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Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
June 20, 2013
Job ID: 1484108


Start your career with a growing company and find out why Dice was voted a Top Work Place in 2012!

Rigzone, a Dice Holdings, Inc. service, is a leading online resource for the oil and gas industry delivering news, data, and career services.

When you become a Rigzone team member, you join a company that values their loyal and enthusiastic employees by providing them a competitive salary, great benefits, including a 401(k) match, generous paid time off, casual dress, wellness program, fitness club reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, and more.  Learn more about the benefits of Dice, directly from our employees, by visiting

Our teams are growing and our Content team has an immediate need for a News Editor in our Houston, TX office.  As a News Editor you will cover oil and gas exploration, development, and recruitment trends on the website by producing shorter daily news stories and in-depth weekly features. 

In this position you will:

  • Produce well-written, multi-sourced stories that are engaging, accurate, and balanced
  • Expand depth of stories through thorough research and interviews
  • Establish understanding of readership needs and actively grows a source list
  • Contribute frequently to interactive digital media activities (i.e. blogs and social media)
  • Share and leverage information resources across the organization
  • Stay current in knowledge of key companies in content focus area
  • Generate story ideas through news research, utilizing Rigzone’s databases (RigLogix and Subsea IQ), and attending industry events
  • To be positioned as a “beat expert” internally and externally


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA degree and at least 5+ years of reporting and writing experience
  • Excellent research and analytical capabilities
  • Good communication skills that implement listening; concise written style; and good verbal skills. Ability to communicate across a wide range of groups and personalities
  • Ability to use independent judgment in making decisions
  • Works well in a team environment, focusing on collaboration and adapting to daily needs and deadlines. Also coaches and mentors more junior reporters
  • Possesses good computer skills including a basic understanding of Microsoft Office, experience in content management systems a plus
  • Regularly seeks new learning opportunities and displays a keen sense of curiosity
  • Understanding of standard methodologies and procedures related to online publishing
  • Understanding of basic upstream oil and gas industry terminology and processes
  • Self motivation and ability to work under deadline pressure


Dice is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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