Editorial: Culture Fellow - Mashable

Editorial New York, New York


Description

Position at Mashable

The Details

Mashable is seeking an internet-obsessed culture fellow for our Winter 2019 term. This person lives online and finds joy in exploring the deepest, weirdest corners of the internet. They also probably like videos of cats riding vacuums and Game of Thrones fan theories. They are tuned into pop culture and web culture and recognize how to bring the two together. The ideal candidate possesses a strong voice and can craft web-friendly content from images, videos or even a potato.

Mashable's Culture channel covers internet culture, lifestyle topics, viral videos, and the lesser heard voices of the web.

We’re looking for someone willing to explore and engage with the internet, in all its weirdness.

Responsibilities include writing, content hunting, GIF making and researching.

Much writing. Many fun. So free snacks.

Please also include answers for the following questionnaire with your application:

On a scale of 1-10, how organized are you?

On a scale of 1-10 how versed are you in web culture?

What are you watching on TV right now?

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever done?

Chrissy Teigen is coming to the office. Pitch a story idea based on her visit.

What online communities do you spend the most time in?

What other skills do you possess that would be helpful to this position?

Pitch three original culture stories that fit the Mashable voice.

The Day to Day

  • Taking on 2-3 assignments per day
  • Pitching and writing clever, creative stories with culture at the core
  • Writing listicles, guides, and short features
  • Assisting with research
  • Helping with photo stories, videos, and other long-term projects
  • Working with the Culture team on developing stories

Qualifications:

  • Based in NYC
  • Minimum availability of 18 hours per week (and up to 40 hours per week)
  • Strong fact checking skills
  • Strong grasp of grammar and AP Style
  • Ability to turn around quick news posts fast
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly organized
  • Hard worker who's driven and has a fantastic attitude
  • In-depth knowledge of web culture
  • Ability and willingness to think differently
  • Knowledge of the digital space and Mashable's core coverage areas
  • Team player with a sense of humor

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 an audience of 70 million monthly users who can’t get enough of the ideas, people, and products they love. Together, our ideas shape the future. Obsess with us.