Feb 7th 2019
At Medium, words matter. We are building the best place for reading and writing on the internet—a place where today's smartest writers, thinkers, experts, and storytellers can share big, interesting ideas; a place where ideas are judged on the value they provide to readers, not the fleeting attention they can attract for advertisers.
Medium is home to a thriving community of writers and experts sharing stories and ideas about cryptocurrency and its related fields. We're looking for an editor with specialized knowledge of subjects like blockchain, Ethereum, crypto-funds, and ICOs. This editor will identify and feature the best self-published stories on these and other related topics every day.
The ideal candidate for this position can predict tomorrow's cryptocurrency headlines. They know the field inside and out, and can quickly discern between an intelligent insight and a rehashed hot take. They are familiar with key players and trends in the field, and can be relied on to ensure that Medium is contributing to the day's conversation—or starting new ones—in a way that our subscribers find informative and valuable. Medium should be the go-to resource for cryptocurrency enthusiasts and insiders as they make investment decisions or study up on the latest in this rapidly changing field.
This editor knows great writing when they see it, but they also have a knack for making things better. They love to read and have a sixth sense for what other people want to read; they have a critical eye and can deliver constructive editorial feedback that takes a piece from good to great. They should also be obsessed with details.
This editor has an eye for quality, is a skillful communicator, and displays excellent editorial judgment.
What will you do?
- Scour our network daily for excellent self-published writing on cryptocurrency that deserves a wider audience
- Edit writing about cryptocurrency for an audience of enthusiasts
- Establish and deepen relationships with writers and experts publishing independently on Medium
- Ensure that Medium's cryptocurrency coverage is relevant and informative
- Build a network of on-platform experts and writers on cryptocurrency and its related topics
- Provide feedback and direction to our curation team as it pertains to cryptocurrency
- Bring good ideas to work every single day
Who are you?
- You have a minimum of 3-5 years of editing experience in journalism and/or online media
- You can work quickly and juggle many stories, relationships and tasks at one time
- You have substantial experience in cryptocurrency and related fields
- You understand what makes a high-quality Medium post about these topics and what doesn't
- You have a reputation for establishing productive relationships with writers of different backgrounds
- You care about words and can deliver well-edited stories on a deadline
- You are curious and display excellent taste and judgment
- You are a display-copy whiz who understands the importance of framing a story for maximum reader engagement
- You are a straightforward and effective communicator
- You like working on a team and can help improve other people's ideas through collaboration and brainstorming
- You believe that good stories can come from anywhere
At Medium, we foster an inclusive, supportive, fun yet challenging team environment. We value having a team that is made up of a diverse set of backgrounds and respect the healthy expression of diverse opinions. We embrace experimentation and the examination of all kinds of ideas through reasoning and testing. Come join us as we continue to change the world of digital media. Medium is an equal opportunity employer.
This is a contract position. Location flexible. Interested? We'd love to hear from you.