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Slate Is Hiring! We’re Looking for a Special Projects Producer, an Assistant Producer, and More.

Slate Is Hiring! We’re Looking for a Special Projects Producer, an Assistant Producer, and More.

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June 15 2016 10:06 AM

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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. Slate and Panoply just so happen to be hiring.

Open Positions
Special Projects Producer, Panoply

Panoply is looking for a dynamic, creative, and visionary producer to help create and launch new podcasts within the Panoply network. This position will be based out of Slate/Panoply's Brooklyn office.

The producer we're looking for has many skills: She or he is a self-starter who has been integrally involved with starting new podcasts or shows. The producer is comfortable working with talent—specifically hosts—and can help translate host ideas into beautifully produced audio content. The producer will be in charge of a channel of shows that she or he will produce from soup to nuts—from idea generation, scripting, and editing to online distribution.

This producer will always have a seat at the editorial table of our growing company.

We're looking for someone with a variety of skills:

  • Experience creating highly produced narrative work
  • Grace under pressure
  • Familiarity with Panoply's current shows
  • A penchant for communicating— at times, overcommunicating—the status of shows and projects
  • Proven ability to work with hosts
  • And lots of ideas for how to take podcasting to the next level

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

Requirements:

  • At least five years' audio production experience in radio, podcast, or equivalent
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Strong skills in scripting and audio editing

Panoply welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply for the special projects producer position, click here.

Assistant Producer, Panoply

Panoply is looking for a dynamic, creative, and visionary producer to help create and launch a new podcast about dating and relationships. This position will be based out of Slate/Panoply's Brooklyn office and work closely with host/producer Andrea Silenzi and Panoply's director of production Laura Mayer.

We're looking for great ears and editorial judgment, creativity and imagination, and a passion for new forms of storytelling. Linear audio editing skills aren't a requirement, but it's important that you're a longtime, deeply devoted podcast listener and fan.

The new show will be a weekly mix of original reporting, audio fiction, comedy, and memoir produced by a small team. It will focus on using empathy and surprise to tell women's stories and will often travel outside of podcasting's comfort zones in order to do it. As assistant producer, you'd be involved in every aspect of creating and launching a new show, but your main responsibilities will focus on engineering recording sessions, guest-booking, managing freelancers, tape-logging, show promotion, live events, and social media.

This producer will also have a seat at the editorial table of our growing company. In the next year Panoply is looking to not only improve upon its current offerings but also to launch new podcasts, some of which will experiment with the podcast form in new and exciting ways.

You Should Be:

  • Ready to lead the way for a new sound in podcasting
  • Someone who has a knack for what stories will be interesting to a wider audience
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and organized
  • Comfortable working on a show that discusses adult topics (e.g. women's reproductive health, kinky sex, or body hair)
  • Willing to appear on the podcast as needed

Requirements:

  • Excellent writer and editor
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 1–2 years journalism or relevant storytelling experience
  • Some audio production experience encouraged, with bonus points for ProTools. Applicants eager to learn how to edit audio should also feel welcome to apply.

What to Submit:

Please submit a résumé, cover letter, and links to two examples of your best work. Please also attach a short memo with answers to the following questions:

1) What's your favorite podcast right now that not a lot of other people know about?

2) Who are five guests you'd love to hear interviewed about relationships/dating?

3) What would be an interesting reoccurring feature for the show? For example, Slate's The Gist has "Is That BS" and Reply All has "Yes, Yes, No." Would it be a good idea for our show to have something similar? If so, what?

This posting will close at 5 p.m. ET on Friday, July 22.

Panoply welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. This full-time, benefits-eligible position is based in Brooklyn, New York.

To apply for the assistant producer position, click here.

Executive Assistant, Slate

The Slate Group is looking for an executive assistant to be part of a dynamic digital media company. The individual in this role will provide day-to-day administrative support to key executives in Slate's Brooklyn office. This is a unique opportunity to work closely with the management team and with award-winning journalists and industry-leading design and technology professionals. The ideal candidate is a jack of all trades with a strong attention to detail and the ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously. Applicants must be curious, problem-solving, proactive self-starters who are efficient, creative, and personable. An interest in media is preferred; the office is full of smart, kind, fun, and funny people who are constantly talking and thinking about the news itself and journalism as an industry. Slate welcomes candidates from all backgrounds.

