Curator, Design

Medium - contract

United States

09 Feb

Open to all applicants globally!

At Medium, words matter. We are building the best place for reading and writing on the internet a place where today’s smartest writers, thinkers, experts, and storytellers can share big, interesting ideas; a place where ideas are judged on the value they provide to readers, not the fleeting attention they can attract for advertisers.

Some of Medium’s most dynamic industry topics are about UX, product design, graphic design, and how visual and experiential design affects the people who engage with it. These topics are read by experienced professionals want to learn more, be on top of the best design practices, be better at their jobs, and be more desirable to employers.

Medium is growing its curation team. We are looking for a curator who knows quality writing when they see it and has specialized knowledge of design (product, graphic, etc.) and UX to curate those topics.

Medium curators read posts written by thousands of writers and use our curation standards to select the best posts to distribute on our topic pages and other channels. A keen discernment of quality is key (which is where your specialized experience and editorial judgment come in), but so is speed.

What will you do?

  • Use Medium’s tools and comb your own favorite Medium sources to find high-quality stories in the design-related topics
  • Accept or reject those stories based on the curation standards and your editorial judgment
  • Classify accepted posts into topics
  • Flag the highest-quality posts and writers to our editorial team
  • Flag rules violations to the Trust & Safety team
  • Advise Curation Manager on topic creation and organization
  • Coordinate with the Curation Manager and the curation team via Slack


  • You have substantial experience in the topics of design, UX, and related fields
  • You intuitively understand what makes a high-quality Medium post about these topics and what doesn’t
  • You are a curious reader with excellent taste and judgment
  • You’re a straightforward and effective communicator
  • You’re comfortable working remotely/independently and can adapt quickly to change

Salary and Perks

This is a remote, contract position.

At Medium, we foster an inclusive, supportive, fun and challenging team environment. We value having a team that is made up of a diverse set of backgrounds and respect the healthy expression of diverse opinions. We embrace experimentation and the examination of all kinds of ideas through reasoning and testing. Come join us as we continue to change the world of digital media.

About Medium

Medium's mission is to deepen readers'​ understanding of the world and to empower writers to share their best work and biggest ideas. We're a tight-knit group of 90 employees obsessing over our product that reaches 90 million readers every month. We're building a subscription publishing platform that connects expert writers with thoughtful readers, and we're growing fast.

Our product allows the best ideas to rise to the top and elevates the most passionate, diverse voices. Our company culture reflects the same values. We encourage employees to speak their mind, always do what's right for our users, and take ownership of their projects. We move quickly to get our ideas into the world, working in small, empowered teams, as we try to build a better place on the internet for ideas.


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