Overview

OVERVIEW

Fourth Estate is looking for a news editor. The candidate will work closely with other members of the editorial team to curate text, images, and video for major brand clients.

Both full-time and part-time positions are available.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides a guiding influence in the process of gathering, evaluating, interpreting and packaging news fairly, accurately and consistently
  • Creates, develops, organizes and edits the content of assigned news stories
  • Writes assigned stories, typically is assigned less complex stories
  • Generates story ideas; contributes to special features and stories; may edit multiple stories
  • Determines style, edits copy to meet established tone and delivery requirements; enhances assigned content
  • Assigns and coordinates stories with writers, reporters and freelancers
  • Implements solutions with good editorial judgment that can be easily implemented by staff
  • Implements assigned work independently with regular guidance from senior staff
  • Assigned to standard editing projects; assists on complex, new and innovative projects
  • Participates in developing the concepts and content to increase Fourth Estate news operations.
  • Identifies trends and develops coverage for less-than-obvious stories
  • Participates in determining or determines the content and focus of each assigned news story;
  • Identifies and follows-up on assigned emerging stories and breaking news
  • Uses strong news judgment to determine the concepts and content of assigned news stories
  • Participates in creating and writing compelling content for assigned stories;
  • Participates in the development of creative concepts of assigned news stories

REQUIREMENTS:

  • U.S. based applicants only
  • Minimum of five (8) years journalism experience
  • Able to efficiently and effectively telecommute
  • Mastery of journalistic and editorial ethics, policies and strategies
  • Bachelor’s degree with a preference for J-School
  • Excellent communication / interpersonal skills

Tagged as: editing, journalism, management, news sense, reporting

About Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp

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