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Mental Floss is hiring an associate editor in our New York office! It's not about the news cycle or sizzling hot takes or not believing what happened next. Our goal is to find fascinating stories and bring them back to our readers. There are so many incredibly interesting things out there. Can you help us uncover them?
Are you a walking encyclopedia of random trivia and obsessed with all things retro? Do you love science as much as you love taking quizzes? Then this is the job for you: We're looking for a rabidly curious editor to join the team in our New York office.
Primary responsibilities will include conceiving, writing, and assigning stories and quizzes that fit our smart, quirky voice and positive tone. But because we're a small editorial team, you'll wear many hats: You’ll edit news posts, write lists and features, and help with video scripts and event planning and book projects. Here, everyone does a little bit of everything.
Ideal candidates will have:
At least two years of editing, writing, and assigning experience
An interest in everything from quirky history and strange science to obscure trivia and taking (and making!) quizzes
Strong editorial judgment
A natural curiosity and the ability to generate tons of story ideas
Energetic, positive written voice (and attitude!)
The ability to turn around constructive feedback to writers quickly
Excellent time management skills, the ability to prioritize, and a high level of attention to detail
The ability to juggle multiple projects while staying on deadline
A willingness to take ownership of projects and collaborate with the rest of the team
Knowledge of SEO and analytics, and the ability to track and analyze data
A clear understanding of Mental Floss’s mission, voice, and audience
Drupal and Photoshop experience a plus
About Minute Media:
Minute Media is a leading sports media and technology company, powered by authentic and socially driven content created by the fans, for the fans. We develop products that enable fans to create, publish, share and distribute sports content around the world. Our unique approach to covering sports fuses topical sports stories with everyday culture, creating a fresh new voice in the world of sports media. Minute Media’s family of sports destinations includes 90min, 12up, DBLTAP and most recently, Mental Floss. The company is backed by leading venture capital firms and strategic investors including Battery Ventures, Dawn Capital, Gemini Ventures, North Base Media and ProSieben. For more information, please visit www.minutemedia.com.