Senior Editor, Skimm.com at theSkimm

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ABOUT THE TEAM AND ROLE

theSkimm is hiring an experienced editor to oversee operations, strategy, and content creation for its website, theSkimm.com. theSkimm’s editorial team is a collaborative group of journalists who write, report and edit high quality content, while crafting it in theSkimm’s voice. This position provides the opportunity to grow traffic and engagement on theSkimm.com, develop and execute a content strategy, and oversee all content creation on the site. This role reports to the Managing Editor, News.   

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

  • Lead web editorial strategy, operations, and promotion of content on theSkimm.com
  • Editorial stakeholder for theSkimm.com’s traffic growth & OKRs, and main point of contact with product and design 
  • Lead editor for Skimm 2020 election content 
  • Lead editor for theSkimm.com’s news guides
  • Lead editor for timely news articles—lead weekly pitch meetings, manage the production process, and edit copy
  • In charge of implementing theSkimm.com’s style guide
  • Partner with marketing, product, and analytics on strategy for growing web traffic 
  • Main point-of-contact for marketing initiatives involving news products (the Daily Skimm, theSkimm’s Instagram, and theSkimm App)
  • Work with the audio and video teams to develop growth strategy for multimedia content on theSkimm.com
  • Work with the Managing Editor, News on editorial calendar planning
  • Backup editor for the Daily Skimm Newsletter and news social posts 

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • 5+ years of digital newsroom experience writing, editing and fact checking
  • 3+ years of management experience 
  • Strong journalistic judgment and fact-checking standards
  • Experience working on tight deadlines
  • Experience in a fast-paced news environment, with an ability to anticipate and respond quickly to change
  • Ability to self-motivate and be a team player across multiple departments

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Comprehensive insurance plans, commuter benefits and 401(k) starting on your first day
  • Competitive salary & equity packages
  • Flexible vacation policy and generous holiday observances
  • One Medical Membership
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Catered Friday lunches and monthly gatherings
  • A vibrant office environment full of books, couches and a roof deck 
  • Complimentary access to theSkimm’s growing suite of membership products 
  • The opportunity to be part of a values-driven, hardworking and diverse group of people building a membership company that makes it easier to live smarter

ABOUT THESKIMM

theSkimm is a membership company dedicated to helping female millennials live smarter lives. By seamlessly integrating into our members existing routines, we've become a trusted brand to more than seven million people. We're fundamentally changing the way our members consume news, consider products or services, and take action on important things happening in their lives. Our flagship product, the Daily Skimm, is still the fastest growing email newsletter on the market, and we've grown our product suite to fit into other routines at home, work, and on-the-go. theSkimm App debuted at #1 in News in iTunes, our podcast "Skimm'd from The Couch" reached #1 in Apple Podcasts within hours of launching, and more than 200,000 people voted with us in the 2018 midterm elections.

As theSkimm grows, we're committed to helping our members tackle big decision-making moments in life by giving them the information they need to make informed and empowered choices whether that be in civic engagement, finance, career, health, and more. Founded in 2012 by two friends on a couch, we've since grown to over 100 employees based in NYC. We are passionate. We are a TEAM. We work hard, but we know when to take a break to enjoy each other's company. Our products help people live smarter lives and we're building a brand trusted by millions of female millennials across the country. Join us!

This is a full-time role based in New York, NY.

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Location

50 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010

What are theSkimm Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
theSkimm provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Summer hours, Flexible start and end times.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
theSkimm offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses.
Lunch and learns
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
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