Deputy Editor

  • Insider Inc
  • New York, NY
  • Jul 21, 2022
Full time

Job Description

Insider Inc. is hiring a Deputy Editor to help lead a new team focused on smart, thought-provoking essays and ideas-driven features. The position will report to Eric Bates, the team’s Editor.

The pieces we like best unpack and explore the most interesting topics of the day, month, and year. They answer pressing questions and make bold and intriguing arguments that change the way our large and rapidly growing audience views the world. We strive to interlace keen analysis with original reporting, in-depth research, and personal observation, from timely explainers and compelling profiles to engaging narratives and “cover story” explorations. 

Examples of the team’s recent stories include:

The team has also published dozens of timely explainers, which can be found here.

The Deputy Editor will work with the Editor to dramatically expand the team over the coming year. We’ll be hiring more staff writers, signing up freelance contributors, and strengthening the infrastructure we’ve created to support our top-tier, magazine-style journalism, from first-class illustration to independent fact checking. 

The team also has access to all 640 members of the Insider newsroom, and can tap in-house talent whenever they’re excited by a writer and a writer's idea.

Our ideal candidate is someone who:

  • is bursting with big ideas about economics, finance, tech, and the world at large
  • has a track record of assigning and editing top-notch essays and features
  • collaborates effectively with others
  • stays organized when juggling multiple assignments
  • can recruit great writers with diverse perspectives
  • has experience managing others and knows how to bring out the best work in people

The salary range for this position is $150,000 to $200,000. Compensation will depend on a variety of factors, including a candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies, and experience, and may fall outside of the stated range. Insider offers a competitive total rewards package, which includes a 401k match, health care coverage, and a broad range of other benefits.

Are you passionate about this opportunity, but worried that you don’t have 100% of the experience we’re looking for? We still want to hear from you! Apply online and let us know why you would make a great addition to the Insider community.

About Us: Insider Inc. is the global media company behind Insider and an ever-growing family of brands. Our mission is to inform and inspire the digital generation and become the most influential journalism brand in the world. We reach an audience of more than 375 million users with our stories, which command attention and inspire action.
Our core value is effectiveness. We make things happen. We listen to each other, learn from each other, and take risks together. We understand that a diverse set of perspectives and an inclusive environment are critical to our success. All of this helps us get better every day. Check out our mission, values, and culture page to learn more.


Insider Inc supports a distributed workforce that allows for varied work locations. Many roles are eligible for 100% remote or hybrid remote/office work unless otherwise noted.