ABOUT THE TEAM AND ROLE

theSkimm is hiring a Branded Content Editor to communicate theSkimm’s mission to our audience in multiple formats. Reporting to the Senior Branded Content Strategist, you’ll join our growing branded editorial unit and work closely with the sales team to execute best in class campaigns, writing for theSkimm’s unique voice across a variety of platforms including our flagship newsletter, web, audio, video and social products. You’ll be a guardian of the brand’s voice and tone while playing a critical role in helping the business develop and execute new branded initiatives.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

  • Brainstorm and execute content for branded partnerships with both upstarts and Fortune 500 companies through the pre-sale and post-sale process
  • Proactively pitch best-in-class concepts and respond to incoming RFPs
  • Write branded content copy in post-sale for a variety of platforms, including newsletter, web, audio, social, and video
  • Partner with the sales team on campaigns to create effective content while maintaining theSkimm's brand and editorial standards

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • 3-5 years of experience working in digital media or content creation, with at least 1 year executing branded content in both pre-sale and post-sale
  • Ability to translate a brand's story for theSkimm's unique platforms
  • Experience creating social media content a plus 
  • Excellent writer with the ability to write in the voice of a character
  • Expert knowledge of media trends and innovation on web, video, social, and audio
  • Experience creating content for a variety of client categories including finance, food & bev, entertainment, retail, and beauty
  • Passionate about theSkimm and its mission
  • A self-starter and a team player

WHAT WOULD SET YOU APART

  • Being a news junkie
  • Experience in media development and strategy
  • Experience communicating with standards and practices reps
  • Digital video scripting and producing experience, or experience producing audio

 

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
  • Catered Friday lunches and monthly gatherings
  • A vibrant office environment full of books, couches and a roof deck 
  • 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

ABOUT THESKIMM

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.

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