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Publication or Company Matter Publishing
Job Title Senior Editor
Industry Book Publishing, Internet/Online/New Media, Magazine Publishing
Salary Competitive
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location San Francisco, CA
Job Requirements MATTER has gone a long way in a short time. Now we’re looking for a full-time senior editor to help us take the publication to the next level.

The successful applicant will work with the magazine’s two founders, as well as a small production team, to help MATTER transition to a more frequent publication schedule and expand its product range. We’re looking for someone who has strong skills in feature-length journalism, the organisational chops to manage a hectic publication process, and a contacts book stuffed with great writing talent. More importantly, we want someone who is obsessed with the craft of longform journalism, and who can help us turn MATTER into a publication that competes with the best writing anywhere.


- take lead in editing a range of MATTER stories
- develop, assign and commission MATTER stories
- manage production process (fact-checking, copy editing etc)


- minimum of two years experience editing feature-length/longform non-fiction
- familiarity with science or technology writing journalism preferred, but not essential

This role is offered on an initial six-month contract, with the intention to make the role permanent within that period. It is ideally suited for somebody who can operate from our offices in San Francisco or Manhattan, but we are happy to consider remote working for the right candidate.
About Our Company Since launching in November 2012 following a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, MATTER has established a reputation as a significant new player in the world of innovative longform journalism.

Our first article, a 7,000-word story about a rare neurological condition, was described as a “don’t miss” by Pulitzer prize-winning writer Deborah Blum and won the Association of British Science Writers award for investigative journalism.

We’ve since published a single piece of narrative-driven longform journalism every month; each story sells for $0.99 on our website (https://www.readmatter.com) and on Amazon, as well as in various formats for our growing subscriber base. The New Yorker recently called us a “notable innovator”. Our focus is on the worlds of science, technology, medicine and the environment.

In April 2013, we were acquired by Medium, a new publishing platform established by Twitter co-founder Ev Williams. MATTER continues to be run by Jim Giles and Bobbie Johnson, the journalists who founded it.

Our first story is available for free at https://www.readmatter.com/f/do-no-harm/
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