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Media, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2020
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theSkimm is hiring an experienced editor to oversee operations, strategy, & content creation for its website, theSkimms editorial team is a collaborative group of journalists who write, report & edit high quality content, while crafting it in theSkimms voice. This position provides the opportunity to grow traffic & engagement on, develop & execute a content strategy, & oversee all content creation on the site. This role reports to the Managing Editor, News.   


  • Lead web editorial strategy, operations, & promotion of content on
  • Editorial stakeholder for theSkimm.coms traffic growth & OKRs, & main point of contact with product & design 
  • Lead editor for Skimm 2020 election content 
  • Lead editor for theSkimm.coms news guides
  • Lead editor for timely news articleslead weekly pitch meetings, manage the production process, & edit copy
  • In charge of implementing theSkimm.coms style guide
  • Partner with marketing, product, & analytics on strategy for growing web traffic 
  • Main point-of-contact for marketing initiatives involving news products (the Daily Skimm, theSkimms Instagram, & theSkimm App)
  • Work with the audio & video teams to develop growth strategy for multimedia content on
  • Work with the Managing Editor, News on editorial calendar planning
  • Backup editor for the Daily Skimm Newsletter & news social posts 


  • 5+ years of digital newsroom experience writing, editing & fact checking
  • 3+ years of management experience 
  • Strong journalistic judgment & fact-checking standards
  • Experience working on tight deadlines
  • Experience in a fast-paced news environment, with an ability to anticipate & respond quickly to change
  • Ability to self-motivate & be a team player across multiple departments


  • 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
  • Catered Friday lunches & monthly gatherings
  • A vibrant office environment full of books, couches & a roof deck 
  • 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


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 seven 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!

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

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