At Medium, words matter. We are building the best place for reading & writing on the internet-a place where today's smartest writers, thinkers, authorities, & storytellers can share big, interesting ideas; a place where ideas are judged on the value they provide to readers, not the fleeting attention they can attract for advertisers.
Medium is looking for a forward-thinking leader to launch & lead a new general interest publication focused on the forces-from politics to culture to business to identity-shaping the world. We want someone who is informed & excited about where the world is headed, & who can ask the right questions to guide coverage across topic areas, from the 2020 U.S. election & immigration reform to #MeToo & race relations. 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 & politics 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 several years of experience working as an editor, & a stable of talent (both freelance & for staff roles) 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.