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Vulture Editorial

Senior Editor (Music) - Vulture
Music Columnist - Vulture
TV Columnist - Vulture
Senior Editor, TL - Vulture

NYMag Editorial

Social Media Engagement Editor
Designer

The Cut

Instagram Editor

Science of Us

Associate Editor

Tech Blog

Associate Editor, Entertainment
Gadget Columnist

Branded Content Studio

Content Strategist

Client Solutions

Senior Copywriter

Design and Web Development

Director of Digital Design and User Experience
Art Director
Senior Web Developer

Audience Development

SEO Editor

Internships

Intern, Video
New York Magazine Junior Reporting-Writing Internship Program

Freelance Submissions

Freelance Submissions

Vulture Editorial

Senior Editor (Music) - Vulture

Position Overview:

This role is responsible for overseeing Vulture’s music coverage, helping to edit major packages, and assigning and editing original web features daily. The editor will work with a small team of music writers to plan and execute coverage of major releases and events, and respond rapidly to news with insightful commentary and context. They will also be expected to conceive and execute ideas for editorial series, and to assign and edit movies and TV features on occasion.

Requirements:

  • Familiarity with the entertainment landscape across genres, particularly music
  • Ability to conceptualize overall identity and voice for music coverage
  • Skilled at constantly generating original ideas for commentary, profiles and reported features, off both the news and release calendar
  • Experience assigning, editing and multitasking at an online pace, and using data to help inform coverage choices
  • Strong line-editing skills
  • Facility with social media-optimized headlines
  • Comfortable using different tools — images, GIFs, video, and other forms of multimedia — to tell stories
  • Solid stable of freelance writers

Position Location: New York, NY

To apply: Please send your salary requirements, CV and cover letter to hr@nymag.com with "Senior Editor, MF - NYM" in the subject line.

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

Music Columnist - Vulture

Position Overview:

New York Magazine’s entertainment blog Vulture is looking for a music columnist. The ideal candidate will have a deep knowledge and love for pop music in all of its forms, and an understanding for how stories spread over social media. The position will involve writing daily commentary on the biggest stories in music, helping to formulate and execute editorial strategies and coverage plans, and working with freelance writers.

Requirements:

  • A strong familiarity with pop music of all kinds and the people who make it
  • Comfortable with a 24/7 news cycle, and willing to respond to breaking news
  • Ability to identify big stories and find clever, funny, and unique angles on them
  • Experience writing 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 other writers and larger projects
  • Fluency with images, GIFs, video and other forms of multimedia

Position Location: New York, NY

To apply: Please send your resume and samples of your work to hr@nymag.com with the subject line "Music Columnist, Vulture – NYM". Include salary requirements in your cover letter.

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

TV Columnist - Vulture

Position Overview:

New York Magazine’s entertainment blog Vulture is looking for a TV columnist. The ideal candidate will have deep familiarity with all types of television. The position will involve writing TV reviews, daily commentary on the biggest moments in television every week, and working with the TV team to formulate long-term TV coverage.

Requirements:

  • Strong knowledge of current TV shows, the industry, and an ability to identify what shows are worth covering aggressively.
  • Capable of writing both more ambitious stories on trends in television and quicker, daily riffs off big moments in TV the previous night.
  • Skilled at idea generation and finding new, interesting ways into topics
  • Ability to turn in clean copy, write thoughtfully and critically, and bring a strong voice to Vulture's TV coverage
  • Participate weekly on The Vulture TV Podcast to discuss the biggest shows of the moment and TV trends
  • Fluency with images, GIFs, video, and other forms of multimedia

Position Location: New York, NY

To apply: Please send your resume and samples of your work to hr@nymag.com with the subject line "TV Columnist, Vulture – NYM". Include salary requirements in your cover letter.

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

Senior Editor - Vulture

Position Overview:

Vulture, New York Magazine’s entertainment site, is looking to add a new Senior Editor to oversee both TV recaps and recommendation-based coverage. The ideal candidate will possess a deep knowledge of pop culture and the ability to work with writers to develop and produce compelling, accessible articles. This is a NY-based position that will involve working some nights each week.

