1. We’re hiring!

    Are you a business junkie?

    TheWeek.com is looking for a business and economics writer to join its fast-growing, award-winning site — part of the media group that includes The Week magazine, MentalFloss.com, and Mental Floss magazine.

    This person will be charged with writing one super-smart, original, and thought-provoking opinion or analysis piece on an interesting and important aspect of business and economics each day, along with offering semi-frequent “news brief” contributions to TheWeek.com’s “Speed Reads” section. This individual should be a confident, highly organized business junkie with proven writing chops — and someone who can work successfully in the fast-paced environment of a breaking news-and-opinion website. Versatility and creativity are critical — the ideal candidate should be enthusiastic about conceiving sharp, fresh arguments and analyses on topics ranging from monetary policy to consumer technology to global economics to the housing market to retail to manufacturing to our changing offices, and so on.

    TheWeek.com is booming, with more than 10 million unique visitors a month. This is an excellent opportunity for a creative, hard-working self-starter eager to join one of the sharpest and hardest-working teams in our industry.

    Apply here.

     


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  5. We’re hiring!

    Digital Production Assistant

    TheWeek.com seeks a digitally savvy newshound to manage various editorial tasks essential to our growing web presence. This person will wear many hats, but his or her main focus will be on improving TheWeek.com’s presence on social media platforms and on tablet devices. Most importantly, this person will have a strong understanding of what makes a story sharable. 

    Tasks may include: 
    Helping maintain The Week’s various social media profiles
    Analyzing traffic trends
    Daily newsletter production
    Researching, writing and formatting stories 
    Formatting weekly magazine issues for iPad and other tablet devices

    Requirements: 
    Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field
    Proven presence on and strong understanding of social sharing communities including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and others
    Familiarity with Content Management Systems and Google Analytics
    Proficiency in Photoshop and an eye for design
    Excellent news judgment and writing skills
    Basic understanding of HTML and coding a plus
    Ability to thrive in a fast-paced news environment where multitasking is a must

    This is a fulltime entry-level role based in our NYC office. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to socialmedia@theweek.com. 

     


  6. We’re hiring!

    Seeking: Digital production assistant

    TheWeek.com seeks a digitally savvy newshound to manage various editorial tasks essential to our growing web presence. This person will wear many hats, but his or her main focus will be improving TheWeek.com’s presence on social media platforms and on tablet devices. Most importantly, this person will have a strong understanding of what makes a story sharable. This is a full time position based in New York City. 

    Tasks may include: 

    • Helping maintain The Week’s various social media profiles (Tumblr included!)
    • Analyzing traffic trends
    • Daily newsletter production
    • Researching, writing and formatting stories 
    • Formatting weekly magazine issues for iPad and other tablet devices

    Requirements: 

    • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field
    • Proven presence on and strong understanding of social sharing communities including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and others
    • Familiarity with Content Management Systems and Google Analytics
    • Proficiency in Photoshop and an eye for design
    • Excellent news judgment and writing skills
    • Basic understanding of HTML and coding a plus
    • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced news environment is a must

    To apply: Send a cover letter and resume to socialmedia@theweek.com. In addition, please provide links to your website, Twitter, Tumblr, and any other accounts that might showcase your web presence.

     


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