Deputy Tech Editor - Mashable

Editorial San Francisco, California Culver City, California


Description

Position at Mashable

Mashable is hiring an experienced editor to work with our teams in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. We’re looking for a high-energy leader whose natural curiosity and passion can both drive and inspire writers, and this person must be obsessed with all things surrounding technology: products and gadgets, trends, culture, and current events. Moreover, they should be constantly thinking about the bigger picture: how the digital world shapes both society and individual lives.

The Deputy Tech Editor is responsible for generating, assigning, and editing daily stories for Mashable’s website. They will be a natural self-starter with spot-on news judgment, come up with angles that are original and grabby, and have an eye for style and voice. This role will also be closely involved in the production of Mashable’s Snapchat Discover channel. In addition to driving these daily content priorities, the Deputy Tech Editor will be expected to help organize and edit Mashable’s product reviews and long-lead features.

Our dream editor will be comfortable working closely with writers of varying levels of experience to ensure quality and originality. They will themselves be an excellent writer who leads by example and is passionate about storytelling. In fact, this individual will jump at the chance to churn out a post if they have the time. 

The Deputy Tech Editor will report to the Tech Editor, and will ideally be located in San Francisco or Los Angeles. 

You, our ideal candidate, are...

  • A detail-oriented editor who can generate compelling story ideas, work with copy, and understands the magic of a good headline.
  • An organized professional who can coordinate with other editors, verticals, and departments, and values the success of Mashable’s wider team. 
  • A dynamic thinker, a natural problem-solver, and a driver of growth. 
  • An experienced journalist who can verify facts, shape intriguing narratives, and help reporters find trustworthy sources. 
  • A top-notch writer with a firm grasp of AP style and the ability to quickly turn around clean copy.
  • Well-versed in SEO and a variety of social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat.
  • A confident and energetic leader who understands the topical landscape inside and out, and isn’t afraid to have some fun with stories

The Day to Day

  • Assign stories to Mashable writers in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
  • Edit stories from writers in multiple cities.
  • Collaborate with Tech Editor on daily tech coverage.
  • Help track product releases and review coverage.
  • Promote Mashable content on Twitter and Facebook.
  • Assist in planning editorial series, theme weeks, and longform features.
  • Help produce stories for Snapchat and other distributed platforms as needed.

Qualifications

  • Based in San Francisco or Los Angeles
  • Minimum 5 years editing experience at a media publication
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication skills
  • A critical eye for strong editing
  • 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

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

About Mashable

Mashable is passionate about the people, products, and innovations that shape our connected lives. For over a decade, we’ve delivered in-depth coverage of tech, entertainment, and culture to a global audience of over 70 million monthly visitors. We’re clever. We’re curious. We’re ahead of the curve. Obsess with us.

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