Requirements:

  • Familiarity with the entertainment landscape across genres, particularly television
  • Ability to constantly generate original ideas for lists, guides and charts, and to use those formats in innovative ways
  • Experience assigning, editing and multitasking at an online pace, and using data to help inform coverage choices
  • Experience assigning, editing and multitasking at an online pace, and using data to help inform coverage choices
  • Strong line-editing skills
  • Facility with social media-optimized headlines
  • Comfortable using different tools — images, GIFs, video, and other forms of multimedia — to tell stories
  • Solid stable of freelance writers

Position Location: New York, NY

To apply: Please send your salary requirements, CV and cover letter to hr@nymag.com with "Senior Editor, TL" in the subject line.

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

NYMag Editorial

Social Media Engagement Editor

Reports to:
Editor, Digital

Position Overview:

This position guides the social media strategies for New York Media and manages the social media team. The key is to make data-driven recommendations based on the engagement patterns of social audiences. The top priority of this position is to gather and assess relevant platform and site analytics to determine how to augment the Company’s social media audiences and engagement levels (working with the Audience Development, Editorial, Product and Design teams). This role will also retain some social account posting responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Take a lead role in determining New York Media’s social media strategies. Look for ways to grow social account followings, increase engagement on social platforms, provide insights to Editorial on content performance, help the Product and Design teams optimize for sharing/virality, help steer social marketing efforts and provide outreach guidance to Public Relations.
  • Manage a team of social media editors and freelancers.
  • Ensure a steady level of experimentation is maintained. Brainstorm new ideas with key stakeholders and devise test plans across the relevant platforms accordingly.
  • Oversee social analytics in partnership with the Manager of Audience Analytics and the Social Media Editors.
  • Consistent analysis of social behavior on both the Company sites and the social platforms is required in order to share specific observations and make informed recommendations regularly. Recommendations should include thoughts on headlines, copy for social posts, images and beyond.
  • Insights for Editorial coverage of news events based on dynamics seen in social channels are also welcome. Monitor trends via real-time reporting and identify ways for the company to leverage current topics of interest to a higher degree.
  • Develop growth strategies for Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Reddit, Snapchat and other social platforms where the Company is less established. Identify and research emerging social networks.
  • Execute competitor assessments by content vertical. Take a lead role in leveraging the analytics tools available via Omniture, Facebook Insights, CrowdTangle and beyond.
  • Devise launch strategies for new magazine issues and digital content packages.
  • Coordinate efforts in the social media channels made by Editorial, PR and Marketing. Manage linkshare partnerships with other media organizations.
  • Provide guidance and support to the NYM writers to facilitate contributions in social media.
  • In partnership with the Social Media Editors, maintain best practices for each account with respect to tone, subject matter, frequency, and timing of posts.
  • Stay abreast of relevant industry benchmarks and assess the company’s relative performance on an ongoing basis. Identify gaps and areas of opportunity for improvement.
  • Make recommendations on tools and the designs of interactive areas of the company sites where there is potential to inspire more sharing of content. Build business rationales based on industry best practices for specific changes to the New York Media sites.

Ideal Candidate Profile:

  • 3-4 years of experience developing and executing social media strategies, preferably with some staff management experience.
  • Background in publishing, ideally in editorial or public relations roles at news media companies. Experience generating content for social media is critical.
  • Collegial - demonstrated ability to successfully manage interdepartmental relationships
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills. Editorial sensibilities that align with New York’s voice, tone, and editorial POV. Knowledge of industry and competitors in the space.
  • Substantial experience with social media and CMS enterprise such as HootSuite, Bit.ly, SocialFlow, CrowdTangle, Twitter Analytics and Facebook Insights.

To apply: Please send your salary requirements, CV, and cover letter to hr@nymag.com with the subject line "Social Media Engagement Editor - NYM".

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.

Designer

Position Overview:

New York seeks a designer for its print editorial art department. Candidates should have at least 2-3 years magazine or studio experience; an eye for complex page design; a love of typography; an interest in finding new illustration talent; the ability to work on a team in a fast-paced environment. Responsibilities include designing department pages, infographics, and packages in a fast-paced and highly collaborative environment. Proficiency in InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop required. Experience with K4 a plus.

To apply:Please send all resumes to artdept.jobs@nymag.com with "Designer" in the subject line and include PDF samples or links to portfolio.

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.

New York Media Branded Content Studio

Content Strategist

Reports to:
Senior Director of Branded Content

Position Overview:

New York Media, publisher of New York magazine, nymag.com, The Cut, Vulture, Grub Street, and Science of Us, is seeking an experienced Content Strategist for its growing in-house branded content studio.

