|Date Posted||July 24, 2019|
|Salary||$45,000 to $50,000|
Senior Editor @ Inside
Inside.com is a network of email newsletters. We publish high quality roundups that curate, summarize, and analyze all of the most important news in many different verticals and industries. Some examples are venture capital, beer, cybersecurity, electric vehicles, virtual and augmented reality, cannabis, artificial intelligence, drones, and more.
Our newsletters are broken into two parts: the Inside Top Ten, and feature stories.
The Inside Top Ten is a collection of 10 short briefs highlighting the 10 most important/interesting links of the day in that topic (see an example here). Each Top Ten needs to be comprehensive, accurate, tightly written, and do a fantastic job getting readers up to speed on the news of the day.
Our feature stories include interviews, roundups, reviews, and other original content.
We're looking for a Senior Editor to oversee the quality of all of this content – particularly the Top Ten. That means proofreading, overseeing other editors, and working with writers to keep their news judgment sharp and their writing on point.
Our team is entirely distributed – so you can work from anywhere.
You don't need deep experience in technology reporting, but you should have a broad understanding of startups, venture capital, emerging tech, editing, team management, leading teams, etc.
Here are some broad requirements:
Grit. This is not a "go through the motions" type of role. You'll need to roll up your sleeves and get shit done, have the tenacity to keep a fast-growing editorial operation running smoothly, and the creativity to ensure we never stop improving.
Leadership. A key part of this role is motivating those around you to maintain high quality, consistency, and creativity in the work we publish.
Attention to detail. You should be able to spot a typo from a mile away, and should also have the ability to edit with a deep understanding of style, voice, context, and more. You're going to need top-notch writing, editing, and fact-checking chops.
Communication. This role is as much about editorial as it is about managing and interacting with the team, priorities, and roadmaps.
Time management and organization. This is a demanding role that requires excellent time management and efficiency
And some specific requirements:
At least 5 years experience in editorial – could be reporting, editing, etc.
At least 3 years experience as a journalist – doing original reporting
Stellar editing proficiency
Tech/business reporting – covering startups, software, hardware, VC, etc.
Technical competence – You don't need to know how to code, but you need to be an expert in learning a CMS and finding and mastering new software tools.
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