Writer, WaitWhat

New York, United States

Description

WaitWhat is a media invention company committed to the creation of highly-differentiated, premium content that is gender-balanced and diverse in its subject profiles, and boundary-breaking in its formats. Founded in 2017 by former TED execs June Cohen and Deron Triff, whose combined leadership built TED Talks from a concept to 1 billion views/listens each year, WaitWhat’s inaugural media properties include the critically acclaimed Sincerely, X, the 2018 Webby Award-winning podcast Masters of Scale, and Should This Exist, an exciting new podcast hosted by Silicon Valley investor and Internet pioneer Caterina Fake.

In everything we create, we aim to elicit contagious emotions: awe, wonder, curiosity, and mastery. From the get-to, we design our media to live across many different forms and formats (audio, video, virtual, live, print, etc.) in order to scale as thriving independent businesses.

We are a joyful startup that has closed our Series A funding in January 2019. We’re now building out a team that’s as diverse as it is creative, brought together by the desire to create amazing media experiences. We’re channeling our energy to fulfill what we believe is the greatest, often unspoken, need of our time: to feel lit up and alive. Everything we produce will have those “Wait, what?’ moments that spark your curiosity and change your understanding of the world.


We’re looking for a writer who is intellectually ambitious, creatively courageous, and passionate about sharing big, provocative ideas through the art of longform storytelling to work across our properties. This role is primarily focused on writing for audio — and this is the particular skill we’ll be searching for — but we’re open to candidates from a range of media. You must love start-up culture, feel energized by team-oriented environments, and have an all-hands-on-deck attitude. If you share our passion for exceptional storytelling and ground-breaking media formats, we would love to hear from you!

Requirements

We’re looking for a writer who is intellectually ambitious, creatively courageous, and passionate about sharing big, provocative ideas through the art of longform storytelling to work across our properties. This role is primarily focused on writing for audio — and this is the particular skill we’ll be searching for — but we’re open to candidates from a range of media. You must love start-up culture, feel energized by team-oriented environments, and have an all-hands-on-deck attitude. If you share our passion for exceptional storytelling and ground-breaking media formats, we would love to hear from you!


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This is a temporary contract role with the potential for full-time in the future.

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