The Content Strategist is the creative engine of the studio. This Strategist is responsible for coming up with unique, original ideas for content that meet our advertiser’s objectives, entertain our readers, and stay true to New York’s editorial voice. This role is the post-sale creative lead and will shepherd native advertising projects through development: Creating or overseeing the creation of high-quality content; coordinating the efforts of multiple teams (Product Dev, Sales, Ad Ops); communicating with clients; and interpreting metrics to hone content strategy.

Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize original, ambitious native advertising campaigns that translate our client’s objectives into great content.
  • Manage the creation and execution of native advertising campaigns, shaping the story and creative along the way. Be a gatekeeper for quality control.
  • Be a point person for clients. Guide them through the campaign creation process, communicate milestones, and manage expectations.
  • Source writers, directors, producers, editors, designers and any other necessary talent. Manage those resources and cultivate the relationships.
  • Step into a hands-on creator’s role when necessary.
  • Optimize campaigns by tracking performance data and recommending strategic A/B testing.
  • Dream up “never been done before” built-if-sold programs that help win new business.

Requirements:

  • At least 2 years of experience at a digital publisher’s in-house branded content/native advertising studio.
  • 6+ years in advertising, content marketing, and/or content creation
  • Understanding of traditional digital metrics (TSV, CTR, PV’s, and more), plus a willingness to embrace new metrics as the industry evolves.
  • BA, BS, or equivalent degree.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • You have an interest in pop-culture and/or fashion and beauty.
  • Your writing jumps off the screen, whether it’s an article, a headline, or an email. Write a short cover letter that shows off your writing chops and we’ll give it extra attention.
  • You’re comfortable moving between different types of projects, from articles, to videos, to slideshows, or something entirely new.
  • You’re a constant source of great ideas.
  • You’re highly conversant in all aspects of native advertising and branded content: the language, the process, key players, challenges, and opportunities.

To apply: Please send your salary requirements, CV and cover letter to hr@nymag.com with “Content Strategist - 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.

The Cut

Instagram Editor

Reports to:

This position reports to New York Magazine's engagement editor and the Cut's editorial director.

Position Overview:

The Cut is seeking an experienced Instagram editor. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the fashion and beauty space on Instagram, and have years of experience as an Instagram manager or a photo editor for a fashion and/or beauty brand. The position will involve working closely with New York Magazine's social media team and the Cut's editors to produce Instagram-first fashion shoots, arrange Instagram takeovers/partnerships, coordinate coverage of fashion and beauty events, and grow the Cut’s audience size and boost engagement.

Responsibilities:

  • Refine @thecut's visual identity on Instagram, in collaboration with the Cut's editorial director and New York Magazine's engagement editor.
  • Maintain an editorial calendar for @thecut and manage day-to-day posting.
  • Conceptualize photo projects and franchises -- largely Instagram exclusives, though some may be repackaged into stories on the Cut's website.
  • Hire talent for Instagram takeovers and coordinate partnerships.
  • Plan and lead Insta-meets.
  • Explore user-generated content opportunities.
  • The Instagram editor will work closely with New York Magazine's engagement editor to analyze data and provide best practices for the Cut editorial team.
  • When time allows, the Instagram editor will contribute to @nymag and assist New York Magazine's social media team with photo editing requests to optimize articles for various social media platforms.

  • 1-3 years of experience growing a brand on Instagram (a personal brand, or an institutional account).
  • Strong eye for photos that will perform well on Instagram, and sharp writing skills for post captions.
  • Solid photo editing skills.
  • Working knowledge of the fashion and beauty space on Instagram, from best practices to influencers and the competitive landscape.
  • Experience conceptualizing and coordinating photo shoots.

Position Location: New York, NY

To apply: Please send your salary requirements, CV and cover letter to socialmediajobs@nymag.com with "Instagram Editor, The Cut" in the subject line.

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

Science of Us

Associate Editor

Position Overview:

New York Magazine’s Science of Us is looking for a new writer. The ideal candidate will be endlessly curious about human behavior, with a proven track record of applying sound scientific research to answer and explore interesting questions about why people do the things we do.