Responsibilities:

  • Act as the point of contact between the executives and internal/external clients
  • Manage executive appointment calendars by planning and scheduling both internal and external appointments, including meetings, conferences, teleconferences, and more
  • Coordinate and schedule travel for a busy team
  • Manage projects and conduct research; handle requests and queries appropriately
  • Maintain confidence and protect our operations by keeping information confidential
  • Prepare and file expense reports and invoices in a timely manner
  • Prepare research for meetings and interviews
  • Other duties and projects, as assigned

Requirements:

  • Strong listening, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize daily workload
  • Exemplary planning and time management skills
  • Ability to adapt to various requests and projects with ease
  • High level of competency with minimal supervision
  • Must have ability to maintain high level of professionalism, discretion, and confidentiality
  • Up-to-date with advancements in office equipment and applications
  • In-depth knowledge of MS Office, especially Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Bachelor's degree preferred

To apply for the executive assistant position, click here.

Director of Research, Slate

Slate is looking for a curious, analytical researcher to turn our mountains of collected data into actionable ongoing intelligence. From overseeing data collection, to creating standard reports, to exploratory querying, you'll be working closely with the product, engineering, editorial, and advertising teams to ensure that we have the best understanding possible of both our content and audience.

The ideal candidate must have a strong understanding of standard web analytics, along with a clarifying voice when it comes to assembling reports. The position will be based in either our Washington, D.C., or Brooklyn, New York, offices.

Responsibilities:

  • Understanding the different ways that data informs our work across the editorial, sales, and product teams and working to improve the flow of actionable information
  • Evaluating replacements for Adobe Analytics/SiteCatalyst/Omniture and leading the migration to a new platform
  • Building out Business Intelligence on top of Looker, Redshift, and Hive
  • Managing dashboards and reports across the organization
  • Researching and communicating key trends and insights to influence the most important decisions faced by company management
  • Contributing to company strategy around audience development, user engagement and loyalty, and page monetization

Requirements:

  • 3–5 years of experience in a research, analyst, or other data-processing role, or equivalent academic experience
  • Experience with online media or other primarily digital business
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Expert user of spreadsheet programs like Excel and Google spreadsheets
  • Experience with Adobe Omniture Site Catalyst, Google Analytics, or similar
  • Experience collaborating across functions with diverse audiences and stakeholders
  • Undergraduate degree in a quantitative discipline preferred

Bonus Points:

  • Data visualization wizardry
  • Experience working in a journalistically driven organization
  • Familiarity with the metrics used in digital advertising
  • An intuitive understanding of the relationship between user experience and performance
  • Experience with conversion funnel analysis
  • Experience analyzing split test results
  • Ability to manipulate large data sets via the command line and write SQL queries when needed
  • Experience with regression analysis and other modeling techniques
  • Interest in machine-learning services/APIs
  • A relationship to Slate as a reader and/or listener
  • Graduate degree in a quantitative discipline

Slate welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds.

To apply for the director of research position, click here.

Campaign Manager, Slate Custom

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with sales operations to forecast available inventory and ensure complete and efficient campaign delivery
  • Monitor branded content campaign delivery and performance, and make optimization recommendations when necessary
  • Develop and execute strategies around organic and paid content distribution
  • Manage the flighting, promotion, and distribution of branded content across all distribution channels 
  • Work closely with Slate's product and development teams on creation and implementation of new branded content offerings
  • Manage Slate Custom social feeds, audience development efforts, and audience insights 

Qualifications:

  • 2 to 4 years of digital marketing experience
  • Experience with DFP, Google Analytics, Parse.ly, @Plan, ComScore, Omniture
  • Highly organized, deadline-driven, and proactive
  • Critical thinker that can see the larger goals of a project without losing site of important details
  • Diplomatic and tactful in dealings with sales, creative, operations, and development teams
  • Excellent customer service in written and verbal communication
  • Embraces a startup atmosphere with a willingness to wear multiple hats
  • Passion for Slate, digital publishing, and content marketing in general
  • In-depth knowledge of the media landscape and familiarity with emerging platforms

To apply for the Slate Custom campaign manager position, click here.

Creative Director, Slate

Slate is seeking a talented individual to lead design across the company. As creative director, you'll be in charge of Slate's visual identity and of elevating its impact across all platforms. You'll work with Slate's world-class editorial, tech, product, native, and sales teams to lead a smart, innovative, successful company to the next level. We are a collaborative, iterative company, so we want an ambitious soul who will do excellent work in house, rather than project manage an outside design firm. And yes, that means that we're willing to make major changes to our current design.

