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Music Writer - Vulture
DevOps Engineer
PR Associate

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Freelance Copy Editors

NYMag.com is seeking freelance copy editors. Suitable candidates will have a familiarity with Words Into Type and web publishing tools, and also be comfortable working at a very fast pace. Please submit a résumé, cover letter, and hours of availability to alicia.kennedy@nymag.com.

No phone calls, please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Please regard your resume as having been received unless your email is bounced back. EOE.

Freelance Submissions

New York magazine occasionally publishes articles written by freelance writers. To pitch story ideas to the magazine, please email a letter of inquiry to editorialsubmissions@nymag.com. In the event that your story is selected for further evaluation, you will be contacted by a representative of the Editorial Department. No phone calls please. Thank you for your interest in New York.

Editorial

Music Writer - Vulture

New York Magazine’s entertainment blog Vulture is looking for a new daily music writer. The ideal candidate will have a deep knowledge and love for pop music in all of its forms, with a native understanding for how stories spread over social media. Although an ability to generate smart commentary is required, this is not a traditional critic job; reviewing albums is not part of the mandate.

Requirements

  • A strong familiarity with pop music of all kinds and the people who make it
  • Comfortable with a 24/7 news cycle
  • Ability to find identify big stories and find clever, funny, and unique angles on them
  • Ability to write both long thinkpieces and quicker riffs off the news
  • Familiarity with different social media environments, and understanding of how to target stories to them
  • Ability to spot trends and generate ideas for larger projects
  • Fluency with images, GIFs, video and other forms of multimedia

To apply: Send a résumé and cover letter to hr@nymag.com with the subject line "Music Blogger, Vulture - NYM". Please include salary requirements in your cover letter.

No phone calls, please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Please regard your resume as having been received unless your email is bounced back. EOE.

Web Technology & Development

DevOps Engineer

New York Magazine seeks an experienced systems engineer with five or more years of experience to lead our efforts in automation and configuration management as well contribute to the administration of our systems including servers, networking and storage. The administrator will be responsible for automating and maintaining and growing a scalable, reliable, secure and highly available environment, joining a team responsible for 24x7 web environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead efforts in automation and configuration management
  • Contribute to capacity planning and disaster recovery
  • Establish clear, documented standards for new processes and tool usage
  • Propose and implements system enhancements
  • Build out a cloud infrastructure (AWS)
  • Administer server, storage and networking systems

Experience:

  • Continuous Integration/Continuous deployment experience
  • Configuration Management Tools (Puppet, Chef or similar)
  • Work closely with the development team to identify requirements and implement solutions
  • Monitoring and Management Tools (Nagios, Zenoss or Similar)
  • Amazon AWS server management
  • Apache, MySQL, MongoDB, Solr administration
  • Java VM tuning
  • Keep all existing installs up-to-date with the latest patches and OS versions
  • Deploy software developed by the development team to production
  • Manage storage network and NFS servers
  • Build and configure server hardware and associated devices.
  • Monitor systems in our datacenter (CPU, Network IO, Disk IO, Application Health)
  • Manage BigIP F5 load balancers
  • Manage system-level security of our servers
  • Manage DNS
  • Manage backup strategy

Requirements:

  • 5+ years experience administering Redhat or other Linux operating systems
  • Strong scripting experience (Python or programming experience a plus)
  • Strong experience in automation
  • Experience managing storage devices such as SAN and NAS
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Mastery of the command line
  • Experience with open source technologies
  • Automation configuration management tools such as Puppet or Chef
  • Continuous Integration services like Jenkins/Hudson
  • Strong experience administering Apache and other web technologies
  • Repository tools such as SVN and GIT

A Plus:

  • VMWare
  • MySQL database administration
  • Monitoring tools such as Cacti or Nagios
  • Networking experience (routers, switches, firewalls)

To apply: Please send résumé and cover letter to hr@nymag.com with “DevOps - NYM” in the subject line. Please include salary requirements in your cover letter.

No phone calls, please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Please regard your resume as having been received unless your email is bounced back. EOE.

Audience Development

PR Associate

Responsibilities:

This position plays a key role in the public relations efforts of New York Media, including daily pitching. The role offers a unique opportunity to work closely with multiple departments at a dynamic media company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research and compile a daily media coverage report, culling from multiple sources, along with weekly and as-needed reports and record keeping.
  • Maintain writer and editor bios and links to TV appearances.
  • Pitch magazine and web content from across New York Media’s key verticals—including entertainment, fashion, politics, and food—to a variety of news outlets, with a focus on digital.
  • Use web analytics tools to regularly evaluate digital outreach efforts and identify new opportunities.
  • Monitor trends via real-time reporting and identify ways to leverage current topics of interest to a higher degree.
  • Monitor PR industry best practices and make recommendations on department processes.
  • Social media posting and outreach: Working closely with Audience Development department and PR director, the coordinator will post directly to select NYM social media accounts and manage outreach to external social media contacts.
  • Working with PR director, develop and execute plan to generate coverage of semi-annual weddings issues.
  • Working with PR director, develop and execute plans to promote marketing events, including New York Weddings, New York Taste, and New York Culinary Experience.
  • Help to execute media appearances (call in products, assist at tapings and live shots).
  • Execute awards submission and tracking process, and identify new awards for consideration.
  • With guidance from PR director, draft and distribute monthly company newsletter
  • There will be some evening and weekend event work.

Ideal Candidate Profile:

  • Candidates should have some public relations experience--internships and/or 1-2 years’ work experience, ideally with some pitching experience.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and on the telephone.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

To apply: Please send your salary requirements, CV and cover letter to hr@nymag.com with “PR Assoc – NYM” in the subject line.

No phone calls, please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Please regard your resume as having been received unless your email is bounced back. EOE.

 

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