Onsite
Full Time
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Job Description

Location:

San Francisco, CA

WIRED is seeking an experienced editor to lead our service coverage. You’ll work closely with both full-time staff and freelancers to help our readers better understand how to navigate the increasingly complex world around them through a mix of explainers, guides, round-ups, and more.   

We’re looking for someone with subject-matter expertise across all of the topics in our world: mobile apps, the smart home, online services, privacy, security, battery technology, parenting tech, and beyond. You should be a deft line editor who values style as well as substance; we're not looking for the usual SEO chum. You should have demonstrated experience anticipating trends and news cycles, not just reacting to them. Because this role works across all of our coverage areas, you should be both highly organized and collaborative, capable of juggling multiple story types, topics, and deadlines with ease. Above all, you should be passionate about service journalism and its ability to improve readers’ lives.

You can work out of WIRED’s offices in San Francisco or New York. If you live in the US outside those cities you can be based remotely. This position will report to WIRED’s Special Projects editor.


 

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Special Projects Editor to shape WIRED’s service coverage

  • Assign, oversee, and edit stories from staff and freelance writers across the globe

  • Work with other editors and writers to develop and fine-tune ambitious and original ideas

  • Work closely with WIRED’s art, production, research, copy editing, and social teams

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of digital editorial experience, with a strong focus on service journalism 

  • Experience managing a large group of writers

  • Ability to work collaboratively and collegially with a team of fact checkers, copy editors, designers, photo editors, digital producers, social media producers, and other story editors

  • Facility with headlines, subheads, captions, and other elements of story building and promotion

  • A clear, engaging, jargon-free writing and editing style

Base Salary range: $80,000 - $165,000

What happens next?

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply below, and we will review your application as soon as possible. You can update your resume or upload a cover letter at any time by accessing your candidate profile.

Condé Nast is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, familial status and other legally protected characteristics.

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Senior Editor, Service — WIRED