The Slowdown is seeking a freelance editorial assistant to provide support on a wide range of tasks under the guidance of our associate editor. They will conduct research on subjects for our Time Sensitive podcast and Big Interview newsletter, build Time Sensitive episode pages in Wordpress, fact-check articles, create exhibition and book guides, and write social media copy, among other tasks. The ideal candidate is extremely organized, a proactive self-starter, and a clear communicator. You should feel comfortable balancing multiple tasks and be dedicated to supporting the team’s day-to-day functions. Bonus: You are interested in and/or have experience in art and culture, and are based in New York City.
The Slowdown is an indispensable guide to the zeitgeist. Through our podcasts, membership-only newsletters, and digital platform, we tell stories that give shape to the abundance of information and noise all around us. Across the cultural spectrum—from art and architecture, to food and fashion, to climate, technology, and beyond—we bring together leading-edge perspectives to capture an emerging worldview.
—Build Time Sensitive episode pages in Wordpress
—Conduct research on Time Sensitive guests and Big Interview subjects
—Create image request lists for Time Sensitive episode pages
—Chapter Time Sensitive audio files in Forecast and upload them to Simplecast
—Format Big Interview transcripts
—Create spring/summer and fall/winter exhibition and book guides
—Write social media copy
—College degree in English, journalism, or other relevant subject
—At least one year of work experience preferable
—Knowledge of The Slowdown and our voice/ethos
—Excellent communication, time management, and interpersonal skills
—Exceptional attention to detail and ability to balance multiple tasks
—Previous experience in media or journalism preferred but not required
—Previous experience in Mailchimp, Wordpress, or Simplecast is a bonus
The expected pay for this position is between $35 and $45 per hour, with a time commitment of 8-10 hours per week. Hourly pay is based on a wide range of factors, including but not limited to relevant skills, training, experience, and education.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a cover letter, resume, and 3-5 page writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.