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Slate Is Hiring! We’re Looking for an Ad Operations Specialist, a Los Angeles Sales Director, and More.

Slate Is Hiring! We’re Looking for an Ad Operations Specialist, a Los Angeles Sales Director, and More.

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April 26 2017 6:35 PM

Work at Slate

 

Work For Slate!

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If you love Slate and are incredibly talented, maybe you should work for us. Slate and Panoply just so happen to be hiring.

Open Positions
Ad Operations Specialist, Slate

Slate is looking for a talented and dynamic advertising operations specialist to join our team in New York. The ad ops specialist will be responsible for all postsale campaign activity and will support our sales and client service teams in managing the day to day of all live campaigns. The candidate will provide strategic analysis of campaign performance to ensure client renewal. This person is comfortable working with internal and external teams and can thrive in a fast-paced environment. We are looking for someone who can easily assimilate to Slate's culture. Applicants of all experience levels are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with the client services team to ensure the success of all campaigns by translating client KPIs into deliverables
  • Process new insertion orders in DFP sales management tool
  • Traffics ad products and creative tags via ad server
  • Works with internal departments (sales, development, Slate Group Studios) and external partners (agencies and tech vendors) to ensure that appropriate materials are received for campaign launch
  • Ensures clients' and The Slate Group specifications are met during creative QA process prior to launch
  • Identifies and communicates campaign performance issues through reporting and develops and implements optimization strategies as needed
  • Resolves any tracking and reporting discrepancies with finance and/or partners and vendors
  • Develops postcampaign analysis that include highlights and recommendations for wrap-up decks
  • Troubleshoots ad-related site issues
  • Collaborates in the testing and implementation of new products, technologies, and tools utilized by ad operations
  • Participates in ad hoc projects to help grow Slate advertising business
  • Assists with the onboarding and training of new ad ops team members
  • Drives continuous improvements for streamlining processes around training, daily activities, and new initiatives
  • Consistently provide top-level work while managing multiple campaigns and clients.

Requirements:

  • Excellent attention to detail and follow-through skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and aptitude for learning new processes and technologies
  • Ability to thrive in fast-paced environments and can be self-sufficient
  • A team player and can develop positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Proficient in MS Office, specifically Excel and Word
  • bachelor's degree

Desired:

  • 1-plus year advertising industry experience
  • Prior knowledge of debugging tools such as Fiddler or Charles
  • Familiarity with digital advertising
  • Prior experience with DFP, XMS, and/or other ad-serving and sales management systems

This position reports to the director of ad operations. To apply, email your résumé and cover letter to AdOpsJobs@Slate.com.

Slate is committed to excellence through diversity, which involves attracting talented people from diverse backgrounds and traditions. We encourage everyone to apply.

Los Angeles Sales Director, The Slate Group

About the Role

As a sales director for The Slate Group, your primary responsibility is to drive revenue opportunities with new and existing partners by providing strategic solutions that build our clients' businesses and brands, with particular focus on branded content and podcasting.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be an expert in full suite of products and advertising solutions across The Slate Group (Slate, Panoply, Slate Group Studios)
  • Selling programs that include custom narratives, digital video, podcasting, and events
  • Oversee pre- and post-sale process with your designated client services manager
  • Prospect for new business in assigned territory while developing new relationships at all levels with agency and client partners
  • Serve as a trusted consultant with partners by bringing them solution-oriented recommendations and strategies to solve challenges and exceed expectations

Requirements

  • 6-10 years' experience in digital advertising sales with a proven record of exceeding revenue goals
  • Programmatic background is a plus but not required
  • Experience developing multi-platform creative concepts and ideas
  • In-depth knowledge of the advertising industry's competitive landscape
  • Established relationships across clients and agencies
  • Strong communication and presentation skills

Apply for this job here. Please remember to include your résumé when applying through LinkedIn.

The Slate Group is committed to excellence through diversity, which involves attracting talented people from diverse backgrounds and traditions. We encourage everyone to apply.

