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Company: U.S.News & World Report
Assistant Editor
District of Columbia
Job Status:  Not Specified
Ad Expires: 
March 17, 2013
Job ID: 1467354


From the "News-Lines" department of 1940 to the consumer-focused website of today, dispensing information helpful to individual readers—"News You Can Use"—has been a U.S. News & World Report cornerstone. But as our readership has grown over the years, so has the nature of the help we provide. Our signature NYCU brand of journalism has expanded to help consumers with significant issues affecting their wallet, as well as their health and well-being.

The NYCU section—which includes Money and Health + Wellness, seeks a motivated, full-time assistant editor based in our Washington, D.C., office. The primary duty of the assistant editor is to help plan, assign, and edit online content for the NYCU channel of, including consumer-focused stories, blog posts, and multimedia content. This position does not involve breaking news coverage, and could include a limited amount of web production.

The assistant editor will work closely with the editors, reporters, and Web producer and will also manage relationships with freelance bloggers and writers. In addition to daily editing, this person will help edit content for online launches of U.S. News’s hallmark rankings, including Best Jobs, Best Mutual Funds and ETFs, Best Diets, and Top Recommended Health Products.


  • Proven editing skills, ideally in an online journalism environment, with three or more years of experience
  • Strong editorial judgment
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask and work on deadlines in a fast-paced, journalistic environment
  • Working knowledge of and interest in U.S. News's rankings projects
  • Strong understanding of SEO and experience with online analytics reporting
  • Experience developing and maintaining relationships with freelancers
  • Familiarity with content management systems, HTML, and Web production is a plus
  • Savvy with social media
  • College degree or equivalent


Applicants must provide three references in addition to a résumé and cover letter. Please send all materials to and include “Assistant Editor” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.




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