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Editorial Assistant

The Freakonomics Radio Network is looking for a curious, detail-oriented person to join our team as an editorial assistant. You’ll help support Freakonomics Radio, one of the world’s most popular podcasts, and other podcasts on our network.

The editorial assistant will help ensure the smooth editorial and operational functioning of the network by performing a wide variety of tasks, from research and fact-checking to coordinating and formatting transcripts to publishing website posts to preparing advertising and promotional copy. This role is suitable for an entry-level candidate of exceptional ability.

This is a New York-based position.

Who you are:

  • You have an interest in academic research or journalism and a strong commitment to rigorous, fact-based inquiry
  • You love following and creating orderly processes and systems for accomplishing tasks big and small.
  • You are a stickler for details, particularly when it comes to the written word.
  • You work gracefully under deadline pressure.
  • You are able to juggle and prioritize multiple competing demands.

What you’ll do:

  • Research and fact-check podcast episodes.
  • Coordinate the transcription of interviews.
  • Edit and publish material on the Freakonomics website.
  • Edit advertising and promotional copy for tracking by network hosts.
  • Prepare and publish posts on social media platforms.
  • Perform administrative assignments across the network.

What you’ll need:

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher, ideally in the behavioral or social sciences.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Obsessive attention to detail.

Salary range:

$45,000 – $65,000

How to apply:

If you’re interested in this role and meet the qualifications outlined above, we’d love to hear from you! Please submit your resume, a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience, and any relevant work samples to jobs@freakonomics.com.


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