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Company: Face the Facts USA
Growing Online Information Source Needs Executive Editor
District of Columbia
Job Status:  Temporary
Ad Expires: 
February 22, 2013
Job ID: 1463583


Face the Facts USA, a civic engagement initiative backed by The George Washngton University School of Media and Public Affairs, needs an Executive Editor. This is a temporary position with longer-term possibilities. 

Face the Facts researches, validates and distributes provocative facts about U.S. programs and policies. We leverage original source material only, not media citations. Our editorial output appears on our own website,, and before a broad national audience via online, print and broadcast distribution partners.

The Executive Editor's duties are as follows:

  • Refine and validate the core content that defines the project
  • Guide editorial direction of the project, promoting impartiality and integrity, developing brand voice, providing key facts with creative, memorable and / or original content or treatment, and unearthing new and striking facts that capture the imagination of the American people
  • Lead a dedicated research team, bipartisan subject matter expert panels, and allied media producers and distributors
  • Contribute to fact reporting and validation as needed
  • Oversee editorial process, setting and adhering to deadlines.
  • Work with video, online and event producers to generate rich media dramatizing facts in compelling ways

Requirements for the position are as follows:

  • Demonstrated newsroom leadership record
  • Five years professional journalism experience, preferably in editing role
  • Familiarity with Washington, DC institutions, systems, agencies
  • Outstanding writing and communication skills
  • Experience leading student project teams a big plus
  • Graphic or video production skills a plus
  • Ability to work in downtown Washington DC on The George Washington University campus.

For now this is a temporary position with a late-January start date and a probable end date in March or April. There is a possibility of an extension depending on your fitness for the job and external circumstances. Possibly an ideal position for a freelancer or media professional between permanent, full-time positions. Hours and pay negotiable. No benefits. 

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