Assistant Editor

  • Editorial
  • Brooklyn, United States

Assistant Editor

Job description

Futurism Description:

Futurism is a digital media publication that covers the breakthrough technologies and scientific discoveries that will shape humanity’s future. Our mission is to empower our readers and drive the development of these transformative technologies towards maximizing human potential. Futurism reaches over seven million unique readers and garners over 150m views on Facebook per month, making it one of the largest digital science and technology publishers, full stop.



Job Description:

The ideal candidate for this position is deeply passionate about all things futuristic – everything from the newest use of CRISPR to the latest altcoin. They’ll be supporting the Managing Editor in her daily duties, switching seamlessly between writing and editing. Don’t worry, our writers don’t need micromanaging – and you shouldn’t either. You should be able to identify good stories, craft quality pitches, and take direction well – all while turning in voice-forward, error-free copy with exciting ideas and captivating narratives.


No science writing background? No problem. Be funny, flexible, receptive to feedback, have a steady hand, and a hunger for news. Come with editorial sensibility and enthusiasm for working at a fast-paced startup.


Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in a related field

  • 1-2 years of editing experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Optimize stories for SEO and social

  • Familiarity with Wordpress is beneficial but not required

The role will be reporting to Futurism’s Managing Editor, and facing Futurism’s Content Director.

Futurism is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Disclaimer:

Futurism is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.