Slate Is Now Hiring

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June 4 2013 5:00 AM

Work at Slate

For information on applying for paid internships, click here.

Nights/Weekends Home Page Editor
Slate
is seeking a nimble, energetic part-time home page editor to run our front page on nights, weekends, and holidays. Responsibilities will include writing headlines, selecting content to promote, managing the home page using our CMS, and assessing and responding to real-time traffic metrics. The ideal candidate would have excellent news and editorial judgment judgment; competency in navigating a powerful publishing system; and a knack for writing catchy, accurate headlines in Slate’s signature voice. We are also looking for a careful but quick thinker with fine-tuned copy-editing skills and attention to detail. The job will be based on Slate’s copy desk and may require an initial phase of weekday work and training alongside our home page team. This is a part-time contract position.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Previous copy-editing experience, preferably in a position that involved production of a news site or publication, as well as knowledge of the AP style guide

Advertising Operations Account Manager
Slate
is seeking a talented and dynamic Advertising Operations Account Manager to join our team in New York. The Ad Operations Account Manager will be responsible for all aspects of digital ad campaign management. The ideal candidate has proven experience with ad product creation, ad trafficking, reporting, and creative troubleshooting. In addition, the ideal candidate for this growth potential role is career-driven and eager to join a sharp Ad Ops team.

Responsibilities:

  • Meet all contractual requirements for advertising campaigns running on The Slate Group properties (Slate and The Root) with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Acts as liaison and main point of contact between advertisers and internal departments at The Slate Group (Accounting, Editorial, Design and Technical Production) to ensure that all client needs are met with the highest level of customer service.
  • Traffic various types of ad products and technologies via ad server (DFP), ensuring that both client and The Slate Group specifications are met.
  • Translating sales strategy into tactical implementation. Testing, implementing, and providing QA on new in-house and third-party rich media advertising products and providing critical troubleshooting on major campaign launches.
  • Project manage the launch of new custom and native units to ensure technical campaign and revenue goals will be met.
  • Learn the process and support any new coding and development needs to facilitate ad initiatives—including display, video, widgets, newsletters, mobile, etc.
  • Analyze ad campaign delivery reports through the duration of each campaign and provide recommendations to Sales Representatives and clients for the optimization of poorly performing ad placements. 
  • Implement business reviews throughout client campaign and address preset metrics for success. Assist in monthly billing, reconciliation, and other financial reporting.
  • Actively work towards retaining client base.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Prior experience with DoubleClick, Atlas, Pointroll, BrightRoll, OAS, Eyewonder, Eyeblaster, other ad-serving vendors a plus.
  • Prior knowledge of debugging tools such as Fiddler or Charles a plus.
  • Familiarity with Web development, publishing, multimedia, and browser/OS compatibility. Understanding of HTML/DHTML, Javascript, CSS, Flash
  • Experience with DSM or similar contract management system.

Bonus Points:

  • Experience managing vendors and projects
  • Strong communication skills with ability to communicate between all levels of management
  • Must learn quickly and be able to juggle multiple tasks and priorities
  • Organized and detail orientated with strong critical thinking skills
  • Must exhibit a good work ethic and thrive in a team environment
  • Experience analyzing Excel data and systems administration
  • Solid understanding of digital advertising concepts and terms.

Digital Advertising Planner/Marketing Strategist
Slate
is expanding our team of the most innovative and collaborative people in advertising sales and marketing to help us continue to prove that quality, original journalism can thrive online. We are hiring a Digital Advertising Planner/Marketing Strategist for our NY office. 

Responsibilities:

  • Support in the development of innovative digital solutions for potential and current advertising partners includes pre-sale idea generation, approvals and pitch
  • Work closely with sales, design, ad operations, production and ad innovation/custom solutions departments to create Slate programs
  • Manage execution, completion and fulfillment of RFP’s
  • Own ad categories and create sales materials for specific advertisers and categories
  • Proactively develop advertising prospects

Requirements:

  • Excellent project management, analytic and communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Highly proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Proficient in Programs such as: Doubleclick/MediaVisor, iDesk, Atlas, comScore, @Plan and SalesForce

Bonus Points:

  • Digital Ad Planning experience a huge plus, but not required

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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."