Gothamist is hiring a full-time features editor to work out of our Brooklyn headquarters. The features editor is charged with assigning, editing, and publishing stories written by freelancers and staff writers.
Requirements: An ideal candidate will have three-five years of reporting experience in New York City and familiarity with its political and cultural landscape. They would be capable of writing a concise 500-word story as well as a deeply reported and bulletproof 3,000-word feature.
The ideal candidate should also have at least two years of experience assigning and meticulously editing pieces with patience, clarity, and empathy. This editing work would cover all styles of pieces (from light-hearted to serious) and be able to give feedback to all level of writers (from seasoned journalists down to a writer who has never been published).
A strong candidate will be deeply familiar with the Gothamist voice and style. They should be familiar with the kinds of issues that Gothamist strives to advance and will be able to identify and cultivate new ones.
Our features editor must also be comfortable wearing many hats. A typical day may involve writing a trenchant blog post, giving thoughtful line edits, assigning a freelance photographer, and editing and publishing a breaking news story, all within the span of a few hours.
A sense of humor and irreverence are essential.
Details: Salary and benefits for the position are competitive. If interested, please email a cover letter and resume in the body of the email (no attachments, please!) to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject "Gothamist features editor."
Gothamist LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.