Requirements/Skills:

  • Ability to quickly and accurately read, analyze and summarize scientific research
  • Experience translating academic jargon into stories that appeal to a general audience
  • Writing style must be engaging – and a sense of humor doesn’t hurt
  • Comfortable generating original ideas
  • Ability to write clean copy multiple times daily on short turnaround with minimal supervision
  • Experience writing at an online pace

To apply: Please send your resume, cover letter, and samples of your work to hr@nymag.com with "Associate Editor, Science of Us – NYM" in the subject line. Include salary requirements in your cover letter. Include the samples of your work as links, not attachments.

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

Tech Blog

Associate Editor, Entertainment (Tech Blog)

Position Overview:

New York Media's technology blog is looking for a smart, funny, creative writer and reporter to cover the increasingly influential world of social-media celebrity: Vine stars, Instagram celebrities, YouTube personalities, Twitch streamers, and the fan bases that make them famous. The ideal candidate is fascinated with the world of online celebrity both as a fan and an critic, and can intelligently and humorously translate its narratives and introduce its characters to broad audience, as well as report out stories and analyze its growth. The job involves pitching and writing multiple stories a day, as well as planning and working closely with an editor to execute on longer features and columns.

Qualifications:

  • Fluency in the language and culture of the internet in general and social media in particular.
  • Ability to spot emerging trends, new voices, and compelling uses of social media.
  • Ability to generate story ideas from those observations for both the short- and long-term.
  • Knack for translating slang and insider knowledge into appealing stories for a general audience.
  • Talent for explaining youth and digital culture in funny, engaging stories.
  • Experience working in a high-volume newsroom.
  • Fantastic news sense and storytelling instincts.
  • Strong writing and reporting skills.
  • A strong sense of humor.

To apply: Please send your resume, cover letter, and samples of your work to hr@nymag.com with "Assoc. Editor, Ent (Tech) – NYM" in the subject line. Include salary requirements in your cover letter. Include the samples of your work as links, not attachments.

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

Gadget Columnist

Position Overview:

New York Media's technology blog is looking for a smart, funny, helpful writer to cover gadgets and the world of physical technology. The ideal candidate is interested in technology as it’s actually used in our lives, not as an abstract collection of specs and measurements, and can write reviews, advice, and service packages for the general-interest consumer engagingly and authoritatively. The job involves writing daily commentary on the biggest stories in the gadget world, preparing weekly columns and reviews, and developing, pitching, and writing longer features focusing on service.

Qualifications:

  • Strong familiarity with consumer technology, from smartphones to TVs to VR to self-driving cars.
  • Comfortable analyzing and responding quickly to news stories.
  • Knack for translating specs, measurements, sales pitches and techno-babble into genuinely helpful reviews and criticism.
  • Strong sense of self-motivation.
  • Ability to work well and quickly under pressure.
  • Familiarity with different social media environments, and understanding of how to target stories to them.
  • Ability to write clean copy multiple times daily on short turnaround.
  • Ability to spot trends and generate ideas for larger projects.
  • Fantastic news sense and storytelling instincts.
  • Strong writing and reporting skills.
  • Strong sense of humor.

To apply: Please send your resume, cover letter, and samples of your work to hr@nymag.com with "Gadget Columnist – NYM" in the subject line. Include salary requirements in your cover letter. Include the samples of your work as links, not attachments.

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

Client Solutions

Senior Copywriter

Across a variety of brands and platforms, New York Media tells the stories of our time while helping savvy urbanites discover the new, the next and undiscovered. Through a combination of penetrating news and service journalism, we provide spot on analysis and commentary on the cultural zeitgeist.

We are looking for a fresh-voiced copywriter who is just as comfortable creating a new ad campaign or style guide as they are writing sales collateral and promotional voice over copy. Reporting to the Director of Sales Development, the Senior Copywriter will help define the continually evolving brands and provide each with a voice as unique as the company's consumer-facing offerings.

The ideal candidate is highly creative, organized, independent, energetic, and responsible. The candidate must be able to execute/manage a variety of writing assignments with tight deadlines in a fast-paced department, and have the ability to switch seamlessly between print, digital, and social media projects. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years’ experience with either an advertising agency or media company, understands tight deadlines and is open to trying new things.

Responsibilities:

  • Projects include conception and oversight of the creation of internal sales/media kit materials, special advertising sections, other miscellaneous writing tasks.
  • Additional responsibilities are overall quality control/editing/proofing, creating/maintaining production schedules, coordinating updates/approvals, as well as managing freelance copywriter(s) as needed.

