Freelance TV & Movies Articles Editor, Inverse

 Bustle Digital Group
 April 28, 2021
 Remote
Inverse is seeking a freelance articles editor for its TV & Movies section.
A sharp eye for grammar and a talent for writing sticky headlines is essential. Inverse counts among its contributors bright, curious, talented reporters and writers. As such, the freelance articles editor should find a thrill in reading several memorable, whip-smart stories a day. A talent for layout is preferred, as Inverse’s customizable CMS is where the editor will do their work.
The freelance articles editor will edit 4-6 articles of short (500 words) to medium (1,110 words) in length each day. The editor will review all aspects of the article and publish it at the direction of the TV & Movies Editor. Articles do come with an editing deadline to ensure a publication cadence, but publication times are flexible.
As a freelance role, the articles editor will be working largely independently and is free to work at their own pace, given they can still produce the expected quality and file by the deadline. 
Candidates will be expected to complete an edit test. Previous magazine or digital media editing experience is preferred but outstanding candidates (experienced journalists or arts writers, for instance) are also encouraged to apply.
This freelance role is contracted for three months and is subject to review and renewal.

Responsibilities

  • Edit 12-16 articles a week
  • Use Slack to communicate with other members of the Inverse team
  • Meet edit deadlines set out by the TV & Movies Editor
  • Follow the direction of the TV & Movies editor
  • Ensure accuracy of every article that comes across your desk
  • Ensure every article has a magnetic lede and nut graf that sets up the story
  • Ensure every article headline plays off its corresponding art and vice versa
  • Ensure every article adheres to Inverse’s house style fundamentals
  • Communicate up to the editor reoccurring issues with writing via a short weekly email
  • Requirements

  • Be able to edit pieces three to four days a week (We are flexible)
  • Possess exceptional grammar
  • Be an open, positive communicator
  • Have a reasonable, if not exhaustive, knowledge of the topics we cover (A passion for these topics is a huge plus)
  • Be able to work well within a larger editorial team without exception
  • Bustle Digital Group (BDG) is one of today’s leading, global media companies with a portfolio of distinct digital and experiential brands that are shaping culture. Over 82 million readers turn to our brands — Bustle, Elite Daily, Inverse, Mic, NYLON, W, Romper, Input, and The Zoe Report — to hear from a set of diverse voices around the issues and interests engaging the next generation. BDG is headquartered in New York City.