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Slate Is Hiring! We’re Looking for an Account Executive, an Editorial Assistant, and More.

Slate Is Hiring! We’re Looking for an Account Executive, an Editorial Assistant, and More.

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Dec. 11 2017 1:56 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. Slate just so happens to be hiring.

Open Positions
Account Executive, Slate

Slate is a multimedia digital publishing company focused on covering culture, technology, politics, current events, and business. Over the past 20 years our smart, witty takes have been recognized with numerous accolades and have won us industry recognition, including the National Magazine Award for General Excellence Online. Our readers are aggressively curious about the world—and so are our employees.

As an account executive for The Slate Group, your primary responsibility is to drive revenue opportunities with new and existing partners, by providing solutions that build our clients' businesses and brands.

Responsibilities:

  • Be an expert in full suite of products and advertising solutions across Slate (Slate, Slate Live, and Slate Custom)
  • Sell programs that include custom narratives, digital video, podcasting, and events
  • Oversee the pre- and post-sale process with your designated account manager
  • Prospect for new business in assigned territory while developing new relationships at all levels with agency and client partners
  • Serve as a trusted consultant with partners by bringing them solution-oriented recommendations and strategies to solve challenges and exceed expectations

Qualifications:

  • 2–8 years' experience in digital advertising sales with a proven record of exceeding revenue goals
  • Programmatic background is a plus but not required
  • Experience developing multiplatform, creative concepts and ideas
  • In-depth knowledge of the advertising industry's competitive landscape
  • Established relationships across clients and agencies
  • Strong communication and presentation skills

To apply, please send a résumé and cover letter to eastcoastsales@slate.com. This role is based out of Slate's Brooklyn offices.

The Slate Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to excellence through diversity, which involves attracting talented people from diverse backgrounds and traditions. We encourage everyone to apply.

Editorial Assistant, Slate

Slate is hiring a full-time editorial assistant in either its Brooklyn or Washington offices.

Key Responsibilities

  • Writing articles
  • Providing editorial, research, and administrative help to colleagues

Requirements

Ideal candidates will be organized, diplomatic, hard-working, and detail-oriented. They will write sparkling copy. They will also demonstrate top-notch editorial judgment and broad cultural interests. One to two years of editorial experience is preferred. Good humor and menschiness are a big plus. This is a 12-month position, with benefits.

To apply, please email the following as a single attachment: your résumé, a cover letter that includes three references, three clips or writing samples, and a 400-word Slatest post on a topic that's in the news that day, as if you've been given that assignment.

You can email your application to dcea@slate.com. The application deadline is Dec. 18, 2017.

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

Marketing Manager, Slate Studios

Slate Studios is looking for a versatile, data-informed, and highly organized marketing manager to lead the articulation, development, and presentation of our publishing narrative and execute branded and editorial programs in a collaborative and fast-paced environment. This marketer will be an integral part of the Slate Studios team to deliver high-quality collateral, data, and support for sales marketing and the overall business. This creative-yet-disciplined individual will be responsible for partnering with teams across sales, Slate editorial, and Slate Studios to create expertly crafted narratives, supported by visually stunning presentations and proposals along with engaging scripts that showcase our differentiating value propositions and programs, exceptional journalism, and our fiercely curious audience.

Key Responsibilities

The marketing manager will help advance the goals of the integrated marketing and branded content studios, Slate Studios, by leading and being responsible for the following bodies of work:

  1. Market Intelligence and Value Propositions
    The marketing manager will gather data and analyze Slate's market in areas such as market opportunity and market penetration strategy in order to develop a POV that resonates in the marketplace. The marketing manager, alongside the director of sales marketing, will disseminate this intelligence to the business analyst and Slate Studios strategy group, driving marketing and branded content initiatives with strategic methodology. The marketing manager will package and develop data-driven central marketing messages using a wide variety of sources and digital research platforms to craft talking points and create high-impact materials in a fast-paced environment. The marketing manager will partner with ad product and client services to position and promote major new ad offerings in programs pitched.

  2. Market-Facing Narratives and Presentations
    The marketing manager, working closely with the director of sales marketing, will serve as a liaison between the sales organization and the editorial department and should be able to understand and approach large and small narrative-driven projects, with a passion for storytelling and the strategic thinking of marketing. The marketing manager will create informed narratives and digital strategies from a position of deep understanding of digital publishing, with a relentless and detail-driven focus on performance, facts, and data. They will execute these narratives in presentations and proposals with independence and autonomy, managing their high volume of work. The marketing manager will apply creative and innovative thinking to a disciplined process of constructing the market narrative for the Slate brand, Slate Live, and Slate Studios. The marketing manager will communicate effectively with internal teams and will be able to efficiently support and execute on the market-facing materials; this includes the creation of cursory design elements and presentations for more high-impact visuals.

