Log in
Log in

Associate Tech Editor, Lifehacker

  • 2024-02-23 3:07 PM
    Message # 13320073

    Please apply to this role by submitting an application on our job board:

    About Us:   

    Lifehacker's mission is to be the go-to source of credible, practical, and creative advice to help anyone live better. We cover tech, cooking, health, finance, entertainment, parenting, home & garden, careers, and more. We have 18 years of brand recognition and broadcast across multiple platforms - like video, podcast, and newsletter. With almost 7 million readers, we leverage our approachable, down-to-earth voice to offer advice on difficult topics. Our advice is specific, practical, science-based, and actionable.   


    Lifehacker is looking for an Associate Technology Editor to join our dynamic, tech-driven team.   


    The successful candidate should have 2-3 years of experience. They’ll support the editorial vision of the senior tech editor and edit coverage that gives actionable advice based on what's actually happening in tech, including how-to guides, explainers, product recommendations, and security advice across Windows, macOS, iPhone, Android, and third-party apps.    


    This isn't a news-focused role, but one focused on actionable service journalism that offers down-to-earth advice and guidance that can speak to both laypeople and techies. The right person is one obsessed with tech and helping others, and is able to help writers explain complicated processes in an understandable and approachable voice.   


    Lifehacker editors should also have shrewd judgment and a healthy skepticism of common advice.   


    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:   

         Support the senior tech editor in setting the strategic editorial policy for our tech beat commensurate with the company’s overall goals   

         Help edit tech stories, pitch tech news, and support getting products to review.   

         Support the senior tech editor in ensuring content across all platforms meets the highest standards of editorial excellence and positions the site as authoritative and agenda-setting   

         Help the senior editor maintain the site’s editorial voice, anchored in conversational style and skepticism of conventional wisdom   

         Help guide daily production of the team’s  output across distribution channels   

         Help track and meet targets for growing the reach, loyalty, and engagement of the audience for our food beat    

         Able to leverage audience listening and analytics to create informed content pitches, plans and strategy   



         Strong leadership skills with 2-3 years of experience working with journalists in a fast-paced media environment   

         First-rate editorial judgment and editorial skills   

         Ability to generate original ideas for creative and engaging content   

         Demonstrable interpersonal skills with the ability to help coach, motivate and guide a diverse and talented team of writers and editors   

         Strong collaborative skills, including liaising with other teams   


    Our Culture and Values:   

    Every day, our brands reach millions of individuals across the internet. Through our content, tools, and perspectives, we ignite curiosity, nurture knowledge, and guide purchase decisions that empower the tech-driven lives of today. Our success in this endeavor is a direct reflection of our team members who embody qualities of curiosity, knowledge, and an unwavering passion for technology, products, culture, and the world at large.   


    Collectively, we firmly believe that our diverse identities and experiences are our greatest assets. We wholeheartedly embrace our individuality and actively champion the multitude of perspectives present within our global teams. We labor with a clear sense of purpose to ensure consistent and predictable outcomes. We are proactive in adapting to the ever-evolving tech landscape, staying attuned to trends and insights that secure our relevance in both the present and future.   


    Our results are born from the accountability we uphold for ourselves and our teams. Integrity is the bedrock of everything we do, extending to our content, solutions, communications, data, and insights, serving all our stakeholders with the highest standards of honesty and transparency.   


    Our Benefits:    

         Competitive salaries   

         Company-sponsored medical, dental, and vision insurance (including domestic partner coverage) + pet insurance   

         Flexible Vacation / Paid Time Off   

         Charitable Giving Programs that include Paid Time Off to volunteer and donation matches   

         Family Planning Programs like MAVEN Fertility Concierge   

         Paid Parental Leave (up to 16 weeks)   

         401K savings plan with employer match    

         Employee stock purchase program (ESPP)   

         Wellness Programs: Gym reimbursement, Lose It! and Calm subscriptions   

         Hybrid, Remote and Flexible work arrangements   

         Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can collaborate with teams across the company while making an impact in the areas that most excite you!   

    Ziff Davis is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.   

    This is a union position covered by the NewsGuild of New York (LINK: The salary range for this position is $78,000-$84,000.   


    Note: Disclosure as required by NYCHRL, the base salary range for this role when being performed in the City of New York is $78,000-$84,000.  Compensation for this business unit specific role is based on a variety of factors including experience, scope of the role, capabilities to perform the role, as well as business & company performance.   

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software