How much do you care about the future? If you’re a ‘live for today’ kind of writer/editor, this isn’t the gig for you — but if you are wondering just when, exactly, the AI-driven drone clouds will start delivering your dinners (the ones you don’t print out on your 3-D meal printer), then you should definitely read on…
This very diversified, very successful, Silicon Valley giant is on the hunt for a NYC-based freelance editor who’d love exploring the future through the medium of high-end branded content. There’ll be some writing (you can save the plum assignments for yourself), but primarily you’ll be managing a string of top-notch writers who are capable of pitching exceptional business/technology story ideas and delivering magazine-quality prose on deadline.
You’ll be the trustworthy number-two of the in-house content chief, handling details and keeping editorial engine running smoothly. You’ll provide the guidance, leadership and editorial direction that will keep your team of freelancers working efficiently — directing workflows, planning the calendar, enforcing deadlines, moving mountains. You know, the usual. And, of course, you’ll be assigning articles, editing copy, and bringing in new writing talent.
Hired Guns Profile
You are a veteran with top media properties on your resume and top talent in your Rolodex. You’ve worked the technology beat in some capacity and have the well-honed set of skills one would expect in a first-class editor: you’re an idea generator, project manager, team coach, language expert. You’re also a self-starter who can work independently — in the firm’s office, at home or on the road. You walk in with a Rolodex of writing talent and are always on the hunt for new blood. And most importantly, you have a fine-tuned sense of what makes a story work, and what is new and appealing to an audience of tech-forward readers.
This isn’t a job for an off-the-shelf marketing writer focused on how-tos and clickbait. This gig is for someone who could comfortably step into a contributing editor role at Wired or Fast Company without any raised eyebrows. And print isn’t your only platform, you’re comfortable working with digital video and social media, as well.
If you have the right stuff, this gig offers the freedom you crave, the security you need and the creative potential to (almost literally) shoot for the moon.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.