Technology Editor

At Medium, words matter. We are building the best place for reading and writing on the internet—a place where today’s smartest writers, thinkers, experts, and storytellers can share big, interesting ideas; a place where ideas are judged on the value they provide to readers, not the fleeting attention they can attract for advertisers.

Medium is looking for a senior editor to own our technology coverage across daily, weekly, and monthly publishing. This person loves to read and has a sixth sense for what other people want to read. They will commission original features, columns, and essays by known and unknown writers, bringing stories and perspectives that are not being seen elsewhere.

In particular, this person will contribute smart, fair and unexpected ideas on how to cover the technology industry — from its people and products to trends and emerging ideas and debates. This person is both sourced within the technology world and brings a stable of freelance writers who can pitch and execute, as well as connections to industry leaders and influencers who can offer meaningful, high-impact written contributions.

This editor has an eye for quality, is intellectually curious, and displays excellent judgment when it comes to commissioning everything from narrative non-fiction to investigations to deftly composed essays.

What will you do?

  • Solicit, secure, and edit interesting, definitive conversation-starting features, columns, and essays in the technology space
  • Locate and build relationships with industry writers already contributing to Medium and are passionate about technology
  • Publish at a daily, weekly, and monthly cadence
  • Identify and engage emerging or undiscovered writers who already publish on Medium and can command a bigger audience
  • Work with staff members and writers on story packaging, including display copy.
  • Liaise with design and editorial leadership on the creative execution and packaging of excerpts and commissioned stories
  • Work with editorial team leadership on special projects and monthly themed packages
  • Bring good ideas to work every day

Who are you?

  • You have 7+ years of editing experience in journalism, ideally with some portion of that time covering technology
  • You are passionate about technology and where it’s going
  • You can roll up your sleeves to help the team
  • You don’t pitch stories based on press releases
  • You have story ideas that aren’t being done elsewhere
  • You care about words, and can deliver well-edited stories on a deadline
  • You are curious and display excellent taste and judgment
  • You are sourced in the tech industry, or are confident you can reach anyone you would like to quickly
  • You are a display-copy whiz who understands the importance of framing a story for maximum reader engagement
  • You love straightforward and effective communication and easily get your point across.
  • You like working on a team and can help improve other people’s ideas through collaboration and brainstorming
  • You believe that good stories can come from anywhere

We understand the value of diverse backgrounds and respect the healthy expression of diverse opinions. We embrace experimentation and the examination of all kinds of ideas through reasoning and testing. Medium is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested? We'd love to hear from you.

This position can be based in either New York or San Francisco

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