At Medium, we are launching a series of subscription-based publications that will exist to serve readers, not advertisers. One of those publications will center around personal development-from careers, productivity, & money to family & relationships-and we're looking for a forward-thinking leader to launch & lead it. We want someone who is informed & excited about those topics & skilled at covering them with authority, depth, & intelligence. You have experience leading coverage, are a capable & inspiring manager & leader, have a Rolodex of writers & editors you'd love to recruit & work with, & are ready to get your hands dirty (and have fun!) building something new.
This person must love to read & have a sixth sense for what other people want to read. Your team will commission original features, columns, & essays by known & unknown writers & experts, bringing stories & perspectives that are not seen elsewhere. You also know the competitive landscape of general interest & relevant special-interest publications, & have great ideas about how to stand apart, & offer coverage that's well-reported, thoughtful, & makes readers smarter.
Medium isn't where readers will find breaking news; instead, we're looking for stories that will reach & resonate with a broad audience, one that's interested in the world & where it's all headed-and in reading great stories & incisive commentary about the issues of the day.
The right person for this role has deep experience working as an editor, & a stable of talent (writers & editors) they're ready to tap. They should also feel comfortable being the public face of a brand, whether during networking opportunities or media interviews. This editor is a natural leader with an eye for quality, is intellectually curious, & displays excellent judgment at all times.