Senior Special Projects Editor

  • Chief
  • New York, NY | Miami, FL | San Francisco, CA | Boston, MA | Washington DC | Los Angeles, CA | Remote Eligible (US based)
  • Jun 18, 2022

Job Description

About us:

Chief is on a mission to change the face of leadership. Launched in 2019, Chief provides senior executive women with a vetted community of peers, a trusted support system, and business critical insights to strengthen their leadership and magnify their influence. We have been named one of Fast Company's “Most Innovative Companies— and you can read more about us in Inc. and Forbes.

Chief is a fast-growing, Series B stage start-up backed by CapitalG, General Catalyst, Inspired Capital, Primary Ventures and other top-tier investors who believe in our vision to drive more women to the top and keep them there. We have members across the United States with flagship locations in NYC, LA, Chicago and SF. 

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are in our DNA, guiding everything we do and how we work. Knowing that our people are the most important driver of our success, we focus on building teams where the power of diverse voices, identities, perspectives, and experiences is celebrated.

We are tech-powered. Our members make meaningful connections, engage in compelling discussions, and view our unique content through our digital platform. Our Product and Technology teams are building the future of that platform, with data and insights at its heart.

About the Role:  

Chief’s Editorial department is focused on establishing Chief as a thought leader within the space of executive people at work. With a mission to redefine the status quo on how business gets done, Chief’s Editorial currently consists of thought leadership articles and podcasts, which we promote across our newsletter and LinkedIn page.

Chief is looking to hire a Senior Special Projects Editor to help translate Chief’s thought leadership across mediums, as we expand our storytelling formats to reach audiences where they are. This business journalist by trade will apply their business reporting and writing flair to develop Chief’s white paper data study and Chief’s podcast, The New Rules of Business. Additionally, the role will be focused on developing and executing campaigns with our Partnerships team, working with partners to concept and execute co-branded content, in the form of articles, videos, or podcasts.

With equal parts creative storyteller and operative, the Senior Special Projects Editor should be rigorous to detail and deadlines, able to not only manage their own deliverables but oversee freelance vendors and thrive when managing multiple projects at once. This position will report to and work closely with the Head of Editorial & Brand Studio.

What you’ll do: 

  • Develop Chief’s first white paper data study, working with data scientists to create Chief’s POV and net new research to advance women leadership. Act as chief architect, researcher, writer, and project manager of this output, working both with internal departments and external partners to make this have the biggest impact. 
  • Editorially help develop the programming, story arch, and episode content for Chief’s podcast, in partnership with Head of Editorial, from ideating topics to sourcing guests. Liaise and work with the podcast production team from pre-pro to post-pro to produce weekly episodes; from editing scripts, developing interview questions, researching content topics; and ensuring the interview and final episode are meeting Chief’s editorial vision.
  • Work with Events to develop event-derivative content in multiple formats including video, articles, and more.
  • Work cross-functionally with Partnerships to ideate and execute co-branded content for clients including articles, videos, and podcasts. 

What you’ve done and enjoy doing:

  • Experience in digital media as a special projects editor, branded content editor or reporter 
  • Experience developing data studies or white papers
  • Experience working on branded content, both ideating and executing multimedia and multi-channel reporting in partnership with a brand 
  • Podcast experience, sourcing guests, writing questions, scripting, and executing
  • Video experience, working closely with video editors to identify concepts, provide editing feedback, and understand video consumption behavior, preferred but not required
  • Incredibly well-versed in reporting against management/leadership and business trends, with a strong pulse on the culture of work
  • Exceptional at packaging content for digital consumption, including but not limited to newsletter, social, streaming platforms, and more
  • Must have a strong grasp of AP style, SEO best practices, and digital media distribution
  • Strong grammar, research, and copyediting skills, as well as a deep love for storytelling and brainstorming
  • Fastidious and passionate about time management. Thrives in a fast-paced digital media environment
  • Is passionate about advancing women in the workplace

Why You'll Want to Work Here:

  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Flexible vacation policy and 4.5 day work weeks
  • 20 weeks of paid gender neutral parental leave
  • Full medical, dental, and vision packages, 401(k)
  • Opportunity to work for a startup focused on driving real change for women in business
  • Opportunity to create and attend inspiring experiences and events with leaders of the industry
  • Access to our ongoing virtual Chief member exclusive content, including workshops, thought leadership, and iconic speakers
  • Wellness, Work from home and Learning Stipends