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Media, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Saturday, September 18, 2021
 
   
 
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ABOUT THE TEAM AND ROLE

theSkimm is looking to hire an experienced Writer for its editorial team. This is not an entry-level role & candidates must be comfortable with a non-traditional schedule. 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. In this role, youll work closely with the Managing Editors & other editorial staff members to write the Daily Skimm newsletter & special projects or long-form content.

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

  • Write the Daily Skimm newsletter, this includes researching, writing, editing, fact checking, & publishing
  • Build the Daily Skimm article on theSkimm.com & other platforms
  • Assist with other editorial products such as web & theSkimm app
  • Work on special projects and/or long-form content

WHAT WERE LOOKING FOR

  • A minimum of 4-6 years of traditional 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 WOULD SET YOU APART

  • Strong background in fact checking & research
  • Expert understanding of news standards & best practices
  • Experience in media development & strategy
  • Experience with branded content
  • Experience publishing through a CMS

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 mission-driven digital media company giving millennial women the information they need to live their smartest lives. Since launching in 2012, theSkimm has become a trusted source for a community of millions of Skimmrs by seamlessly integrating into their existing routines, fundamentally changing the way its audience consumes news & makes decisions. theSkimm's flagship product, the Daily Skimm, remains the fastest-growing newsletter on the market, & the company continues to innovate, finding new ways to Skimm everything from finance & careers to voting, wellness & downtime. theSkimms product suite has expanded to include two top-rated podcasts, Skimm This'' & Skimmd From the Couch, theSkimm mobile app, Skimm Money & Press Pause newsletters, a new virtual course series called SkimmU, & Skimm Studios for innovative in-house video & audio content. theSkimms first book, How to Skimm Your Life, was released in June 2019 & debuted at #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list. 

And were not done. By continuing to grow the breadth of theSkimm offerings in the lifes necessity categories & expanding our products across events, commerce, customized content & audio, theSkimm ecosystem will become the go-to resource for this generation -- & the ones that follow --  in the most critical areas of their lives. 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 with flexibility for remote work.

 
 
 
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