Content Strategist, Slate Group Studios

Slate Group Studios is looking for a content strategist with a passion for storytelling, a deep understanding of digital media, and an informed interest in the relationship between brands, publishers, and audiences. The content strategist will be responsible for developing for smart, stimulating content ideas that engage our discerning readers and listeners and offer unique value to our brand partners.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for making high-level, tactical recommendations that effectively leverage the entire suite of The Slate Group's advertising products
  • Manage the branded content elements of the RFP response and proactive pitch process, from organizing creative brainstorms to writing compelling pitch copy and working with designers to create decks
  • Conduct research for proposed content strategies
  • Serve as liaison to editorial to ensure that sponsorship opportunities are being appropriately packaged and presented to sales in a timely manner
  • Manage the creation of marketing materials and programs with editorial and sales marketing teams
  • Stay current on content programs being produced by competitive publishers
  • Attend key client meetings to better understand challenges for brands in digital advertising

Requirements

  • BA or BS degree required
  • 3-plus years of experience in a digital publishing environment
  • Extremely strong writing, communication, and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with little to no guidance and think outside the box
  • Experience in juggling and prioritizing competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven ability to thrive in a dynamic environment and work as a team player
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work across departments to influence and gather resources to support strategy and prioritize workload
  • Demonstrated ability to work face to face with client teams
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Thick skin and a great sense of humor

The Slate Group is committed to excellence through diversity, which involves attracting talented people from diverse backgrounds and traditions. We encourage everyone to apply.

To apply please send a résumé and cover letter to creativeservices@slate.com.

Freelance Assistant Social Media Editor, Slate

Slate is looking for a true internet connoisseur with a clear voice for our feeds and a reliable, but flexible schedule to help us maintain a strong, consistent social presence during nights, weekends, and other periods.

The assistant social media editor will report to the director of audience strategy and the audience engagement editor and work with the audience engagement team to:

  • Manage the voice and scheduling of existing accounts and new platform opportunities as they arise 

  • Help maintain the day-to-day voice of Slate's feeds 

  • Write fun, catchy, and compelling headlines and supporting text for the work we publish
  • Work with the editorial team to make sure it reaches maximum potential
  • Be Slate's front line on breaking news events and trending stories 


Requirements:

  • 1–3 years of social media or journalism experience, and proof that you understand social media as a journalistic tool 

  • Quick, fun, witty writing 

  • A metabolism for breaking news and quick turnarounds. You're highly connected to the latest news as it develops each day. 

  • Impeccable news judgement 

  • An eye for detail and organization—you work quickly, you get the facts right, you write precise, crisp, error-free sentences. (If they're witty too, even better.) 

  • A zeal for managing multiple different social platforms and voices, and a knack for translating content for different audiences 

  • Ability to work collaborative and act independently, and switch seamlessly between the two 

  • A reliable, but flexible schedule. We're looking for someone who will be able to reliably work on weekends but who can also help us fill in the holes in our calendar as they arise. 


Start date: ASAP. The position is a part-time freelance position, ideally based out of New York or Washington. Qualified candidates will be considered on a rolling basis.

To apply, please send the following to AudienceDevelopment@slate.com:

  • A résumé
  • A cover letter that explains a feature of Slate's feed where you think we excel and a separate feature of our feeds that you feel could be improved. (Be sure to tell us what you would do to improve the latter.)

Slate is committed to excellence through diversity, which involves attracting talented people from diverse backgrounds and traditions. We encourage everyone to apply.

Project Manager, Slate

Slate is looking for an organized and detail-oriented person to coordinate resources, manage teamwide communication, document tasks, and provide general support for major projects. The right candidate will be great at maintaining shared to-do lists, running meetings, and identifying milestones and bottlenecks. He or she will be comfortable with a transparent, entirely digital workflow involving distributed teams; will know how to communicate with management, business and data analysts, software developers, designers, and writers; and will be comfortable delivering updates publicly across the company.

