Associate Editor, Media

Slate Magazine
Jul 13, 2013
Aug 12, 2013
Digital Media
Full Time
About The Root:

The Root is the premier news, opinion and culture site for African-American influencers. Over eighty percent of its two million monthly visitors possess a college degree or higher and identify with being part of the Obama Generation. Founded in 2008, under the leadership America's foremost public intellectual, Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. of Harvard University, The Root provides smart, timely coverage of breaking news, thought-provoking commentary and gives voice to a better-educated and more diverse America. The Root is a subsidiary of The Slate Group, owned by The Washington Post Company. Visit us at, on Twitter @TheRoot247 and on Facebook.


* Ability to discover and curate and post photos and videos relevant to African-Americans
* Integrate relevant photos, infographics and video related to news and opinion pieces
* Contribute to editorial calendar planning process on best ways to program videos into process
* Must have ability to seed photos/videos into social media and engage with reader responses


You are the right fit for The Root if you are:

* A passionate news junkie and familiar with the web's top video, news, blogs and social media sites.
* A voracious online consumer of videos on YouTube, top web news and entertainment sites, Vine, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
* Invigorated by a demanding environment that requires copious attention to detail and prolific daily output.
* Well-versed in the use of Content Management Systems to use photos, infographics, embedded videos, hyperlinks, headlines and sub-headlines to enhance viewer engagement with media content (video, photo and audio).
* Excited by the prospect of aggregating and curating MUST SEE ONLINE VIDEOS, PHOTOS and AUDIO (Music, Interviews, Speeches) that engage, inform and entertain site visitors
* 2+ years experience at one of the web's top news and/or online video sites. As well as familiar with leading video platforms services (i.e. Brightcove, Ooyala, Magnify)
* Comfortable in a diverse environment of high achieving professionals looking to win the day, everyday.
* A college degree with academic distinction and/or demonstrated leadership experience.

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