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Media, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Monday, June 13, 2022
 
   
 
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Were hiring a Senior Special Projects Editor, Creative Studio to dream up innovative campaigns to bring to market, & execute with our partners. 

About our team & what well build together

The Creative Studio at theSkimm is made up of strategists, writers, editors & producers who bring our branded content to life across platforms. Reporting to the VP, Creative Studio, the Senior Special Projects Editor will help identify key tentpole opportunities throughout the year, come up with out-of-the-box storytelling ideas, & manage the projects through execution. Were looking for someone who is highly strategic & creative to play a leading role in defining our campaigns & creating opportunities for brand integrations.

How youll contribute to our mission

  • Lead content strategy for tentpole moments, brainstorm out-of-the-box concepts, as well as unique components for each campaign
  • Ideate new, innovative storytelling tactics to drive new revenue streams as part of the sales organization 
  • Lead production of special projects, working with writers, designers, producers, & client-services 
  • Manage & edit both freelance contributors as well as in-house writers for each project  

Youre ready for this! Heres a bit more about what were looking for

  • 6+ years of experience in content creation, preferably at least 3 creating content for brands
  • Excellent editor with seasoned editorial POV & strong judgment
  • Solid understanding of the nuances that come with creating content for brands
  • Familiarity with scoping costs for a project & managing a budget to onboard vendors & freelancers
  • Creative ability to ideate big package ideas & bring them to life & work cross-functionally to steward executions
  • Expert knowledge of media trends & innovation on web, video, experiential, social, & audio
  • Comfortable owning campaigns that require creative thinking & execution across multiple platforms
  • Obsessed with staying on top of emerging technology & storytelling trends (Web3, immersive, experiential etc) 
  • Knowledge of vendors who are leading the charge in emerging tech
  • Stable of freelance creators to call on 
  • Passionate about theSkimm & its mission

Why we love working here

We are mission driven & values driven:

We are collectively building an impactful brand for millennial women by helping them maneuver through lifes necessities. We are providing this community with information & resources so they have the ability, agency, & confidence to live their smartest lives. Every role has a purpose & allows us to equip & enable women to make their best decisions, feel more educated & have the right knowledge at the right time.  

We are values driven at every point - how we work, the way we work & our culture come straight from our core values. Each of us supports this incredible brand & takes part in its continued growth, fulfilling the needs of our audience each & every day.

We put you & your personal lives first - we have a generous benefits policy that demonstrates we are listening to what our employees need:

  • Unlimited vacation policy & generous holiday observances
  • A hybrid working model with flexibility for remote work
  • Comprehensive insurance plans & commuter benefits
  • Auto-enrollment into a MassMutual 401(k) plan starting on your first day & employer contribution available after one year of employment 
  • Rewards for every work anniversary
  • One month paid sabbatical after your five year anniversary as a full-time employee

We support our parents at all points on their journey: 

  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave (adoption, fostering & surrogacy included)
  • Bereavement leave for pregnancy loss
  • Phased return to work schedule availability
  • Flexibility based on parental schedules
  • Access to family building & fertility benefits
  • Flexible & broad-scale child support program

Your well being is our priority: 

  • We honor Sacred Time in our workplace
  • We have aligned company time off during the summer to truly allow for us all to break from our work at the same time
  • We offer fitness membership reimbursement
  • One Medical Membership is included with our benefits

We have a vibrant, collaborative, & supportive culture (we celebrate & have fun!):

  • Weekly company updates led by our co-founders/co-CEOs
  • Weekly lunch stipend for HQ employees
  • ERGs
  • Employee awards ceremonies to celebrate individual accomplishments
  • Clubs & activities designed to meet other employees like book clubs, new hire buddy programs, rooftop lunches, off-sites, & wellness focused classes
  • Numerous culture events that enable our workforce, in the office & remote, to connect & have fun

Your career & development are a priority: 

  • Annual learning & development stipend
  • LEAD@theSkimm, our leadership development program
  • DEI initiatives to ensure we are the best partners & colleagues to each other
  • Career development guidance & planning

And more

  • Competitive salary & equity packages
  • Complimentary access to theSkimms suite of membership products & swag
  • The opportunity to be part of a values-driven, hardworking, & diverse group of people building a media company that makes it easier to live smarter

Our story, Skimmd

Were a mission-driven digital media company giving millennial women the information they need to live their smartest lives. 

At our core, we are writers, editors, producers, designers, marketers, engineers, analysts, sellers, creatives, & strategists all working together to achieve this goal.

Since launching in 2012, we have become a trusted source for a community of millions of Skimmrs by seamlessly integrating into their existing routines, fundamentally changing the way our audience consumes news & makes decisions. Our flagship product, the Daily Skimm, remains the fastest-growing newsletter on the market, & we continue to innovate, find new ways to Skimm everything from finance & careers to voting, wellness & downtime. Our product suite has expanded to include three top-rated podcasts, Skimm This'', Pop Cultured, & 9 to 5ish, theSkimm mobile app, Skimm Money & Skimm Your Life newsletters, a virtual course series called SkimmU, & Skimm Studios for innovative in-house video & audio content. Our 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! We continue to grow the breadth of our offerings in lifes necessary categories & by expanding our products across events, commerce, customized content, & audio, our ecosystem will become the go-to resource for this generation - & the ones that follow -  in the most critical areas of their lives. 

Come join us!

Learn more about us & our other opportunities here.

What about the office?

This is a full-time role based in New York, NY with flexibility for remote work. 

Our office is available to use three days a week - Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday. We have a hybrid environment & ask that employees within the New York Metro area come together in person a minimum of three days per month. All other days are up to the discretion of the employees during the three days a week that the office will be open. We are continuing to closely monitor the state of COVID-19 in New York & will adjust this plan accordingly.

We will require COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone coming to our office. We are following CDC recommendations & will also require additional boosters, & will always follow CDC & NY state guidance on wearing masks in the office.

 
 
 
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