Editorial: Social Good Fellow - Mashable

Editorial New York, New York


Description

Position at Mashable

The Ziff Media Group Fellows Program is searching for energetic and motivated individuals looking to develop their career in digital media.  If you’re looking for an opportunity to geek out on tech, internet culture and e-commerce, in a fast-paced, data-driven, results-oriented environment, ZMG is the place for you. 

This is not an internship; this is a chance to work with the best in digital media, learn the systems we use, and get a better understanding of our brands, content, and business model. Fellows will benefit from hands-on experience working with team leaders on valuable projects that move our company forward. With available positions across multiple departments, from monetization and marketing to analytics and editorial, Fellows will apply fresh and forward-thinking insights to real-life needs. 

Fellowships are geared towards individuals in the early stages of their career path who have a foundational knowledge of the industry and experience relevant to the specific role for which they are applying. Fellowships have an initial term of three months which can be extended for up to a total of 12 months. All fellowship roles are paid and eligible for our healthcare benefits.

As the Fellows Program is aimed at cultivating the next generation of digital media leaders, the culmination of the Fellows program may lead to future employment at ZMG. In the past, select high-performing Fellows have become full time employees at the end or shortly after their fellowship was completed.

Overview:

Mashable's Social Good team is seeking an enthusiastic, nimble editorial fellow to work at its New York City headquarters for Fall 2019. The fellow will have the chance to write stories across a broad 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 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 homelessness to the refugee crisis. 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. Candidates don't need to be well-versed in all social good topics, but should have proven knowledge in one or two content areas. A willingness to learn and be flexible is imperative.

Candidates should have proven reporting experience, be familiar with Mashable's 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. 

Responsibilities:

  • Taking on 2-3 assignments per day
  • Pitching and writing creative, unique stories with social impact at the core
  • Reporting "light lift" news as well as more evergreen stories, lists, etc.
  • Assisting with research
  • Helping with photo stories, videos, and other long-term projects

Qualifications:

  • Minimum availability of 18 hours per week (and up to 40 hours per week)
  • Based in NYC
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Creative ideas Mashable has never seen before
  • Solid news writing skills and a critical eye
  • Strong fact checking skills
  • Strong grasp of style and grammar 
  • 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

Ziff Media Group is a portfolio of brands within Ziff Davis, LLC, a J2 Global company, that includes PCMag, Mashable, AskMen, Offers.com, and BlackFriday.com. 

About Mashable

Mashable is a global media and entertainment company that’s passionate about entertainment, culture, and tech. With smart, spirited coverage of stories that keep people talking, Mashable reaches an audience of 70 million monthly users. Together, our ideas shape the future. Obsess with us. 

Ziff Media Group is committed to diversity and encourages members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.

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