Slate is an award-winning digital publishing company that offers witty takes on politics, news, business, technology, and culture. This is a unique opportunity to work closely with industry-leading technology and design professionals. It is a high-visibility role that comes with the chance to have a big impact on a small, entrepreneurial team.

Slate is committed to excellence through diversity, which involves attracting talented people from diverse backgrounds and traditions. We encourage everyone to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate internal resources and vendors for the flawless execution of major projects, like redesigning the site, migrating to a new CMS, or launching a new advertiser microsite
  • Foster communication and collaboration across editorial, development, design, and sales teams
  • Work with product managers, developers, designers, editors, and sales staff to create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Lead efficient meetings focused on the definition, assignment, and coordination of outstanding tasks; summarize meeting outcomes and communicate next steps; and follow-up between meetings to ensure timely project delivery
  • Create shared project calendars, ensure that they are updated to reflect current requirements, and schedule meetings as needed
  • Clearly communicate priority and status of tasks to stakeholders throughout the company
  • Log feature and enhancement requests
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment where calmly reacting to shifting priorities and urgent issues is required

Experience/Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2 to 4 years of project management experience. PMP certification a strong plus
  • Experience coordinating the implementation of technical or design projects
  • Experience working with project management systems like Jira, Trello, GitHub, Asana, etc.
  • You should be compulsively well-organized and extremely detail-oriented
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to clearly communicate with team members and stakeholders that have different styles and come from different disciplines
  • You should be proactive and focused on getting things done
  • A relationship to Slate or similar media publications as a reader and/or listener strongly preferred

The role will be based in our Washington office, though we would consider basing the role in our Brooklyn office for the right candidate.

To apply, please send a résumé and cover letter to pmjob@slate.com.

Politics Editor, Slate

Slate is hiring a politics editor to drive our coverage of the Trump administration and its effect on America and the world. This position is based in Washington, although exceptional New York–based candidates may be considered. Applicants should send a résumé and cover letter to politicseditor@slate.com.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assigning and editing Slate's daily politics coverage
  • Planning and executing ambitious editorial projects, whether investigative features or conceptual packages
  • Working closely with other Slate editors to coordinate coverage
  • Giving Slate's audience the smartest possible ways to think about and understand our confounding new political order

Requirements:

  • A sharp, funny mind and pen
  • The ability to quickly find the most fascinating and illuminating kernel in every news story
  • At least 7 years' experience working as an editor online
  • Familiarity editing coverage that incorporates various digital mediums, including video, audio, interactive, infographic, and more
  • At least 5 years' experience covering U.S. politics, ideally with experience driving coverage of Congress and the executive branch
  • Experience editing both reporting and analysis—we do both
  • The ability to edit for voice, helping to nurture and elicit great work from talented writers
  • A fast metabolism and strong organizational skills
  • Smarts, kindness, humor, and generosity, all of which will help you work well with smart, kind, funny, generous colleagues

Slate is committed to excellence through diversity. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply.

Account Executive for Programmatic, Slate

The Slate Group is hiring an account executive for programmatic and brand partnerships in New York City. In this role at The Slate Group, your responsibility is to drive revenue by increasing programmatic volume and yield among new and existing partners and increase private marketplace and guaranteed deals.

Responsibilities:

  • Build Slate's programmatic business nationally through partnerships with clients and trading desks
  • Be an expert in the evolving technologies and capabilities available in the marketplace
  • Oversee pre- and post-sale process with your designated client services manager
  • Prospect for new business while developing new relationships at all levels with agency and client partners
  • Serve as a trusted consultant with partners by bringing them solution-oriented recommendations and strategies to solve challenges and exceed expectations

Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years' experience in programmatic advertising sales with a proven record of exceeding revenue goals or experience managing programmatic campaigns at a trading desk or platform
  • Fluency with the language and technology of the programmatic landscape
  • Experience with programmatic sales and program management
  • In-depth knowledge of the advertising industry's competitive landscape
  • Established relationships across clients and agencies, particularly at agency trading desks
  • Strong communication and presentation skill

Apply for this job here.