Job Specifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Communications, Advertising/Marketing, Journalism, English, or related Writing degree
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in an agency or in-house creative department
  • Creativity, passion for our ad products, and flexibility in a dynamic work environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented, independent, and well organized
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with Integrated Marketing, Branded Content, Social Media, Events, Art, Research, Editorial, and Sales staffs, as well as other support departments
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint essential
  • Experience with InDesign, Photoshop a plus
  • Publishing/media experience a plus

To apply: Please send your salary requirements, CV and cover letter to hr@nymag.com with “Senior Copywriter - 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.

Design and Web Development

Director of Digital Design and User Experience

New York Media is looking for a unique and talented Digital Design Director to oversee user experience and visual design for our digital properties: Vulture, The Cut, Science of Us, Grub Street, and NYMag.com.

As Design Director, you will establish and maintain the creative vision for all of our sites and internal publishing tools. You will be responsible for setting the guiding principles of our digital advertising efforts and drive the innovation of new display and native ad offerings. You will also oversee the design of our expanding, next generation suite of internal publishing tools, all homegrown. Projects span a broad range including site-wide responsive template designs, home page redesigns, special editorial features, optimization testing, usability testing, and setting the visual character for each site’s branding and editorial design efforts.

You will act as a key member of the leadership team of NY Media, partnering closely with our technology, product, advertising, and editorial heads to help set strategy for the growth and development of our digital initiatives. This role requires the ability to focus on the larger design and U strategy but also take a hands-on role in high impact projects.

The Design Director is responsible for providing creative leadership and professional development to a talented group of product designers, editorial designers, and art & photo editors. This team acts as the primary advocate for the people who interact with our sites.

The person we’re looking for will have 10+ years of relevant digital design experience, preferably in the media space, and should be passionate about our brands/digital properties. This person must be able to demonstrate experience effectively managing and mentoring design teams, defining visual design and user experience standards for digital products at a large scale, the ability to collaborate across teams, a deep understanding of the fundamentals and challenges of today's digital advertising landscape, the ability to visualize and articulate elegant and effective solutions to complex design problems, and have excellent knowledge of the technologies used to build modern digital experiences.

To apply: Email resume and link to portfolio (no attachments, please) to HR@nymag.com with the subject line "Dir of Design/UX – NYM".

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

Art Director, Digital

Position Overview:

New York Magazine, the award-winning destination for original daily coverage of politics, personalities, entertainment, fashion, and food, is seeking a Digital Art Director to lead the artistic vision for our incredibly talented design team which supports websites including NYMag.com, Vulture.com, TheCut.com, Grubstreet.com, and much more.

As Art Director, and a design leader, you will serve as the artistic backbone of the design team. You’ll play a starring role in the creation of editorial features, cover stories, and rich, interactive content that reflect our digital identity and unique approach to storytelling.

Forming an intimate relationship with our print brands and the visual language of New York magazine, as well as figuring out how it applies to the digital space through our own unique tone and style is essential to success in this role. As our print and digital publications evolve together, you will have a strong voice in driving that evolution — through shared visual identity and shared process.

You are a flexible team player who can juggle a list of demanding projects with finesse and enthusiasm. You possess an open mind, and a respect for the best traditions of both user experience design and editorial design. While your body of work is natively digital, your visual style is heavily influenced by magazine layout and our print progenitors. You’re comfortable working with writers and editors to help shape the reader's experience, as well as communicating and presenting creative/visual concepts, and the design rationale behind them.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide day-to-day art direction and design feedback to the design and photo teams
  • Assist the Design Director in delegating tasks among designers
  • Art direction and hands-on design for major feature stories
  • Design oversight of the interactives team
  • Establish consistent visual standards across our sites
  • Enhance and even maximize the audience’s understanding of published content
  • Create unique value out of the combination of the written word and graphic language
  • Collaborate with developers in the creation of new templates for editorial features
  • Work with key stakeholders across the digital group to reduce QA time.
  • Act as the point person in improving the workflow between print editorial & design teams

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • 7+ years of relevant professional experience in online media/publishing
  • Deep understanding of typography, layout, form and color
  • Advanced proficiency using design tools of the trade including Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator and Invision
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS and web standards
  • Understanding of cross-browser/platform compatibilities, and usability limitations for the web and mobile
  • Ability to enforce and build upon brand guidelines across our platforms
  • Experience working in a ‘test and learn’ culture and using design as a tool of rapid experimentation
  • Ability to communicate and present creative/visual concepts, and the design rationale behind them
  • Expressive, articulate, and collaborative with a curious nature
  • BFA or equivalent in Interactive Design, UX Design or equivalent preferred

To apply: Please send a cover letter, your resume, and a link to your portfolio or website to design.jobs@nymag.com with the subject line “Art Director – NYM”. Your cover letter should tell us a little more about yourself than we will see in your resume, why you’d like to work with us, and your salary requirements.