The creative director will oversee all editorial design for Slate's award-winning flagship site, lead product design for Slate's presentation across platforms, and be the steward of Slate's visual identity across native advertising and marketing materials. The brief is to ensure a beautiful, consistent, reader-centric experience wherever users encounter Slate.  

Ideal candidates will:

  • Provide a legitimately exciting portfolio of digital work
  • Have a background in media and a love of Slate
  • Be able to provide a glowing reference from someone they managed
  • Want to understand the real-world performance impact of their designs
  • Ask about how closely they'll be able to work with developers

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the overall look and feel of Slate supports its point of view and mission across all platforms: web, native apps, and Facebook Instant, Google AMP, Apple TV, etc.
  • Directly manage the team of five designers and photo editors working on site design and daily art needs
  • Provide guidance to and coordination with designers working on native ads and marketing materials
  • Lead design reviews with stakeholders around the organization
  • Manage the art and design budgets

Qualifications:

This is senior role. You must have seven years' experience, including prior management experience.

Slate is a digital-only magazine, so strong candidates will have a focus on modern digital design, including responsive design.

You must be in NYC or D.C., and you must be comfortable communicating with and managing people who are remote.

We are a magazine built primarily of words; strong written and oral communication skills are a must.

Slate welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply for the creative director position, click here.

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.

Director of Strategy and Audience Development, Slate

Slate is hiring a director of strategy and audience development. Ideal candidates will be voracious users of the Web, dedicated students of its ongoing evolution, and lovers of online journalism who want to help one of the oldest news sites on the Web continue to be one of the most innovative. The ability to see around corners and anticipate opportunities for growth is a prerequisite. Applicants should have experience working with Web publications to boost traffic, expand audience, and develop new products and editorial programs. Applicants should be social media sages and Omniture wizards—they should check Chartbeat before they brush their teeth in the morning. The job demands a smart, funny, inventive editorial sensibility and a keen understanding of Slate's voice and approach to the news. It also demands an ability to think and act entrepreneurially and to push the magazine in new directions, whether toward an untapped area of coverage, a growing social media platform, or a promising partnership with another publication or business; a track record of effectively executing on new strategies is a must. Applicants should be both creative thinkers and rigorous analyzers of data and be as comfortable presenting to a room of editors as a room of developers. Good management skills, good team play, and good humor also required. 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.

Please submit a résumé and cover letter explaining why you'd be great for the position

To apply for the director of strategy and audience development position, click here.

Product 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 product manager to help us chart the future of podcasting.

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:

  • Lead a cross-functional team of world-class engineers, designers, and podcast creators to conceptualize and build innovative best-in-class digital audio products.
  • Work closely with the director of product to shape the product road map and overall strategic direction with an eye toward maximizing customer acquisition, advertising revenue, and partner satisfaction.
  • Stay abreast of all changes in the rapidly evolving digital audio market, from new advertising formats to in-home audio APIs to app store requirements, share that learning across the organization, and adjust product strategy accordingly.
  • Define and analyze metrics that inform the success of new and existing products.
  • Integrate usability studies, market research and analysis, and customer feedback into product requirements.
  • Conduct testing to understand how potential UX modifications will influence core business metrics before deploying them broadly.
  • Proactively engage with stakeholders, including the editorial team and external content partners, the sales team, the Panoply executive team, and others throughout the organization, communicating with them on product cycles and strategic priorities.
  • Deliver products on time and on budget, working with a seven-person development team dedicated to audio.
  • Lead projects in a transparent and productive way, applying standard project management practices.

Qualifications:

  • 3–5 years of experience managing technology projects.
  • Experience working closely with software engineers.
  • Experience with audio technology or content management systems strongly preferred.
  • Great design sensibility around how to take complex systems and turn them into simple, compelling experiences.
  • Ability to create examples through wireframes and mockups.
  • Exceptional organizational, communication, and analytical skills.
  • Understanding of the technical architecture of complex and highly scalable web applications and/or media products.
  • Passion for media and digital audio.

To apply for the product manager position, click here.

