Pirate Wires

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Associate Editor

  • Editorial
  • Full-time
  • US
  • Remote friendly

We’re looking for our managing editor’s right hand, charged with shaping high-level editorial strategy for the company, and bringing in new writers. A demanding job for highly-creative former disgruntled English majors looking to actually make an impact (you don’t really need an English degree (we genuinely don’t even care if you went to college)).

  • Work with the managing editor on editorial strategy, pipeline, and workflow

  • Source and work with new writers — the key piece here, as we’re looking for someone capable of really owning an entire major branch of our coverage

  • Develop story ideas for and with staff writers, contributors, managing editor, and EIC 

  • Fact-check, proofread, edit, and occasionally perform surgery on content before publication

  • Write and program for our social media accounts

  • Pitch and write your own pieces

  • Be on-call during off-hours when there’s an opportunity to jump on a story 

  • Always be surfacing the weird, fascinating, and exciting new trends in information (drama)

Apply with a few writing samples and story ideas — we might want you to write one as part of the vetting process.