The Slate Group is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to excellence through diversity, which involves attracting talented people from diverse backgrounds and traditions. We encourage everyone to apply.

Ruby on Rails Developer, Panoply

Panoply is looking for a Ruby on Rails developer to work in the fun and fast-paced new media environment of podcasting. The developer will work closely with the technology and product teams in our Washington office to develop technology that shapes the future of podcasting.

Working at Panoply means flexible office hours, casual dress, full benefits, competitive salaries, and vibrant offices in downtown Brooklyn and D.C. We have a friendly work environment, but coolness under pressure and comfort with short time horizons are musts.

Key responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain technological infrastructure that powers Panoply's podcasts
  • Coordinate with tech and product stakeholders to address user needs and prioritize work
  • Write clear, maintainable, and well-tested code
  • Contribute to team knowledge and code quality by sharing areas of expertise through pair programming and collaboration

Requirements and attributes of the ideal candidate:

  • Strong experience with Ruby on Rails
  • A focus on object-oriented design and beautiful, well-tested, and maintainable code
  • Knowledge of front-end technologies such as JavaScript, React, HTML, CSS, and JQuery
  • Good knowledge of relational databases
  • Experience or familiarity with agile development
  • An eagerness to communicate, work collaboratively, pair programs, and solve complex problems
  • A passion for innovation, pushing the boundaries and trying new tools and technologies

Across Panoply, generally, the company looks for three "pillar gifts" in its candidates:

  • Smart: displays a quickness of understanding, sound thought and good judgment
  • Hard-working: embodies enthusiasm, eagerness, and passion for high-quality work and professional success
  • Nice: characterized as considerate, thoughtful, and compassionate toward peers and partners.

Panoply is committed to excellence through diversity, which involves attracting talented people from diverse backgrounds and traditions. We encourage everyone to apply.

Interested candidates should apply here.

Audience Engagement Editor, Slate

Slate is hiring an editor to join its audience development team. Ideal candidates know what inspires readers to click and share stories on social media, but their interest in audience strategy goes beyond driving traffic. Curiosity is key. Slate values surprising ideas and smart analysis in our journalism, and we want the same on our audience team. Candidates should want to experiment with new platforms and test their assumptions as social media sites change. The audience engagement editor will write strong headlines, manage our social feeds with precision, and work collaboratively with editors. He or she will be the first to spot new digital media trends and discern how promotion of our journalism needs to evolve.

Key Responsibilities:

The audience engagement editor will report to the director of strategy and audience development and work with Slate's audience team to:

  • Manage the strategy and scheduling of existing social media accounts and help define the voice of Slate's feeds
  • Develop Slate's presence on Instagram, Snapchat, and emerging platforms
  • Work with editors to write sharp and social-friendly headlines for the work we publish
  • Plan social media campaigns to support major editorial packages
  • Use data to make decisions on how and where to promote our work
  • Identify trends in the social media world and determine how Slate's plans should adjust to them

Requirements:

You have:

  • At least 2–4 years of social media experience
  • The ability to work across social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter
  • An interest in working closely with the rest of the newsroom, whether it's framing a cover story for Facebook or pitching ideas at our weekly editors meeting
  • An appreciation of the role and importance of Slate's journalism in the media landscape
  • The ability to write clean, clear copy and the proper touch in deploying wit and finesse as needed
  • Experience at balancing short-term and long-term responsibilities and working quickly when necessary, including in breaking news situations
  • A desire to work collaboratively on projects and teach others what you know

To apply, please submit your résumé, a cover letter, and a short (300 words or fewer) memo explaining what social media platform should be Slate's top priority in 2017 and why. Please email documents to AudienceDevelopment@slate.com with the subject line Audience Engagement Editor.

Slate is committed to excellence through diversity, which involves attracting talented people from diverse backgrounds and traditions. We encourage everyone to apply.