Requirements

  • A B.A./B.S. in business administration, marketing, advertising, communications, or a related field
  • 3–5 years of experience in cross-platform marketing within a digital media company or digital publisher and a commitment to continue understanding the ever-evolving media landscape, particularly in social and branded content
  • Experience with Google Analytics and Omniture (and/or other web analytics platforms) and syndicated audience research (e.g., ComScore, Nielsen, Quantcast, Parse.ly, etc.) coupled with a commitment to data-driven storytelling
  • Keynote, Microsoft Excel, and Google Drive file management
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical, critical/strategic-thinking skills
  • Extreme attention to detail and organizational/project management skills
  • Excellent writing abilities (particularly copywriting and speechwriting)
  • Strong interpersonal skills, self-sufficient, go-getter attitude with the ability to jump into projects and begin managing quickly
  • Experience in prioritizing competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment

Bonus Qualifications

  • Sales planning, research, or analytics background
  • Experience and/or demonstrated expertise with social media platforms and the nuances of their respective user trends
  • Appreciation for the value of strong/effective visual communication coupled with a commitment to innovation and rethinking how content is presented to maximize effectiveness in market
  • Desire to tackle the day to day while embracing a startup atmosphere; willing to adapt quickly while wearing multiple hats
  • Thick skin and a top-notch sense of humor

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

To apply please send a résumé and cover letter to ssmarketingmanager@slate.com.

Podcast Producer, Slate Studios

Slate Studios is looking for a versatile and highly organized podcast producer to work on branded podcasts in a fun and fast-paced studio environment. The podcast producer plays a key role in bringing audio expertise in the branded content campaigns that we pitch and produce. Candidates have a passion for storytelling, a deep understanding of digital media, and an informed interest in the relationship between brands, podcasts, and listeners. The producer ensures that the branded podcasts we produce are to the highest standard of quality that Slate is known for.

The podcast producer will report to the managing producer of Slate Studios and will be an integral part of the branded studio team through the entire pre-sale to production process.

1. Ideation, Storytelling, and Narrative Development
The podcast producer will work collaboratively with creative leads and strategists to ideate and help identify and develop smart and compelling podcast ideas, storytelling, and narratives that engage our discerning listeners and offer unique value to our brand partners.

The PP will carry out research tasks and will have a track record of developing, scripting, and editing compelling, character-driven stories that draw on diverse perspectives/source lists. As the Slate Studios PP, you'll assist and craft the segments, stories, or discussions for a podcast with the strategist and story editor.

2. Production
The podcast producer is ready to listen to a lot of tape and turn it into great branded content. The PP will often facilitate recordings in the studio or in the field and be comfortable with live-producing and producing content that is docu-style, roundtables, or two-way interviews. At times the podcast producer will liaise with acting and writing talent and their agents, casting and identifying potential collaborators and freelance production staff to work on projects.

The podcast producer will have a versatile skill set gained from past experience working on fast-paced audio production. Be organized and efficient in approach to turn around audio segments or stories on a tight deadline. The podcast producer will be proficient in audio mixing with a portfolio that demonstrates an ear for great tape and inventive approaches to audio storytelling. The producer will be able to provide guidance and critical feedback on production tasks including recording, editing, mixing, scoring, and publishing audio. During postproduction, you'll take the first pass at structuring or mixing the podcast, help with research and storytelling, and perform more editing and final mixes.

Bonus: The podcast producer can create audio trailers and promotional material, and work with the sales and marketing team to help to think strategically in how to increase reach and subscribers.

2. Development
Work cross-functionally to acquire a deeper knowledge about client brands and client/internal processes. The podcast producer will endeavor to refine audio production skills, master efficiencies in production workflow and processes, and strive for a higher level of audio quality of work delivered to client. The podcast producer will engage in independently owning and ensuring alignment with studio expectations, with focus on improvement in creative output, quality, profitability, efficiency, and productivity.

Requirements

  • B.A. or B.S. degree and 3–5 years' prior work experience in content development and production for podcast, terrestrial, or satellite radio, or other audio medium. Experience in a radio, digital agency, or publisher is preferred.
  • Must be well-connected to the larger community of independent producers and great at identifying talent
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships to gain trust and respect
  • Creative thinker, action-oriented, and full of energy for challenging concepts and new assignments
  • Ability to regularly exercise judgment and discretion, and prioritize competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Extremely strong writing, communication, and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with little to no guidance and think outside the box
  • Proven ability to thrive in a dynamic environment and work as a team player
  • Build constructive relationships to foster collaboration and cross-functional thinking
  • Stay current on content programs being produced by competitive publishers and production companies
  • Financial/budget-management experience preferred
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Experience working in Pro Tools

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience in producing branded content is a plus
  • Thick skin and a top-notch sense of humor

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

To apply, please send a résumé and cover letter to ssproducer@slate.com.

