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INSIDER editor, science and health freelance

Editorial | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

INSIDER is hiring an editor to grow and edit our network of health, science, and parenting freelancers.

As an editor, you will seek out freelancers and edit stories for structure, flow, style and factual accuracy. You will work on all sorts of story formats, including reported pieces, personal essay, slideshows, quick news hits, and longer features. Additionally, you’ll work with teams across Business Insider and INSIDER — including international partners and our product review team — to give “science reads” on stories (in other words, making sure science and health claims are sound).

The ideal candidate is comfortable editing everything from stories about the keto diet to roundups of studies looking at screen time use in young children. They will also enjoy brainstorms and a fast-paced environment.

We’re looking for someone with the following:

  • Motivation to build a brand-new team and work across Insider Inc.
  • A natural ability to frame news in a way that communicates to readers how it will impact them
  • Adeptness at balancing the demands of both accuracy and speed
  • A strong multi-tasking and deadline-oriented style
  • The ability to make complex ideas easy to understand
  • Experience working with freelance writers
  • Copyediting skills and knowledge of social media and SEO best practices

This is a full-time position based out of our New York City headquarters. INSIDER offers competitive compensation packages complete with benefits.

About us:

Insider Inc. is the publisher of INSIDER, Markets Insider, and 17 international editions of Business Insider, including the flagship NY-based US edition. The company pioneered a digital-native approach to news and information that is social and mobile at its core, for an ambitious and curious global audience that grew up with digital. The company launched in 2007, and in ten years, Business Insider has grown to become the most favorite business news brand in the world, when measured by reach. Insider Inc. reaches a global audience of several hundred million readers and viewers. The company also offers a subscription research service, Business Insider Intelligence (BII), that provides in-depth insight, data, and analysis of digital topics. Every year the company hosts IGNITION, an influential media and technology conferences. Insider Inc. is a subsidiary of Axel Springer SE. We are always looking for talented, curious and motivated individuals to join our growing team.