Software Engineer (DevOps) for D.C., Slate

Slate is excited to be seeking a talented back end/DevOps engineer to help scale and maintain Slate.com and associated web services. Candidates should be broadly and deeply familiar with AWS, web development best practices, and with strategies for scaling content-driven websites and web applications. We're open to new technologies and strategies, and are looking for someone who will help us continue to streamline and update our infrastructure. If you want to help Docker-ize the things, this could be a great position for you.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for second-tier (escalation) of production issues as they arise 24/7
  • Responsible for maintaining instances required to run Slate.com and associated services within AWS
  • Make recommendations to other engineers and management for scaling and cost-saving strategies within AWS
  • Manage vendor relationships for CDNs, AWS, and other third-party services used by Slate.com
  • Report to the director of technology of Slate
  • Lead weekly incident review meeting to record production alerts for the previous week and discuss strategies for long-term resolution
  • Maintain and improve existing disaster recovery plans for Slate.com and associated services
  • Maintain and improve existing incident response plans for Slate.com and associated services
  • Provide strategic thinking and execution for deployment strategies
  • Maintain and improve existing security scanning and reporting and respond to security alerts from said scanning and reporting

Requirements:

Ideal candidates MUST:

  • Understand AWS's EC2, Route53, S3, VPC, RDS, and IAM services and interfaces inside and out
  • Have experience with monitoring systems (aka New Relic, Nagios)
  • Be comfortable procuring and renewing SSL certs
  • Be comfortable backing up and restoring databases, filesystems, and the like
  • Be very comfortable with Mysql, Redis, and ElasticSearch
  • Be willing to work from Slate's D.C. office (is downtown, has gym, great bike parking)

Ideal candidates SHOULD:

  • Know what a reserved instance is and when to use it
  • Like the idea of scripting your way out of a situation
  • Detest repetitive processes that could be scripted
  • Know when to give up and not script something
  • Be familiar with or have at least heard of many of the technologies that we use at Slate including but not limited to: CentOS, Python, Django, RabbitMQ, Docker, NodeJS, Akamai, Fastly, SSL, Jenkins/Continuous Integration, Memcache, MySQL, Postgres, SNS, Varnish, Apache HTTP Server, Nginx, New relic, Nagios, PagerDuty, Fabric, Ansible, and much more

Ideal candidates MAY:

  • Email slate.jobs.tech@slate.com with a brief statement about why you are interested and a good candidate for this role with your résumé attached
  • Expect a prompt response from us if you are under consideration
  • Expect a brief phone interview, followed by in-person interviews that may include coding exercises
  • Expect to provide references on request

Slate is committed to excellence through diversity, which involves attracting talented people from diverse backgrounds and traditions. We encourage everyone to apply.

Technology Writer, Slate

Slate is hiring a full-time technology writer to work in our New York or Washington, D.C., offices. The writer will be responsible for writing frequently on topics like cybersecurity, surveillance, robotics, social media, internet culture, and technology policy. This isn't really a gadget-reviewing gig—you'll write less about the new iPhone cameras than about the Apple-FBI encryption debate or the high drama involving the iOS peach emoji. Mostly, we're eager to shape the job around you, the areas you'd like to dig into as a reporter, and the arguments you want to make as a leading technology voice. Slate welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply, submit a cover letter; a résumé; three references; a short critique of a recent Slate technology story (no more than 400 words); and three clips or writing samples (Word docs preferred). Applications should be emailed to TechWriter@slate.com.

Digital Producer, Panoply

Panoply seeks a digital enthusiast to create nonaudio media to promote and support Panoply's growing roster of podcast content. The digital producer will work closely with the marketing, audience development, and editorial teams to distill the essence of each program into engaging, sharable media products that drive awareness and ultimately subscriptions, as well as being responsible owning the posting, monitoring, reporting, and community management across social media channels.

