Radish Fiction

YA Content Curator

Radish Fiction, a serialized reading platform for smartphones, is hiring a YA Content Curator to help develop and maintain the vision for Radish serials. You must be passionate about creating engaging stories and worlds, discovering new talent, brainstorming content strategy, mentoring and empowering creators, and iterating based on product performance and user data. You want to create the new standard for mobile-first YA stories and definite the category of YA serials.

Who You Are

We are looking for a creative editor and storyteller to join Radish’s content development team to work with our wide community of writers to discover, nurture, and publish our next mobile hit. You understand unique characteristics of serialized content and how to differentiate them in the entertainment reading space. You have strong insights around story and hold writers to a high bar. You inspire new talent to create amazing stories for women in their teens, twenties and thirties, while thinking critically about product metrics and performance. You are someone who thinks more like an entertainment studio producer rather than a literary editor in a publishing house. You follow the latest media trends in the world of TV, movies, and games. You have a great knowledge of genre fiction space. You are eager to learn about your product and audience. Your decisions are driven by creative intuition, knowledge of your team’s ability, user research, business goals, and market strategy. You thrive in a face-paced agile environment that seeks out immediate impact. Above all, you’re passionate about storytelling in a new digital age and leading the creative process.

Responsibilities:                  

  • Help design and maintain the vision for the Radish YA serials (particularly in romance), putting us on the path to create unique serial content that stands out in the mobile reading space and create hits for our current audience, while also thinking about how to expand it over time.

    • Define what successful mobile YA serial fiction will look like.

    • Identify and discover great YA writers who are fit for writing serials.

  • Discover great writers  within Radish community and beyond.

  • Partner with writers to develop new episode series from pitch through pilot, and through production of multiple seasons

  • Mentor promising writers to help them understand the creative process and structure of hit products.

  • Strengthen the structure, characters, pacing, and goals of stories in development based on qualitative and quantitative feedback

  • Build and maintain relationships with great writers, identifying the talent of tomorrow

  • Setup and maintain multiple creators and projects to meet deadlines and follow best-in-class storytelling processes

  • Seek out, respond to, and iterate based on qualitative and quantitative feedback throughout the development and production process

  • Partner cross-functionally on story launches, press, marketing, data analysis, and general programming needs

  • Build a YA bible for hit serials

 

What we are looking for:  

  • Passion for great storytelling for the female YA audience.

  • 3+ years working in literary publishing, tv networking programming, or game development. Combination of these experiences are a plus.

  • 3+ years managing creative writers and storytellers.

  • Experience in the development of IP projects at a book packager or publishing house. Particularly Young Adult IP titles.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the story development process from concept through production.

  • Strong existing relationships with writers, agents, and editors.

  • Proven track records of helping develop hit IPs.

 

Launched in February 2015, Radish is Netflix for serials where readers can enjoy premium serialized stories based on bite-sized episodes suitable for 10 minutes on a smartphone. It is a digital update of the Victorian idea of the serialised novel. After 3 free chapters, mobile micropayments provide access to ensuing episodes so that audiences may secure instant gratification after a cliffhanger ending. Its top author is earning more than $21,000 a month. Radish has been covered in leading publications such as New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Techcrunch, Fast Company, and Forbes.

With support from Silicon Valley, Hollywood and the publishing industry, Radish has raised $3.65 million in seed financing. The backers include Greylock, Lowercase Partners, Softbank Next Media Innovation Fund, UTA, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI) and Sherpa Capital. Individual investors include bestselling author Amy Tan, Sir Peter Bazalgette, Charlie Songhurst, Nicolas Berggruen, Matt Humphrey, Duncan Clark, and Jeremy Yap among others. Ankur Jain, VP of Product at Tinder, is on the board.

 

TO APPLY - Please fill out the form here:  https://radishfiction.submittable.com/submit/106861/ya-content-curator

Contact Information

Seungyoon Lee, CEO
New York
NY