FiveThirtyEight is looking for a considerate, energetic and impressive Senior Editor for Interactives to assist lead our interactive and visible journalism. Below the path of the Deputy Editor, who heads the Interactives and Graphics staff, the Senior Editor for Interactives will handle a subset of the Interactives staff and its tasks. It is a high-impact, interdisciplinary function which will mix parts of individuals administration, challenge administration and editorial management. Given the expansive nature of this place, we anticipate tailoring this job to the abilities and pursuits of whomever we rent. The best candidate will probably be somebody who derives deep satisfaction from main others to do their finest work.

The Senior Editor for Interactives will report back to the Deputy Editor and work intently with different senior editors to handle the circulate of our work. This full-time function with advantages is a U.S.-based place. Our workplaces are in New York, however full-time distant work could also be thought of. When you’ve got questions, please e mail Deputy Editor Chris Groskopf. To use, please submit a canopy letter and résumé by means of the Disney Careers portal.


  • Managing 2-4 members of the Interactives staff by offering common suggestions and mentoring and creating structured alternatives for progress.
  • Managing 1-3 concurrent tasks, together with coordinating kickoffs, check-ins, and retrospectives; monitoring duties; and speaking with different editors and the copy desk.
  • Sustaining a “no surprises” customary for managing each individuals and tasks, making certain that every one stakeholders, together with the Deputy Editor, all the time know the place issues stand.
  • Managing a nimble design and improvement course of that adapts to altering circumstances, notably with deadlines.
  • Partnering with the Deputy Editor on all features of managing the Interactives staff, together with creating staff insurance policies, making assignments and setting technique.
  • Representing the Interactives staff in key conversations, resembling with stakeholders at ABC Information and Disney.

Primary {Qualifications}:

  • Expertise in not less than two of the next areas:
    • Managing individuals
    • Managing software program tasks
    • Enhancing interactive and visible journalism
  • A purposeful understanding of web-development applied sciences, together with HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • The flexibility to prioritize amongst many sorts of duties and the self-awareness to know when it’s higher to say no slightly than tackle an excessive amount of.
  • The flexibility to diplomatically negotiate and attain compromises amongst many stakeholders who could typically have conflicting pursuits.
  • Kindness.

Most popular {Qualifications}:

  • A stable understanding of U.S. politics, notably electoral politics, and/or main U.S. sports activities.
  • Fluency in primary statistics.
  • Fluency in not less than one programming language, ideally JavaScript.
  • Prior expertise making use of product-design strategies related to giant journalism tasks, resembling person analysis, fast prototyping or person testing.
  • Prior expertise as a Technical Mission Supervisor or Product Supervisor.

ABC Information and FiveThirtyEight are equal-opportunity employers. Candidates will obtain consideration for employment with out regard to race, shade, faith, intercourse, age, nationwide origin, sexual orientation, gender id, incapacity or protected veteran standing.

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