Working at Panoply means flexible office hours, casual dress, full benefits, competitive salaries, a vibrant office in downtown Brooklyn, team happy hours, and working alongside our colleagues at Slate. We have a friendly work environment, but coolness under pressure, and comfort with short time horizons is a must. Panoply welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with audience development and editorial teams to quickly create compelling and shareable digital media including images, videos, newsletters, and more to support and promote Panoply's podcasts
  • Create and manage websites, content calendars, asset libraries, and brand guidelines for each podcast
  • Coordinate with cross-functional team members and external partners to create an efficient process and workflow
  • Create and manage project-related documents
  • Posting and monitoring content across Panoply's accounts and channels, driving growth and serving as a community manager
  • Consistently deliver digital projects of the highest quality
  • Continuously document findings, best practices and post-campaign reports to be shared across the organization

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 1–3 years of relevant experience at an agency, media company, or startup
  • Fluency in web, social media, and platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, WordPress
  • A deep love of audio and podcasting
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and a willingness to rapidly iterate
  • Excellent time management skills to manage multiple podcasts and calendars
  • Familiarity with mobile technology and devices
  • Light HTML, CSS, video, and/or graphic design experience a plus
  • Audio editing experience another huge plus

Application Requirements:

  • Cover letter
  • Résumé
  • 3–6 social media samples that showcase your flair for tone, design, and virality
    • Please include (or mock up using episodes from our networks) examples of different types of tones for different audiences

Applications should be emailed to digitalproducer@panoply.fm.

Senior Web Developer for D.C., Slate

Slate is a multimedia digital publishing company focused on politics, news, business, technology, and culture. Slate's smart, witty takes on current events have been recognized with numerous awards, including the National Magazine Award for General Excellence Online. This is a unique opportunity to work closely with an executive team and with award-winning journalists and industry-leading design and technology professionals. Are you a curious problem-solver who is also proactive, efficient, creative, personable, and resourceful? Are you looking for a team of thoughtful, respectful, questioning, inspiring, fun, and funny people who are constantly thinking about the news and journalism? If so, we'd love to hear from you!

Slate is hiring a senior web developer to help us build the next iteration of slate.com with the rest of our technology team in Washington, D.C. The ideal candidate will have experience with full-stack web development with a concentration in front-end technologies as well as experience in content publishing and scaling.

As a senior web developer you'll be responsible for leading other web developers on the team in choosing and implementing technologies that power slate.com and other microsites and services. This position is one for an individual contributor and does not require managing other developers—just providing technical leadership. Slate is committed to excellence through diversity, which involves attracting talented people from diverse backgrounds and traditions. We encourage everyone to apply.

Tech You'll Encounter at Slate:

As a senior web developer, you'll encounter loads of interesting technologies, including RequireJS, Django, Redis, Angular, Rabbit, Docker, Grunt, and more. You'll also encounter some more standard code in Vanilla JS, jQuery, Java, and MySQL. This position is specifically aimed at those familiar with the front end of websites and apps, so expect to be primarily dealing with JavaScript and tooling.

Desired Qualities of a Senior Web Developer

MUST

For this position to be a good fit, you MUST

  • have several years of experience building websites (apps are OK, too, but websites are important). You should also know the difference!
  • consider yourself an expert in front-end JavaScript. You're able to explain and talk through the changes coming along in ECMAScript but don't mind writing jQuery when you need to fix something.
  • have experience with scaling web content—you know when to use the CDN versus a cache, where that cache should live, key-value stores, and load balancers.
  • have strong git skills—you know when and where to rebase and understand the value of branching.
  • have experience with continuous integration (Jenkins, TravisCI, etc.).
  • have a solid understanding of RequireJS for module loading and its benefits and use.
  • have extensive experience with the command line.
  • have an interest in Slate, the news, and publishing content that has lots of users.
  • have empathy for users of software.

