Editorial Lead, Snapchat Discover

New York, NY

As the Editorial Lead for NowThis on Snapchat Discover, you’ll become part of a fast-growing media team dedicated to storytelling for the mobile-social generation. NowThis is redefining how and where people get their news. The Editorial Lead is responsible for translating the day’s most important news stories, soundbites, trending topics and issues into easily digestible “snaps” that are relevant and memorable to a younger audience. The Editorial Lead is responsible for setting the story slate for our daily edition, assigning stories, writing copy and headlines, and planning out future topic-based editions. The position will reports to the Director of Editorial Creative for operations and to the Editor for overall NT editorial strategy.


    • Could work closely with the Director of Editorial Creative in managing team of junior creatives to produce dynamic, high quality daily video content on deadline for Snapchat Discover
    • Would love to curate a list of timely, relevant stories that will keep our audience informed every day
    • Can identify the most important angle of a story for our audience and channel the NowThis voice through informative, easy-to-understand headlines and copy
    • Can hone and maintain a clear and consistent voice across all stories in a Discover edition
    • Could collaborate with Sr. Video producers and jr producers to identify key moments in video and soundbites that most accurately represent the story and are consistent with copy and headline
    • Would ensure that the daily output of stories feels informative, timely, fresh, and fun, and fits together a “magazine-style” flow of news and trending stories
    • Would work with the newsroom editorial team to communicate major stories from other
    • Could review copy, headlines and visuals throughout various stages of production to check for spelling and factual errors
    • Would be excited to maintain an editorial calendar for planning major stories and occasional topic-themed editions
    • Follow tried and true journalism practices and triple every fact and figure, at a breakneck pac