Mashable is hiring an energetic and engaging reporter to cover the intersection of sex, relationships, and the internet. The ideal candidate will be an expert in the world of digital dating and intimacy, and deeply obsessed with internet culture. They should be as comfortable writing about the business of sextech as they are about the latest Tinder slang, and everything in between.
Our perfect hire is someone who's highly motivated and naturally curious, eager to identify trends before anyone else, and loves to be first to a story. They'll need to quickly jump on subjects of interest to our audience, always with a thoughtful eye toward the bigger picture: how we're interacting and finding one another in a digital world, and how it's shaping society.
The reporter will sit on the culture team, where they'll be responsible for writing a mix of news hits and reported features, plus opinion pieces, reviews, how-tos, and explainers. They should be a natural self-starter with strong journalism skills, demonstrate a keen attention to detail, and have a lively voice.
You, our ideal candidate, are...
* A top-notch trendspotter who can generate compelling story ideas with strong angles. * An internet-savvy expert with a deep understanding of social media and apps, particularly as they pertain to relationships. * Comfortable covering intimate subjects - sex, dating, and other blush-worthy topics - with confidence and personality. * An experienced journalist who can verify facts, shape intriguing narratives, and find trustworthy sources. * An excellent and engaging writer with a firm grasp of AP style and the ability to quickly turn around clean copy to meet tight deadlines. * A total team player with a spirited, can-do attitude who isn't afraid to have a little fun with your work.
The Day to Day
* Write an average of 2-3 stories per day, primarily relating to sex and relationships, but also other topics at the editor's discretion * Regularly pitch daily stories to editors and participate in staff discussions both online and IRL. * Generate ideas for original content with compelling angles. * Juggle shorter news hits with longer trend and utility pieces. * Track product releases and write reviews. * Participate in editorial series and special initiatives, collaborate with colleagues across the newsroom and video team, and create content for Mashable's distributed platforms as needed
* Based in New York * 2-3 years writing experience, preferably at a digital media publication * Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment where flexibility is a must * Strong communication skills and willingness to take initiative * Detail-oriented, organized, and comfortable working with sensitive subjects * A self-starter and team player - a sense of humor is a must! * Deep knowledge of the digital space and Mashable's coverage areas
Please submit resume and cover letter for consideration.
This position is part of the Ziff Davis Creators Guild, a NewsGuild union, and a contract is being negotiated. For more information, please visit the NewGuild website.
Mashable is passionate about the people, products, and innovations that shape our connected lives. For over a decade, we've delivered in-depth coverage of tech, entertainment, and culture to a global audience of over 70 million monthly visitors. We're clever, curious, and ahead of the curve. Obsess with us.
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