Associate Editor, Work Life at Fast Company

August 4, 2022
Hybrid/New York, NY



Fast Company is looking for a creative associate editor to help steer our popular Work Life coverage on It is a hybrid position that will ideally be located out of our office in New York City, but could be entirely remote for the right candidate.

This position is represented by the Fast Company and Inc. union the Writers Guild of America-East. The Guild minimum for this role is $68,000; salary is negotiable based on the candidate’s skills and experience. 


  • Helping to manage and grow our network of expert contributors, including assigning stories, managing deadlines, and editing several pieces per day
  • Helping the senior editor shape the direction and coverage of the Work Life vertical
  • Managing a high volume of story pitches daily and developing those that are the best fit for the section
  • Ensuring that all our content is factually accurate and has a high degree of editorial integrity
  • Write regularly for the Work Life section
  • Occasionally pitching in on larger editorial projects and research, as needed


  • 2+ years’ experience assigning and editing stories for a daily online publication
  • Strong editing, writing, and communication skills
  • Familiarity with Work Life-related topics like career development, productivity, management, workplace culture, and diversity and equity efforts 
  • Knowledge about Fast Company, the types of companies, topics, and industries we cover, and the ability to communicate with executives and leaders within those industries
  • Excellent organizational skills, close attention to detail, and desire to work autonomously
  • An ability to juggle multiple projects, and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • An established social-media presence and savviness with promoting content on social media, especially LinkedIn and Twitter
  • Experience with WordPress and good SEO practices


Applicants should submit two article pitches for the Work Life section, 2-3 relevant clips, a cover letter, and a résumé.


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Fast Company is the world’s leading business innovation brand, with a focus on ground-breaking progress in technology, leadership, social impact, creativity, and design. Written for and about the most progressive business leaders, Fast Company inspires readers to think expansively, lead with purpose, embrace change, and shape the future of business.

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