SHOULD

For this position to be a good fit, you SHOULD

  • have experience with agile development.
  • have once tried to build your own CMS and understand how complicated of an idea that is.
  • understand the reason for the section headers in this job posting.
  • have knowledge of the current web landscape. Why is React so popular? What's the difference between CommonJS and AMD, and did ECMAScript 6 make it obsolete? Why can't all the things be handled by Babel?
  • have solid understanding of ad networks (especially DFP). Slate has AdOps engineers, but that doesn't mean standard web developers won't be affected by ads. You should know how the DFP interface works, how to make new ads and update them, and what header bidding is.

MAY

To apply for this position, you MAY

Front-End Designer/Developer, Panoply

Slate magazine helped pioneer podcasting back in 2005, but in the 10 years since, the technology powering on-demand audio has barely changed.

But it's about to.

In 2015, Slate launched Panoply, which brings millions of listeners the smartest conversation that podcasting has to offer through 50 shows from the New York Times MagazineVultureHuffington Post, Gretchen Rubin, TabletSports Illustrated, and many more.

Panoply is a tightknit group of some of the smartest engineers, producers, entrepreneurs, and thinkers. We're looking for a brilliant front-end designer/developer to help us chart the future of podcasting from our offices in Washington, D.C.

Working at Panoply means flexible office hours, casual dress, full benefits, competitive salaries, an office 20 steps from the Metro exit, team happy hours, and working alongside our colleagues at Slate. We have a friendly work environment, but coolness under pressure and comfort with short time horizons are a must.

The Position

We need a user-experience-oriented front-end designer/developer who relishes in the design process—from dashed-out whiteboard concepts to full-fidelity design. We want somebody who can debate the finer points of UI/UX, analyze the DOM, prioritize page performance, and implement designs that work for all screens.

You must have a strong visual eye along with expertise in the standard Web stack and be able to communicate clearly with co-workers and clients.

Responsibilities:

  • Create design guidelines and standards to ensure consistent user experiences across platforms
  • Collaborate closely with stakeholders and the product team to conceptualize new products and features wherever user needs are not being met
  • Produce prototypes of varying degrees of fidelity
  • Shepherd projects from wireframes through full visual design and development
  • Follow through on designs with clean, performant code
  • Walk colleagues and stakeholders through design decisions
  • Continually lift the standard for design across the organization through your work
  • Troubleshoot and solve problems when testing and publishing new products
  • Participate in meetings with nontechnical staff regarding user experience

Requirements:

  • Someone who's hard-working, smart, and nice
  • Experience with HTML5, CSS3, and modern JavaScript
  • Experience with considerations needed when building sites for mobile devices
  • Experience with tools for analyzing and diagnosing Web page performance
  • Excitement about new technologies and techniques, along with a strong desire to learn and evolve
  • Experience with git

Bonus points if you:

  • Have experience working in stacks such as Ruby on Rails
  • Have worked with slim and sass
  • Have designed audio interfaces
  • Have a love for all things podcast
  • Can pronounce Panoply properly

About Panoply

Panoply, launched in 2015, is an innovative, full-service podcast network for media brands, authors, personalities, and premier organizations.

Panoply provides production, audience development, sales, and technology services for its expanding number of partners. We're a fast-moving team aiming to build an industry-leading company led by high-quality content, innovative sales solutions, and industry leading technology.

Slate welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply for the front-end designer/developer position, click here.

Freelance Video Editor/Producer, Slate

Slate is seeking an energetic, resourceful, hard-working, detail-oriented creative thinker to produce/edit a weekly video series. Responsibilities include: video editing, writing, producing, and shooting. The ideal candidate would have excellent news and editorial judgment, proficiency is FCP or Adobe Premiere (After Effects a plus) and a background in all phases of digital production.

The job is not office-based—our freelancers work from home on their own equipment. This is a part-time position. Day rate is commensurate with experience. Please include a résumé as well as a link to your reel or body of work. 

Slate welcomes applicants of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply for the freelance video editor/producer position, click here.

Editorial Internships
Social Media Intern, Slate

About the Role

Slate seeks a social media intern to help its audience engagement team grow and engage its audience across various platforms. We're looking for a true internet connoisseur with a clear voice for our feeds and a reliable but flexible schedule to help us maintain a strong, consistent social presence.

