Story Editor, Video - Mashable

Editorial New York, New York


Position at Mashable

Ziff Davis is seeking a story editor to join a growing team of creative digital video storytellers to generate content across the tech and commerce portfolio (Mashable, PC Mag,, Ask Men, Extreme Tech, and The position is one of quality control, requiring the story editor to copy-edit video scripts on subjects from science and technology to entertainment, social good, and digital culture. We’re looking for someone who can read video scripts critically, make edits consistent with Mashable’s tone, accuracy, and brevity, and spot spelling, punctuation, grammar, and syntax mistakes. This person will also write headlines for onsite and social media.

This position is part of the Ziff Davis Creators Guild, a NewsGuild union, and a contract is being negotiated. For more information, please visit the NewsGuild website.

The Day to Day:

  • Copy-edit video scripts.
  • Write headlines and social media copy.
  • Write scripts as needed.
  • Watch final cuts of videos to make sure there are no copy or edit errors.
  • Copy-edit posts in content-management systems.

Must Haves:

  • At least two years of experience as a copy-editor.
  • An understanding of Mashable’s tone and style.
  • A strong interest in technology, science, digital culture, social good, and entertainment.
  • A fast worker with attention to detail.
  • Ability to turn over clean, concise copy on extremely tight deadlines.
  • Sound editorial judgment including a deep knowledge of media ethics.
  • A positive attitude that’s solution-oriented & unafraid to ask questions.
  • Interest & knowledge of tech & digital lifestyle space.
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Location: 114 5th Avenue, Floor 15, New York, NY 10011