New York Times Editor, Bed/Bath in New York, New York
Wirecutter is seeking an experienced editor to manage the creation of long form, deep dive product review guides that help our readers reduce the stress of shopping. Our editors are project managers as much as they are word surgeons.
Project manage guide creation and updates. Work with senior editor and executive editors to set strategy for the growing furniture/textiles section - including, but not limited to, furniture, lighting, decor, and textiles for bed and bath.
Recruit and assign projects to freelance and staff writers
Manage staff writers as direct reports and freelance writers on a per project basis
Juggle multiple projects with different writers, manage deadlines, plan and oversee product research and testing review writers’ supporting documents and notes, edit and revise copy, and work closely with experienced Wirecutter editors to ensure the stories are up to the editorial standards we’ve established in our hundreds of guides.
Contribute original ideas to test planning, suggest creative reporting strategies, challenge writers’ assumptions
Use data to support potential story ideas, track their performance
Interact with our reader community through multiple channels, including social, comments, and email.
This position reports directly to a senior editor.Preference will be given to candidates in Los Angeles or New York City, with the possibility of working remote at least part time.
Three-plus years of experience working at a media company with a focus on interior design and home furnishings reviews of products or services (not news or blogging) with at least one year of experience managing writers.
Experience with SEO (from an editorial perspective, not technical aspects of optimization) and a sense of how to use web analytics data to make editorial decisions.
Experience with creating test plans for evaluating products
High journalistic standards. You should encourage and push writers to report thoroughly, comprehensively researching and finding the absolute best sources for any given topic.
A strong sense of what’s essential and what’s unnecessary in the category, with a passion for the topic balanced by a skepticism of marketing claims and unproven ideas
A frank and forthcoming communicator, with the ability to collaborate with writers rather than overwriting their work.
Fluency with Google Docs
Feature editing experience
Experience collaborating with an art director and/or photo director to present content visually
Experience expressing complex ideas using visualizations such as charts, graphs, or infographics
Interior design experience or familiarity with furniture design/manufacturing
What it’s like to work with us:
Very collaborative environment. Expect plenty of feedback and plenty of support.
We don’t take freebies so if you’re in it for the free stuff, this isn’t the right place for you. But if you really want to do people a great service by saving them from the stress of shopping, this is the right place for you.
Work-life balance is an important part of our DNA. We don’t expect you to respond on nights and weekends or while you’re on vacation.
Medical, dental, vision, 401K, vacation and personal days.
Before applying, please read about who we are and how we work at http://thewirecutter.com/hello-how-to-use-the-wirecutter/ —if you are qualified, available, and interested, we look forward to hearing from you! Along with your resume and cover letter, please answer the following question in 400 words or less in the body of the email
- How did you go about making your most recent major purchase? Did it live up to your expectations? Why or why not?
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