Weekend Editor

Founded in 2018, with employees across the world, The Block is the leading research, analysis, and news brand in the digital asset space
The Block's team is spread across 5 continents and 15+ time zones, covering the global cryptocurrency space 24/7
At The Block, we see digital assets as a ubiquitous part of the future
As this space continues to evolve, we view our role as the trusted moderator and authoritative voice for those who invest in, work with, make decisions about, or seek to understand digital assets
 The Editorial team is the beating heart of The Block
Our reporters and editors are constantly on the lookout for the most important breaking news stories that help our audience navigate the ever changing crypto landscape
From industry defining scoops to in-depth investigations, The Block’s newsroom sets the standard for crypto journalism globally
We are currently seeking a Weekend Editor to help spearhead our Saturday and Sunday coverage, publishing breaking news, features and paywalled exclusives
The hiring range for this role is between $30 to $50 per hour
Pay within the provided range will be refined based on candidate's skills, experience, and location

Responsibilities

    • Identify, assign, produce and publish news stories on Saturday and Sunday during key business hours
       
    • Operate The Block’s social media channels to distribute weekend content
    • Coordinate with staff writers and editors on publishing content over the weekend, including paywalled features and exclusive stories
    • Work with The Block’s senior news staff on identifying the types of stories to cover over the weekend, including breaking market and business news developments
    • Coordinate with senior news staff on coverage, with extra resources assigned as needed to help cover busy weekend periods

Qualifications

    • Previous experience editing complex, financial news stories
    • Experience or interest in cryptocurrency / digital assets preferred
    • Ability to juggle multiple stories and deadlines
    • Passion for technology, with a dash of skepticism where warranted
    • English-language writing or editing experience
    • Experience with cryptocurrency and blockchain a bonus but not mandated

ieWho We Are:

The culture of The Block lies in our key behaviors
It’s who we are and it’s how we show up everyday
ieWe are confidently humble


We jump in and roll up our sleeves
We know there’s always more to learn and we operate without egos
ieWe are actionably curious


We strive to be an expert in our field and always seek opportunities to expand our knowledge and skill set
We put our learnings into practice every day
 ieWe practice tenacious ownership


Every day when we show up we are contributors, teammates, and owners
We rotate through those three hats with agility and without sacrificing accountability or consistency
ieWe practice respectful partnership


We treat others as we’d expect to be treated – with respect, concern, understanding, and patience
ieWhy You Should Work Here:

We take care of our employees and we have the benefits and perks to support it
Our full-time, US based employees are eligible for Unlimited PTO, remote first environment, high health plan employer contributions, monthly wellness stipend, generous parental leave policy, 401k match, fitness partnerships, fertility benefits, One Medical membership and citibike membership
 We’re a remote first company which allows us to hire the best person for the job regardless of location
 Impactful work
Regardless of your role at The Block you’re making a meaningful contribution to our mission in accelerating the evolution of financial systems through independent reporting and technical research of all projects influencing the future of financial services
ieWhat Else Should You Know?

The Block is an equal employment opportunity employer
  Qualified candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law
During our application process we collect completely anonymous diversity information
Providing this information is voluntary but we want you to know what we do with it
We use the data to ensure that our recruiting practices are bringing diverse talent to the organization and we are reacting where we are coming up short
We strive to use the data to ensure we have the tools and resources for all employees both during the interview process and should those employees choose to join us at The Block
  

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