Social Good Editor - Mashable

Editorial New York, New York


Description

The Details

Mashable is seeking an enthusiastic, experienced editor to lead Social Good coverage at its New York City headquarters. The editor will be in charge of covering a range of topics for the section, which focuses on social impact, activism, identities, and innovative efforts to tackle the world's most pressing problems.

The editor will have the opportunity to shape the direction of Mashable’s Social Good stories, and be encouraged to experiment both with topic areas and storytelling styles. The role also includes working in coordination with the experiential team on social impact-focused events, including Mashable’s annual Social Good Summit, and other large projects.

The ideal candidate is eager to work with a small but scrappy team taking smart, nuanced, and intersectional approaches to important issues, from LGBTQ rights to disability issues to feminism to homelessness. A demonstrated interest in writing about racial justice is a plus, as well as a love of technology, innovation, and web culture. Please indicate in your cover letter where your passions lie. A willingness to both learn and lead and be flexible is imperative.

Candidates should have proven reporting and editing experience, be familiar with Mashable's voice and social good coverage, be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, and have a strategic, critical eye — all while balancing sensitivity and inclusivity in everything they cover.

The Day to Day

  • Taking on 1-2 creative, unique stories per day with social impact at the core
  • Oversee a team of writers and the daily workflow of Social Good coverage
  • Assigning Social Good stories
  • Editing both Mashable writers and freelancers
  • Maintaining a Social Good editorial calendar
  • Working across the Mashable newsroom to ensure inclusive coverage in all sections
  • Driving photo stories, videos, and other long-term projects

Qualifications

  • Based in NYC
  • Minimum 3-5 years writing experience covering social justice issues
  • Minimum 2-4 years editing experience at a media publication
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to recognize the difference between Social Good and inspiration porn
  • Solid news writing skills and a critical eye
  • Detail-oriented, organized and comfortable managing sensitive topic areas
  • A self-starter as well as a team player (a sense of humor is a must!)
  • Knowledge of the digital space and Mashable's core coverage areas

About Mashable

Mashable is a global media and entertainment company that’s passionate about culture and tech. With smart, spirited coverage of stories that keep people talking, Mashable reaches millions of users who can’t get enough of the ideas, people, and products they love. Together, our ideas shape the future. Obsess with us.

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