At Medium, words matter. We are building the best place for reading and writing on the internet—a place where today’s smartest writers, thinkers, experts, and storytellers can share big, interesting ideas; a place where ideas are judged on the value they provide to readers, not the fleeting attention they can attract for advertisers.
Medium is looking for an experienced features editor to work closely with the deputy editor and editor-in-chief to conceive of, assign and edit features and columns. This is a role for an ideas person with a broad range of interests who knows how to — and loves — pairing an extraordinary idea with an outstanding writer.
She, he, or they should have excellent taste and an interest in bringing in great broad-interest and timely stories by known and emerging writers. This candidate should have a sixth sense for what people want to read.
This person should have the ability to juggle various commissioned assignments at the same time and be able to deliver clean copy daily and weekly.
What will you do?
- Conceive of, assign, and edit 3-5 stories per week
- Work closely with editorial leadership and the deputy editor on high-impact themed packages
- Commission features of various lengths on a wide range of subjects, particularly tech, science and health
- Bring new ideas to work every day and to every story-planning meeting
- Bring in great stories by established and emerging writers
- Write stories as needed for special packages
- Support junior staff members and freelance writers on story packaging, including display copy.
Who are you?
- You have 10+ years of editing experience in the field of journalism
- You are willing to deviate from your day-to-day in the interest of the team
- You can identify and solicit ideas from great writers you don’t yet know
- You are a curious reader with excellent taste and judgment
- You think about packaging individual and groups of stories for maximum impact
- You’re comfortable working in a startup environment
- You like to solve problems quickly
- You’re a straightforward and effective communicator
- You believe that good stories can come from anywhere
We understand the value of diverse backgrounds and respect the healthy expression of diverse opinions. We embrace experimentation and the examination of all kinds of ideas through reasoning and testing. Medium is an equal opportunity employer.
This role can be based in either our New York or San Francisco office.
Interested? We'd love to hear from you.