Medium's mission is to help people deepen their understanding of the world & discover ideas that matter. We are building a place where ideas are judged on the value they provide to readers, not the fleeting attention they can attract for advertisers. We are creating the best place for reading & writing on the internet-a place where today's smartest writers, thinkers, experts, & storytellers can share big, interesting ideas.
Medium is looking for an associate editor to support the Human Parts team in sourcing & editing bold, unique personal essays & perspectives for Human Parts, one of our owned & operated publications. This person must love to read & have a sixth sense for what other people want to read. Medium isn't where readers will find exploitative or generic personal essays; instead, we're looking for smart, experimental human interest stories on topics like mental health, relationships, spirituality, & identity.
The associate editor will identify, edit, & produce self-published essays on Medium, scouring the platform for perspectives that are not being seen elsewhere. They will also manage the Human Parts editorial calendar, organizing all of the tactical details that allow smart, experimental human interest stories to exist - from contracts to payments, copyediting to art direction & production. They should have a knack for developing & streamlining systems that help a team of editors bring great stories to life.
The right person for this role is a superb communicator, a creative & strategic thinker, & a true team player. They are able to manage complex projects & develop strong working relationships across departments to shepherd stories from inception to publication. They have an eye for quality, intellectual curiosity, & excellent project management skills.