INSIDER parenting editor
Editorial | New York, NY | Full Time
INSIDER is hiring an editor to launch and lead parenting coverage on our site.
The ideal candidate is enthusiastic about building a smart destination for parents, covering stories like “The World Health Organization says if your baby is younger than 1 year old, they should spend no time in front of your smartphone,” “Michael Phelps reveals the simple things parents can do to help their kids learn to swim like fearless champs,” “Beyoncé had toxemia when pregnant with her twins — here's what you need to know about the condition,” and “50 products new parents actually want to buy from Amazon.”
Our style is smart, conversational, exciting, and geared toward a general audience. The parenting editor will work on quick news posts, slideshows, provocative essays, and feature stories, among other things. They should expect to do some of their own writing, and will also develop and edit a roster of freelancers and contributors.
The ideal candidate has a clear vision for building a parenting section geared towards smart, engaged parents and parents-to-be. They have experience both writing and editing, and are brimming with ideas on how to cover the broad and diverse array of topics this audience cares about. They are 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 parenting trends and 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 both staff and freelance writers
Copyediting skills and knowledge of social media and SEO best practices
At least 3 years experience as a parenting 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 parenting editor.
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.