Administrative Assistant, Panoply

Panoply is looking for an administrative assistant to be part of our dynamic, growing podcast company. The individual in this role will provide day-to-day administrative support for Panoply's chief creative officer and will also manage and organize internal office operations.

This is a unique opportunity to work closely with the management team of a growing podcast network. The ideal candidate is a jack (or jill) of all trades with a strong attention to detail and the ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously. Applicants must be proactive self-starters who are efficient, creative, and personable.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage executive calendars by scheduling both internal and external appointments
  • Coordinate and schedule travel
  • Prepare and file expense reports and invoices in a timely manner
  • Interact and facilitate activities and meetings with various departments and clients
  • Prepare research for meetings and interviews

Requirements:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to adapt to various requests and projects with ease
  • High level of competency with minimal supervision
  • Must have ability to maintain high level of professionalism and confidentiality
  • In-depth knowledge of MS Office, especially Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • A love of podcasts is a plus!

This position will be based in our New York office.

Panoply welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply for the administrative assistant position, click here.

Producer, Panoply

Panoply is looking for a dynamic, creative, and visionary producer to produce a number of Slate and Panoply's podcasts, as well as to help create and launch new podcasts within the Panoply network. This position will be based out of Slate/Panoply's D.C. office.

The producer we're looking for has many skills: She or he has the ears and editorial judgment to make continual improvements to Panoply's current shows, great audio production chops, creativity and imagination to create new shows, and the management ability to direct freelance producers. The producer will be in charge of a channel of shows which s/he will produce from soup to nuts—guest booking, idea generation, scripting, editing, and online distribution.

This producer will always have a seat at the editorial table of our growing company. In the next year Panoply is looking to not only improve upon its current offerings, but also to launch new podcasts, some of which will experiment with the podcast form in new and exciting ways. There is ample opportunity in this role to pitch and create new podcasts from the ground up. This producer will also play a leading role in running the network's D.C. operation.

We're looking for someone with a variety of skills:

  • Experience producing both topical talk shows and longer, more highly produced narrative work
  • Grace under pressure
  • Familiarity with Panoply's current shows
  • And lots of ideas for how to take podcasting to the next level

The position is based in Washington, D.C.

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

Requirements:

  • At least 3 years audio production experience in radio, podcasting, or equivalent.
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Strong skills in writing and editing audio copy

Panoply welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply for the Panoply producer 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.

Partner Audience Manager, Panoply

Panoply is looking for inspired individuals to help our partners' podcasts connect both with their existing audiences and with new groups of listeners.

We're a tight-knit group of some of the smartest technologists, audiophiles, producers, and thinkers in the industry. Everybody is pulling in the same direction, and we need creative and enthusiastic professionals to join us.

Responsibilities:

  • Execute a promotional launch plan with each partner as they onboard
  • Develop ongoing audience growth goals with each partner based on their expectations and ours
  • Become familiar with our partners' brands and practices—come up with ideas for them to implement, and for us to implement where appropriate
  • Collaborate closely with the research team, and develop a clear way of measuring results and data. Communicate findings to partners and internally
  • Achieve established goals to grow the network's audience numbers overall
  • Create and manage a robust cross-promotion system, working with show hosts and producers, and communicate activity with partners
  • Cultivate relationships with distribution partners like iTunes, Stitcher, NPR, Spotify, and Google Play to secure promotional support for show launches and notable episodes
  • Work closely with the digital marketing manager to document, implement, and share best practices throughout the network
  • Coordinate survey reads with producers

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or master's degree, preferably in business, marketing, communications, or journalism
  • 1–3 years experience working in a related field
  • A deep understanding of social media and email marketing
  • Execution-oriented. A doer above all
  • A firm grasp of the quantitative metrics and principles related to social media or marketing campaigns
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and a wide array of people and podcasts
  • Highly detail-oriented
  • An engaging personality and eagerness to work closely with staff, cross-functional teams and outside partners
  • A love of audio and podcasting

Panoply welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply for the partner audience manager position, click here.

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.

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.

New York Editorial Intern, Slate

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 and include a 400-word Brow Beat post about a cultural topic that interests you.  

Slate welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. 

To apply for the summer 2016 NYC editorial internship, click here.

D.C. Editorial Intern, Slate

Candidates for the summer 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 last 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. 

Slate welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply for the summer 2016 D.C. editorial internship, click here.

Video Intern, Slate

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 candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply for the summer 2016 video internship, click here.