Key Responsibilities

Candidates for the social media internship must be social-media savvy, have a proven interest in journalism, and be very familiar with Slate. They should have an eye for detail, be highly organized, and able to work independently. This is a paid internship.

Requirements

To apply for the 2017 Slate social media internship, include a brief cover letter and a résumé and a short critique that highlights one Slate tweet and one Slate Facebook post that you think could be improved. In 100 words or less, tell us what you would do to make these posts more shareable and/or clickable. 

Send these materials in single PDF to audiencedevelopment@slate.com with the subject line "Social Media Internship." Only finalists will be contacted. The position is open for an immediate start date, and applications will be considered on a rolling basis. 

Slate is committed to excellence through diversity, which involves attracting talented people from diverse backgrounds and traditions. We encourage everyone to apply.

Video Intern, Slate

Slate's editorial video intern supports our video department. This position is paid, full-time, and based in our Brooklyn office. Applicants should send a résumé, an idea for a timely video Slate should produce, and a brief cover letter to slatevideointern@gmail.com. Include a link or two to your best work.

We are no longer accepting applications for summer 2017. To apply for the fall (roughly September through December), send the materials mentioned above by July 28.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Handle video requests, including quick-turn edits based on breaking news
  • Research, asset collection, transcription, and other production support tasks
  • Video management in Brightcove, SnapStream, YouTube, and other platforms
  • Assist on shoots in our studio and in the field
  • Occasional shooting, writing, and editing opportunities

Requirements:

  • Planning to pursue a career in digital video production, with relevant past experience
  • Proficient in Adobe Premiere Pro (After Effects a plus)
  • Experience shooting on DSLR cameras
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work independently
  • Enthusiasm for all tasks, whether creative or clerical, and an unfailing positive attitude
  • Strong understanding of Slate's voice and what makes our work unique

Slate is committed to excellence through diversity. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply.

D.C. Editorial Intern, Slate

Candidates for the D.C. editorial internship must be available to work in Slate's Washington office 29 hours per week. They must be highly organized, have a proven interest in journalism, and be very familiar with Slate. They must also be able to work quickly, efficiently, and without much supervision. There will be opportunity for writing blog posts and articles. This internship is paid D.C. minimum wage (currently $11.50/hour).

To apply, include a brief cover letter, a résumé, a 200-word critique of any Slate story from the past month, and three clips or writing samples. At least some of the clips should relate to politics, policy, the law, science, or other Washington-related topics. 

Slate welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

We are no longer accepting applications for summer 2017. To apply for the fall (roughly September through December) 2017 D.C. editorial internship, send the materials mentioned above as a single PDF to dcslateinterns@slate.com with the subject line "Fall 2017 internship" by June 1. Only finalists will be contacted.

New York Editorial Intern, Slate

Candidates for the culture internship must be available to work in Slate's New York office 30 hours per week. They must be highly organized, have a proven interest in the arts, and be very familiar with Slate. They must also be able to work quickly, efficiently, and without much supervision. Strong writing and editing skills are required. To apply, include a résumé, a cover letter that clearly outlines your availability and cultural interests, as well as an original 400-word Brow Beat post about a cultural topic that interests you.

Slate welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply for the New York summer editorial internship, which will begin in June, please send applications to SlateInternNY@gmail.com by April 15.

Editorial and Audio Intern, Slate Plus

Slate hires editorial interns for Slate Plus, our membership program. Candidates must be available to work 29 hours per week in Slate's Brooklyn office. This position is paid hourly and involves writing, editing, fact-checking, and some light audio editing and production. The ideal candidate is an idea-generating machine who works quickly and independently.

To apply, include a résumé, one clip or writing sample, a cover letter that doesn't put us to sleep, and a 300-word critique of Slate's membership program.

Slate welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

Send the materials mentioned above to plusjobs@slate.com with the subject line "Slate Plus internship." We are no longer accepting applications for summer 2017.