Jul 30, 2022

Editor of Freelance

  • Insider Inc
  • New York, NY
Full time

Job Description

Insider Inc. is hiring an editor of freelance to join the Contributors and Freelance team of Insider’s business division. This is a full-time position based in our New York office with the option to work remotely.

The editor will work under the senior editor of freelance to assign out and edit stories written by freelance writers for Insider’s non-paywalled business section. They will be comfortable and excited about working across all our verticals and help the team connect with new writers across subject areas. The editor will also work closely with internal editors to source ideas and build off breaking news stories. They will edit posts for spelling and grammar, structure, flow, style, and accuracy.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Scouting for freelancers and experts to write about newsy topics
  • Overseeing daily and long-term story assignments
  • Onboarding new writers, dealing with contracts, and negotiating rates
  • Guiding our long-running syndication program, helping the team decide which types of partners and posts should appear on the site

The qualified candidate will have:

  • Impeccable editing skills and the proven ability to work with a mix of story types, from “as told to” profiles to analyses to reported features and lists
  • Experience conceptualizing, assigning, and editing visual stories, such as photo essays and slideshows
  • A passion for collaborating with and giving feedback to an ever-growing roster of writers
  • A natural ability for telling stories in a conversational, compelling, relatable way
  • Excellent news judgment and a knack for spotting great pitches and ideas
  • Experience writing headlines and packaging stories that readers will find interesting
  • A self-starter attitude, exceptional project management skills, and a quick but thoughtful approach to breaking news
  • Knowledge of content management systems and SEO practices is a plus

The Contributors and Freelance team works across the entire business division of Insider to bring in outside voices — contributors, high-profile thought leaders and experts, personal essayists, and professional freelance writers — to help us cover the people, companies, and ideas changing our world. We personalize and humanize Insider’s business coverage with first-person stories, personal essays, as-told-to stories, and op-eds and work with a large roster of national and international freelance journalists to report stories that supplement the work of our internal desks: tech, finance, retail, transportation, media, healthcare, advertising, real estate, and more.

The salary range for this position is $70,000-$100,000. Compensation for the role will depend on a number of factors, including a candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies, and experience and may fall outside of the range shown. Insider offers a competitive total rewards package, which includes a 401k match, healthcare 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.