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

Senior Web Developer

Position Overview:
New York Magazine is seeking a mid-to-senior level Web Developer with the talent to work on high-profile, delightfully designed websites including NYMag.com, Vulture.com, TheCut.com, Grubstreet.com, and much more.

  • Help build a genuinely cool Node.js platform for publishing to the Web as well as emerging platforms.
  • Work with great technology including Node.js, Gulp, and Docker.
  • Contribute to open source, submitting PRs to projects we use and releasing your own solutions to the world.
  • Support award-winning journalists by getting their work on screens as quickly as possible.
  • Enjoy the company of kind people, healthy working hours, and rewarding projects.
We love creating the responsive web and learning every day how to make it a better place. If you'd like to join us, drop us a line.

The Tech You'll Work With:
You don't have to know all these things, but you should be excited to learn and use them. (Or perhaps even advocate for something you can show is better.)

  • HTML5 & CSS3: Write semantic markup that robots love. Know that <div>s are the elements of last resort. Arrange the trickiest of layouts, while keeping your CSS simple.
  • Responsive Design: Implement designs that flow from Phone to Phablet to Tablet to Desktop without getting dizzy.
  • Client-side Javascript: Love Javascript. Walking the DOM is a walk in the park. "use strict" isn't optional for you.
  • Server-side Javascript: Node.js and NPM are the bee's knees. Docker makes it easy to deliver.
  • Images: Have opinions on the best use of GIFs, JPGs, PNGs, SVGs and whether they should be in a sprite sheet, base64-encoded, data:inlined, linked or not used at all. Deliver retina images when needed, and not a pixel more.
  • Create sites that are both accessible and forward-compatible through the healthy use of Web Standards.
  • Frameworks: Know when they save you time, when they get in the way, and how to spot frameworks that aren't worth the trouble.
  • Git: Know when rebasing is your best friend, and when it can get you into hot water.

Responsibilities:

  • Write HTML, CSS, and Javascript that others will be happy to read.
  • Join knowledgeable product managers to turn great ideas into experiences that readers will genuinely appreciate.
  • Be comfortable talking about code: yours, your colleague's, and that open source project that makes life so much easier.
  • Identify and address bottlenecks to make sure every webpage goes from request to render in a few short seconds.
  • Create sites that are both accessible and forward-compatible through the healthy use of Web Standards.
  • Frameworks: Know when they save you time, when they get in the way, and how to spot frameworks that aren't worth the trouble.
  • Use Progressive Enhancement to take advantage of new techniques without leaving our audience behind.
  • Know how to get the job done today, while you're on the lookout for a better way for us to work tomorrow.

We are offering qualified candidates competitive compensation, a personal budget for training and conferences, plenty of paid time off, and modern hardware to work with. This position reports to the Director of Web Development.

This position is full-time and based at our SoHo office in New York, NY.

Position Location: New York, NY

To apply: Please send your salary requirements, CV and cover letter to HR@NYMag.com with “Web Dev - NYM” in the subject line.

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

Audience Development

SEO Editor

Position Overview:

Do you have good editorial judgment, a talent for headline writing, strong research skills, and a data-driven mind-set? New York Media is looking for a junior editor to work closely with writers, senior editors, and product managers across all of our brands (fashion, entertainment, food) to improve the likelihood readers will discover our content through organic search.

