ABOUT THE TEAM AND ROLE
theSkimm is looking to hire a health writer for its editorial team. This team is a collaborative group of journalists from traditional media backgrounds. They understand how to write high quality content, while crafting it in theSkimm’s distinct voice. This position provides the opportunity to be part of building a brand new vertical at the company, and would report into the Senior Editor of Content Development. This role is not for someone interested in a personal byline.
WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING
- Writing health content for various platforms, along with pitching, researching, and fact-checking
- Working with the news, video, audio, and social teams to create a cohesive health and wellness voice across all content at theSkimm
- Translating health studies and terms and breaking down complex topics using theSkimm’s unique voice and editorial approach
- Working with editorial leaders to develop theSkimm’s unique perspective on health and wellness content for female millennials
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
- Bachelor's Degree
- 3+ yrs experience in health and wellness writing for a media organization
- Strong journalistic judgment and fact-checking standards
- Experience working on tight deadlines
- Experience in a fast-paced news environment, with an ability to anticipate and respond quickly to change
- Solid understanding of a broad range of health topics, including nutrition, mental health, fertility, and health insurance
- Ability to self-motivate and be a team player across multiple departments
- What we’re not looking for is someone experienced in reporting fitness and beauty trends, hacks, and products
WHAT WE OFFER
- Comprehensive insurance plans, commuter benefits and 401(k) starting on your first day
- Competitive salary & equity packages
- Flexible vacation policy and generous holiday observances
- One Medical Membership
- Gym membership reimbursement
- Complimentary access to theSkimm’s growing suite of membership products
- The opportunity to be part of a values-driven, hardworking and diverse group of people building a membership company that makes it easier to live smarter
theSkimm is a membership company dedicated to helping female millennials live smarter lives. By seamlessly integrating into our members existing routines, we've become a trusted brand to more than seven million people. We're fundamentally changing the way our members consume news, consider products or services, and take action on important things happening in their lives. Our flagship product, the Daily Skimm, is still the fastest growing email newsletter on the market, and we've grown our product suite to fit into other routines at home, work, and on-the-go. theSkimm App debuted at #1 in News in iTunes, our podcast "Skimm'd from The Couch" reached #1 in Apple Podcasts within hours of launching, and more than 200,000 people voted with us in the 2018 midterm elections.
As theSkimm grows, we're committed to helping our members tackle big decision-making moments in life by giving them the information they need to make informed and empowered choices whether that be in civic engagement, finance, career, health, and more. Founded in 2012 by two friends on a couch, we've since grown to over 100 employees based in NYC. We are passionate. We are a TEAM. We work hard, but we know when to take a break to enjoy each other's company. Our products help people live smarter lives and we're building a brand trusted by millions of female millennials across the country. Join us!
This is a full-time role based in New York, NY.