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Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024

Substack is building a new economic engine for culture, with more than 3 million paid subscriptions to writers, podcasters, and video-makers on the platform.

As Editor, you will curate and write pieces for Substack's publications (On Substack and Substack Reads) that reflect and stoke demand for great culture; commission stories from Substack staffers and writers on topics relevant to Substack’s and writers’ interests; come up with story ideas for other writers to cover that Substack’s publication can feature; find articles and writers to amplify up through Substack’s various channels; and help us promote demand for great culture generally.

This position will report directly to the Head of Communications, and you’ll work closely with the Co-Founder and Chief Writing Officer.

Substack’s compensation package includes a market-competitive salary, equity for all full-time roles, and exceptional benefits. Our cash compensation salary range for this role is $150,000-$160,000. Multiple factors, including candidate experience and expertise, determine final offer amounts and may vary from the amounts listed above.

Core responsibilities:

  • Write and edit Substack’s publications, including profile pieces, interviews, and trend features.
  • Generate ideas, spot stories, and create editorial opportunities from scratch, in line with Substack’s editorial strategy and standards.
  • Work closely with writers and creators to commission great work that showcases the breadth of the culture-making taking place on the platform.
  • Manage the community on Substack’s own publications, On Substack and Substack Reads
  • Work closely with cross-functional partners, including the Managing Editor and Social Media Producer to ensure coordination across our editorial team.

About You (Minimum Requirements):

  • Strong creative mind, with an eye for spotting story opportunities and the ability to write a beautiful sentence.
  • Willing to collaborate with any writer or creator on the platform regardless of their views
  • Ambitious self-starter, open-minded, with a high sense of initiative.
  • 8+ years of experience working in journalism or publishing. Experience working in a tech company is a plus!
  • Passionate and smart about the internet.
  • An excellent communicator, able to foster understanding and teamwork
  • Located in New York City or the Bay Area (required)

Substack is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or transgender status), age, national origin, veteran or disability status. We’re seeking people passionate about enabling independent expression and building a better business model for creators. If you want to see what media, communities, and content can become when unmoored from advertising models, and you have the skills and experience to contribute, we’d love to meet you.