Brooklyn, New York /
Editorial – The Site /
Slate is hiring a reporter for its human interest section. This is an early-career position with room to grow. We’re looking for a driven, creative reporter who finds unique ways to approach tricky questions in culture and the news. The reporter should excel at coming up with and refining ideas, finding sources, and connecting the dots with original reporting and sharp analysis. This position could cover social trends, relationships, religion, sex, political life, food, and/or internet culture, but the candidate’s interests will help shape the work.
Good humor, clean and lively copy, and a lack of inhibition to chase leads and sources will be keys to success in this job. The role will combine some of the DNA of Slate’s classic Explainers with the human interest section’s incisive view into how our everyday lives and belief systems got to where they are now.
The position is full-time, on staff, with benefits. At least two years in a writing position is required, with reporting experience strongly preferred. Slate welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. The position can be located in New York or D.C. Strong remote candidates will be considered. This is a position covered under a collective bargaining agreement between Slate and the Writers Guild of America East. The base-pay range for this position is $69,000 to $75,000.
• Fast writing and reporting that covers the biggest questions on readers’ minds each day
• Generating ideas for quick reporting and fun, longer-term inquiry
• Operating as an integral part of Slate’s life and culture teams
• A sharp, funny, provocative mind and confidence executing ideas
• At least two years’ experience working as a writer, preferably in a reporting role with feature-writing experience
• A deep well of story ideas and a sharp understanding of the cultural landscape
• Top-notch online sleuthing and communication skills
Slate is committed to excellence through diversity, which involves attracting talented people from diverse backgrounds and traditions. We encourage everyone to apply. If you require a reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process, please let us know. We will do what we can to meet your needs.
Slate, founded in 1996, is a daily online magazine and podcast network that helped invent the voice of the web. Our strong editorial voice and witty take on current events & culture have been recognized with numerous awards, including the National Magazine Award for General Excellence Online. Our podcast network, established in 2005, produces more than 20 podcasts, including Slow Burn, What Next, Decoder Ring and more.
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