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Media, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2021
 
   
 
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ABOUT THE TEAM AND ROLE

theSkimm is looking to hire a Junior Writer for its editorial team. theSkimms editorial team is a collaborative group of journalists from traditional media backgrounds, & we understand how to write high quality journalism in theSkimms distinct voice. We're looking for a news junkie who will work closely with the Daily Skimm team to research, write, fact-check, & build the Daily Skimm newsletter. Candidates must be comfortable with a non traditional schedule.

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

  • Write & update the Daily Skimm newsletter for the latest breaking news before it publishes
  • Build the Daily Skimm article on theSkimm.com & other platforms
  • Write news articles & large-scale campaigns for theSkimm.com 
  • Work on special projects and/or long-form content, including researching, writing, editing, fact-checking, & publishing

WHAT WERE LOOKING FOR

  • A minimum of 2-3 years of traditional or digital newsroom experience
  • Experience working in a breaking news environment
  • Excellent writing & editorial judgment
  • Experience with research & fact-checking 
  • Track record of working effectively under pressure to hit deadlines
  • Passion for theSkimm & its mission, & the ability to write in theSkimm's voice
  • The ability to be a self-starter & a team player
  • Bachelor's degree

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Comprehensive insurance plans, commuter benefits & 401(k) starting on your first day
  • Competitive salary & equity packages
  • Flexible vacation policy & generous holiday observances
  • One Medical Membership
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Complimentary access to theSkimms growing suite of membership products 
  • The opportunity to be part of a values-driven, hardworking & diverse group of people building a membership company that makes it easier to live smarter

ABOUT THESKIMM

theSkimm is a membership company dedicated to helping female millennials live smarter lives. By seamlessly integrating into our members existing routines, we've become a trusted brand to more than 12 million people. We're fundamentally changing the way our members consume news, consider products or services, & take action on important things happening in their lives. Our flagship product, the Daily Skimm, is still the fastest growing email newsletter on the market, & we've grown our product suite to fit into other routines at home, work, & on-the-go. theSkimm App debuted at #1 in News in iTunes, our podcast "Skimm'd from The Couch" reached #1 in Apple Podcasts within hours of launching, & more than 200,000 people voted with us in the 2018 midterm elections.

As theSkimm grows, we're committed to helping our members tackle big decision-making moments in life by giving them the information they need to make informed & empowered choices whether that be in civic engagement, finance, career, health, & more. Founded in 2012 by two friends on a couch, we've since grown to over 100 employees based in NYC. We are passionate. We are a TEAM. We work hard, but we know when to take a break to enjoy each other's company. Our products help people live smarter lives & we're building a brand trusted by millions of female millennials across the country. Join us!

Please attach your resume & a cover letter. We're looking for voice, wit, & humor, so to the extent that you can, please write your cover letter in the style of a Daily Skimm newsletter.

This is a full-time role based in New York, NY

 
 
 
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