Familiarity with SEO best practices is desired, but we are willing to train the right person. It is a new role for the company, and candidates will have to be comfortable with helping to define how the role can have the most impact. The ideal candidate will be self-directed and assertive and willing to wear many hats — from the assistant who adds links to stories and rewrites headlines, to the teacher who trains the team, to the strategist who makes recommendations that might impact our editorial calendars.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Respond quickly and efficiently to writers and editors throughout the day about optimizing stories in progress or those recently published. Use tools to research audience potential for keywords, craft alternate headlines, and add links in articles to support linking strategies.
  • Prepare and regularly revise SEO guidelines for the editorial team. Report back to the editorial, product, and audience-development teams on SEO successes (and failures) that elaborate on these guidelines. Must be able to articulate why something had a positive or negative impact.
  • Train new employees on best SEO practices.
  • Recommend topics and story assignments to editors of each brand based on search-audience potential. You’ll work closely with each site editor to make sure our editorial calendar reflects audience needs and interests.
  • Coordinate with the social-media team on strategies to boost audience engagement for our most important content.
  • Monitor the Google Search Console.
  • Work closely with consultants on a daily basis.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years of editorial experience in digital media
  • Must have a strong interest in SEO and audience development
  • Must be passionate about the content we create — and our editorial standards
  • Must be highly organized, motivated, and a self-starter
  • Must be able to present clear, constructive feedback in person and over email or Slack
  • Must be positive, responsive, and collaborative
  • Must be comfortable giving advice and recommendations to senior editors and following up on their progress
  • Must be able to pull and analyze data from Omniture or GA

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

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

Internships

Intern, Video

Reports to: Executive Producer, Digital Video

Position Overview:

We are looking for a sharp, creative video intern curious about the world around them and with a passion for telling stories through digital video. You will assist producers during the course of the day across our sites: Daily Intelligencer, Vulture, The Cut, Science of Us, and Grub Street, as well as create content yourself. You’re a social and smart producer-type who knows how to tell stories and work with fast turnarounds.

We’re looking for people passionate and curious, not just about news, but also about the world around them. Importantly, you also have an enthusiasm for tackling any task that goes into creating a video. That means everything from video editing, to tracking down popular videos to use in our stories.

You’re versatile, driven, you love telling stories conversationally and visually, and you want to be part of a team.

Job Specifications:

  • 1+ years making videos.
  • Experience in Adobe Premiere (required) and Adobe After Effects (preferred).
  • Strong communication and writing skills.
  • Keen news and story sense (journalism experience preferred).
  • Experience with shooting and lighting (preferred).
  • A sense of humor, and desire to work with writers and producers in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge or strong interest in learning about entertainment, digital culture, style, and the science of everyday life, among other things.
  • Creativity and a can-do attitude.
  • A collaborative sense and willingness to work with others on multiple projects.
  • A drive to work quickly and efficiently under tight deadlines.

Position Location: New York, NY

To apply: Send cover letter, resume, and links to at least three videos you have made in the past to videojobs@nymag.com with "Intern, Video" in the subject line.

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

Junior Reporting-Writing Internship program

New York Media is pleased to offer a Junior Reporting-Writing Internship program. During the three-month program, interns will be responsible for identifying, researching, and reporting newsworthy stories for Daily Intelligencer, New YorkMagazine's news website.

Ideal candidates have a good eye for the people, topics, and events worth covering right now; display a reporter's instincts for finding and following the stories that matter; and write with originality and style. A journalism background is not required; an appetite for news and a voracious curiosity are.

Candidates are accepted on a rolling basis. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, résumé, three writing samples, and answers to the application questions below to jrwp@nymag.com. Full-time applicants are preferred, but part-time applicants will also be considered. Positions pay on an hourly basis at New York State minimum wage. No phone calls, please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Please regard your résumé as having been received unless your email is bounced back. New YorkMedia is an Equal-Opportunity Employer.

Junior Writing-Reporting Application Questions:

  1. Where do you get your news? Please list five sources you read daily and three you wish you read more regularly.
  2. Pretend you’re the news editor for the day. Pick one day this month and find five stories nymag.com didn’t cover that you think belong on our site.
    1. Write a headline and propose an angle for each story. Your choices should show a good understanding of New York Magazine’s sensibility and cover a wide range of topics.
    2. Take what you think is the best story among your five and list in tightly written bullet points the five most interesting things about it that every reader should know. The best answers will include a combination of background information, context, connections to other important stories, and shareable details. Your choices should both enlighten and entertain the reader.
  3. In under 300 words, write a news post on a story of your choosing (not one of your above five). Please include or link to any visuals or social-media postings you would include. The best answers will be both informative and stylishly written.
  4. If you had a month and a generous budget to work on one big feature story, what would it be?

Freelance Submissions

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.

 

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