Who are we?
Tempest (formerly known as Hip Sobriety) provides alcohol abuse treatment for the 46 million Americans who don’t identify as addicted. We are building the next generation of recovery care: a meticulously designed brand and media presence that positions sobriety as an aspirational lifestyle choice and an online educational platform to help achieve it.
The Temper is the content arm of Tempest—a multi-contributor platform that calls bullshit on the normalization of drinking and drinking culture. We explore life through the lens of sobriety, addiction, and recovery (from anything), while interrogating the institutions, cultural forces, and histories of oppression that impact our sense of self, agency, and power.
Hip Sobriety was founded in 2014 and is backed by Slow Ventures, Refactor, Female Founders Fund, and Red Light Management.
We’re looking for a strategic, experienced, and sharp-witted editor to help shape the identity, voice, and future of The Temper. This person will work in collaboration with the CEO and Head of Audience Development to craft a long-term strategy for the publication as well as manage the day-to-day editorial process. This will include building out the editorial calendar, managing the pitch process, managing and recruiting for our existing stable of 50+ contributors, and copy editing each piece (with the help of an editor).
The ideal candidate is forward-thinking, creative, and detail-oriented with a strong point of view. They are passionate about the topics of mental health and recovery (from any chemical or behavioral addiction), and have a strong investment in and point of view around issues of social justice. We expect that this perspective will be represented and championed in their editorial approach through the championing of inclusive language, content, and writers, as well as in ways we have not yet imagined.
Oversee the editorial calendar and long-term strategy for The Temper
Create and assign story ideas and edit content
Manage the pitch process from new writers
Analyze and report on traffic and implement strategies for growth from and editorial perspective
Manage budget for the site's operations and development
Manage a freelance network (immediate) as well as a writing team
Develop and champion the voice and POV of The Temper
5+ years of experience managing and editing at a digital media company
Strong point of view and strategic approach
Excellent editing, writing, grammar, and proofreading skills.
Eye for detail and meticulous approach to work.
Ability to meet tight deadlines without compromising quality.
Excellent communication skills. Copy editor must know how to be persuasive yet tactful when working with writers and editors. Have a sound ability to retain the writer’s voice in the story after copyediting.
Proven expertise in SEO and other traffic sources
What we value and why you should join.
We’re a group of passionate and committed individuals determined not only to create a modern, feminist recovery modality but also to entirely upend the way our culture views alcohol—we are the anti-Rose All Day. We have a scrappy, get it done upstart ethos. We believe in showing up no matter what, honesty at all costs, persistence, straight-talking, and risk-taking. You should join if you want to make a difference in the world, and see this as the obvious way for you to do just that.
Tempest is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fair and inclusive employment practices, and strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas to apply.
Email CV + LinkedIn profile to firstname.lastname@example.org.