TITLE Associate Editor LOCATION: NYC FLSA/DOL STATUS: Exempt/Full-Time BRAND: Fast Company
ABOUT THE ROLE Fast Company is looking for an associate editor who will be primarily responsible for contributing as a writer and an editor to the print magazine and the Recommender vertical online. The ideal candidate will be someone who brims with ideas and story pitches, enjoys magazine-making, and has an interest in the topics Fast Company covers: a thoughtful mix of big companies and intriguing startups; the intersection of business and culture; and emerging leaders in the worlds of technology, entertainment, social good, and beyond. There are also ample opportunities to contribute to Fastcompany.com and be part of company-wide projects, including video and podcast content and live events. This position will be represented by the Fast Company and Inc. Union/WGA.
What You'll Be Doing: • Conceiving, assigning, and editing short-form stories and editorial packages for print, including contributing to Fast Company’s awards-program franchises • Developing ideas and editing stories for the Recommender vertical, which highlights new products and brands • Collaborating with digital reporters to workshop ideas for print; identifying and cultivating new contributors to Fast Company • Managing larger editorial projects: assigning to multiple writers, juggling deadlines, coordinating with photo and art teams; and moving stories through production • Reaching out to companies and executives to deepen industry knowledge, develop pitches, and secure their participation in stories • Pitching ideas of business leaders and companies for Fast Company events, videos, and podcasts
What We're Looking For: • At least 3 years of editorial experience, ideally in print • Excellent writing and editing skills • Knowledge of and interest in the companies, people, and topics that Fast Company covers • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment • A keen eye for seeing multiple story and format possibilities and structuring them for each platform • A natural affinity for collaborating and openness to taking direction • Strong organizational skills • Endless curiosity