The end of pro bono editors.
Being an editor on Medium is a ton of work.
I used to be a pro bono editor for The Shortform and it was really hard to keep up with all the new writers and their tons of emails.
Several of my students have their own publications or are pro bono editors for publications.
I really love that they FINALLY will get paid for their efforts.
However, you need to know this about Medium’s past
Until last year, editors of top publications such as “P.S. I Love You” got paid. When Ev Williams cut funding, editors left Medium.
Additionally, Medium used to have its own editorial team for its own publications.
They laid off most of them within the last past years.
Then there was a creator fund with a base payment until last autumn.