for problem-solving and troubleshooting
  • Familiarity with content management systems a plus

Slate welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

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

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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 Magazine, Vulture, Huffington Post, Gretchen Rubin, Tablet, Sports 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.

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Freelance Video Editor/Producer

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.

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INTERNSHIPS

Event Production Intern

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.

Panoply Custom Studios Intern

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. Panoply Custom Studios is the branded content division of Panoply. This internship is paid hourly.

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

  • Researching potential guests
  • Fact-checking
  • Editing audio
  • Prepping potential interview questions
  • Organizing talent contracts and spreadsheets
  • Basic writing of interview preps
  • Logging and transcribing audio

Required: Passion for podcasts and storytelling. A desire to learn.

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 welcomes applicants of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply for the Panoply Custom Studios internship, click here

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EDITORIAL INTERNSHIPS

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

The deadline for all summer internships is March 15. The deadline for all fall internships is July 30. The deadline for all spring internships is Nov. 30.

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 as well as a 400-word Brow Beat 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.

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.

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.

The Slatest
Candidates for the Slatest internship must be available to work in Slate’s New York 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.

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.

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