Commerce Lead, Slate

Slate is hiring a commerce lead to sit on the business team and build a commerce brand and function from the ground up. This pioneer will start testing content and driving commerce revenue growth. After proving initial success, the commerce lead will steadily build a team to grow the revenue stream.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop an affiliate-based commerce brand that appeals to the Slate audience
  • Manage relationship with readers, editorial, executive leadership, and affiliate partners
  • Define core performance metrics, and work with Slate's research team to create actionable dashboards and reports for understanding commerce content performance
  • Strategize with the Slate dev/tech team: think about product development and CMS tools and treatments that will promote the commerce initiatives
  • Ensure that content is consistent with Slate's voice and deepens the relationship with the Slate audience while maintaining separation of editorial and commerce content
  • Run production of the Slate gift guides from soup to nuts
  • Oversee the sharing and socializing of commerce content
  • Curate deals, consumer products and discounts for Slate's audience
  • Pitch video and podcast initiatives and identify other opportunities to leverage Slate's platforms and assets to meet commerce goals
  • Refine a consumer-centric view in your strategic thinking
  • Possess a deep understanding of current laws, requirements, and ethics around transparency and disclosure

Attributes of the Ideal Candidate:

  • At least 3 years' experience and success in a digital commerce role
  • You consume and value Slate's written and/or podcast content
  • Naturally inclined to think in a way that is experimental, adaptive, and innovative
  • Skilled in writing and editing
  • Passionate about discovering and sharing consumer products
  • A desire to build and lead a team

To apply, submit a résumé, a cover letter, and three writing samples to commercejob@slate.com

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

Editorial Internships
Science Intern, Slate

Slate's science section is seeking an intern to work three days a week out of the Brooklyn office. We are looking for someone who is organized, motivated, and an original thinker; is familiar with our science section; and has plenty of story ideas (and opinions). The ideal applicant would be a top-notch reporter with a strong nose for bullshit and a proven track record asking smart questions and finding reliable answers. The intern will help assist with reprints and light research, but the bulk of the time will be devoted to pitching, reporting, and writing. A background in science is a plus.

To apply, please send a cover letter explaining why you're right for the job, a résumé, and either a clip that shows work that would fit in at Slate or a story idea for the science section. Please send these as one PDF to scienceintern@slate.com.

The fall internship will run roughly from September to December and will accept applications through June 20. The spring internship will run from January to May and will accept applications through Nov. 1. Pay is $12 an hour. The weekly schedule is flexible depending on the needs of the applicant.

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

Video Intern, Slate

Slate brings on a video intern in winter, summer, and fall to support our video department. We are seeking experienced editors with visual wit and a deep knowledge of politics and culture. This position is full-time and based in our Brooklyn office. Pay is $13 an hour.

To apply for the summer 2018 internship, roughly May through August, send a résumé, an idea for a timely video Slate should produce, and a brief cover letter to slatevideointern@gmail.com by Feb. 15. Include a link or two to your best work.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Handle video requests, including quick-turn edits based on breaking news
  • Research, asset collection, transcription, and other production support tasks
  • Video management in Brightcove, SnapStream, YouTube, and other platforms
  • Assist on shoots in our studio and in the field
  • Occasional shooting, writing, and editing opportunities

Requirements:

  • Planning to pursue a career in digital video production, with relevant past experience
  • Proficient in Adobe Premiere Pro (After Effects a plus)
  • Experience shooting on DSLR cameras
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work independently
  • Enthusiasm for all tasks, whether creative or clerical, and an unfailing positive attitude
  • Strong understanding of Slate's voice and what makes our work unique

Slate is committed to excellence through diversity. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply.

D.C. Editorial Intern, Slate

Candidates for the D.C. editorial internship must be available to work in Slate's Washington 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. This internship is paid D.C. minimum wage (currently $12.50/hour).

To apply, include a brief cover letter, a résumé, a 200-word response to any Slate story from the past month (this should be a critique of the author's arguments, not comments on grammar or sentence structure), and three clips or writing samples. At least some of the clips should focus on politics, policy, the law, science, or other Washington-related topics. 

Slate welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply for the spring (January through April) 2018 D.C. editorial internship, send the materials mentioned above as a single PDF to dcslateinterns@slate.com with the subject line "Spring 2018 internship" by Dec. 26. Only finalists will be contacted.

To apply for the summer (May/June through August) 2018 D.C. editorial internship, send the materials mentioned above as a single PDF to dcslateinterns@slate.com with the subject line "Summer 2018 internship" by Jan. 7. Only finalists will be contacted.

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 résumé, a cover letter that clearly outlines your availability and cultural interests, as well as an original 400-word Brow Beat post about a cultural topic that interests you.

Slate welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply for the New York fall editorial internship, please send applications to SlateInternNY@gmail.com by July 30.

Editorial and Audio Intern, Slate Plus

Slate hires editorial interns for Slate Plus, our membership program. Candidates must be available to work 29 hours per week in Slate's Brooklyn office. This position is paid hourly and involves writing, editing, fact-checking, and some light audio editing and production. The ideal candidate is an idea-generating machine who works quickly and independently.

To apply, include a résumé, one clip or writing sample, a cover letter that doesn't put us to sleep, and a 300-word critique of Slate's membership program.

Slate welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

Send the materials mentioned above to plusjobs@slate.com with the subject line "Slate Plus internship." We are no longer accepting applications for summer 2017.