Assistant Editor

  • Editorial
  • Brooklyn, United States

Assistant Editor

Job description

Futurism.com is an independent digital media publication covering the breakthrough technologies and scientific discoveries that will shape humanity’s future. Our mission is to interrogate the development of these transformative technologies as they change the way we live — our culture, our jobs, our lives. Futurism reaches over three million monthly readers and over 50MM monthly views on Facebook, making it one of the largest digital science and technology publishers focused on the future.

 

The ideal candidate for this position is deeply passionate about all things futuristic – everything from the newest use of CRISPR to the latest developments in quantum computing. They’ll be supporting the News Editor in his daily duties, switching seamlessly between writing and editing, closely following multiple beats, developing story ideas, editing a team of writers, filing vivid and accurate stories, and juggling short- and long-term projects.

Requirements

Follow beats about the research, industries, and personalities of the present that will shape the future.

 

Write and edit multiple breaking news stories per day.

 

Pitch and execute feature-length reported stories, argumentative essays, and compelling analysis about the future.

 

Promote your work, communicate with readers, and track feedback on social media.

 

Minimum 1-2 years of experience writing for national publications.

 

A strong news sense and hunger for viral readership.

 

Familiarity with fiction and philosophy about the future.

 

Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills.

 

Proficiency in WordPress/publishing CMS systems.

 

Ability to be both a self-starter and team player.

 

Ability to multitask, stay organized, and balance priorities in a fast-paced environment.

 

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.