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INSIDER health editor

Editorial | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

INSIDER is hiring a full-time editor to focus on health.

The team covers health through stories like “More women are using marijuana while pregnant, but doctors aren't sure how it might affect their babies,” 7 ways that drinking coffee is connected to better health and a longer life,” and “Marie Kondo's Netflix special 'Tidying Up' has gone viral after seemingly changing people's lives, but experts stress a clean space isn't for everyone.” The health vertical covers a wide range of topics, from nutrition to rare diseases to sex and relationships, and the health editor should be excited about tackling all of these and more.

Our style is smart, conversational, exciting, and geared toward a general audience. That means this editor will work on quick news posts, slideshows, provocative essays, and feature stories, among other things. While the bulk of the job consists of editing, we are looking for someone who is also eager to jump in and write stories as necessary. 

The ideal candidate is someone with a science and health editing background who is sharp, quick-thinking, and comfortable juggling multiple stories on a short turnaround. This person should be excited about INSIDER’s mission to serve a huge digital audience through all kinds of storytelling, via all digital platforms. 

We’re looking for someone with the following:

  • A natural ability to pick out health trends and frame news in a way that communicates to readers how it will impact them

  • A special interest in editing and writing stories about nutrition and exercise

  • 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 both staff and freelance writers

  • Copyediting skills and knowledge of social media and SEO best practices

  • At least 3 years experience as a science or health editor 

This is a full-time position based in our New York office. Insider Inc. offers competitive compensation and full benefits packages.

INSIDER is great journalism about what passionate people actually want to know. That’s everything from news to food, celebrity to science, politics to sports and all the rest. It’s smart. It’s fearless. It’s fun. We push the boundaries of digital storytelling. Our mission is to inform and inspire.

If this sounds like your dream job, APPLY HERE with a resume and cover letter telling us why you want to be our new health editor.