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Business Insider associate editor, Strategy

Editorial | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

Business Insider is hiring an associate editor to work on our Strategy desk, where you’ll report to the Careers and Strategy editor and help oversee a team of full-time reporters and fellows.

The mission of our desk is to cover the (often complicated) story of success. We survey the playing field of opportunity, stalk through the halls of power and wealth, and ultimately equip readers to do great things.

As an associate editor, you’ll review a mix of stories ranging from quick news hits to sponsored posts, longer features, and exclusive content for our Prime paywall readership. Beats you’d help the Careers and Strategy editor manage will include career advice, Q&As with titans of tech, lists and rankings, profiles of small businesses, entrepreneurship guides, and analyses of some of the biggest news in the business world.

This role will include careful line-readings of stories produced by a growing team of reporters at  varying levels of seniority — meaning the ideal candidate will know how to handle conversations with both industry vets, entry-level reporters, and members of our early-career fellowship program.

Besides being an accessible leader with a deft human touch, you should also be:

  • A strong ideator who can come up with great pitches for others on the team to pursue.

  • A born storyteller with precise news judgment — not only do you know what works, you know why it works.

  • An eagle-eyed grammar whiz who can mold story structure and flow while weeding out typos and factual mistakes.

  • A headline pro who can catch a reader’s attention from a title’s first words (and who knows what image pairs best with a winning headline).

  • Someone who can harness the power of metrics (think Google Analytics and Chartbeat) to lead the team to success.

  • A natural project manager who can keep track of a team’s multiple assignments and schedules, and instinctively know what should be prioritized on hectic news days.

  • A thoughtful communicator who can coordinate coverage up, down, and across newsroom hierarchies.

You should have 2-4 years of editorial experience, preferably in a fast-paced digital newsroom (bonus points for business publications). A copyediting background and Photoshop chops are also a plus, but not required.

Created for the digital generation, Business Insider is the largest business news site in the U.S. and one of the fastest-growing news brands in the world. We embrace the themes of positive change and innovation and use fast, fun, and informative storytelling to cover the business, tech, and finance news stories you need to know to work, play and live better.

The position is full-time in our New York City headquarters. Insider Inc. offers competitive compensation packages complete with benefits. If this sounds like your dream job, apply here with your resume and a cover letter explaining why you want to be our new associate editor.