At Medium, words matter. We are building the best place for reading and writing on the internet—a place where today’s smartest writers, thinkers, experts, and storytellers can share big, interesting ideas; a place where ideas are judged on the value they provide to readers, not the fleeting attention they can attract for advertisers.
Medium is growing its editorial team. We are looking for an experienced features editor to work closely with the dputy editor and editor-in-chief to conceive of, assign and edit features and columns. This is a role for an ideas person with a broad range of interests who knows how to — and loves — pairing an extraordinary idea with an outstanding writer.
She, he, or they should have excellent discernment and an interest in bringing in great broad-interest and timely stories by known and emerging writers. The ideal editor has expertise in tech, science and/or health.
This person should have the ability to juggle various commissioned assignments at the same time and be able to deliver clean copy daily and weekly.
What will you do?
Conceive of, assign, and edit about five stories per week or more
Work closely with editorial leadership and the deputy editor on high-impact themed packages
Commission features of various lengths on a wide range of subjects, particularly tech, science and health
Bring new ideas to work every day and to every story-planning meeting
Bring in great stories by established and emerging writers
Write stories as needed for special packages
Help junior staff members and freelance writers on story packaging, including display copy.
Who are you?
You have 5+ years of editing experience in the field of journalism
You are willing to deviate from your day-to-day in the interest of the team
You can identify and solicit ideas from great writers you don’t yet know
You are a curious reader with excellent taste and judgment
You think about packaging individual and groups of stories for maximum impact
You’re comfortable working in a startup environment
You like to solve problems quickly
You’re a straightforward and effective communicator
You believe that good stories can come from anywhere
We understand the value of diverse backgrounds and respect the healthy expression of diverse opinions. We embrace experimentation and the examination of all kinds of ideas through reasoning and testing. Medium is an equal opportunity employer.
Interested? We'd love to hear from you. Apply here.