Western U.S. News Editor

Newsweek, Telecommute, United States

Date PostedMay 10, 2018
IndustryDigital Media
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

Newsweek is hiring a remote editor to help direct our breaking news
coverage and lead our night shift. Topics of interest include U.S.
politics, world news, national security, government and weird stuff on
the internet. The ideal candidate lives for the latest social media
trend and major news story and knows how to enforce editorial
standards while growing audience with smart story ideas, fast writing
and reporting and compelling headlines. The Western U.S. News Editor
works remotely and reports to the New York City bureau. The editor
edits, writes, updates the homepage and posts stories to social media.

Responsibilities include:

-Edit and write multiple stories every day, or sometimes every hour.

-Ensure stories from the Science, World, Politics, Breaking and
Culture verticals are published in a timely manner.

-Write SEO and social-friendly headlines

-Coordinate with editors in New York and London to avoid duplication
and plan coverage.

-Immediately identify and report on breaking news stories.

This job requires someone who can work nights, weekends, holidays or
whenever news happens as it happens. The ideal candidate must have at
least four years of newsroom experience, the proven ability to grow a
newsroom’s audience, solid clips and writing talent. Speed and solid
news judgement are crucial.

To apply, send five clips, resume and cover letter to
c.silva@newsweekgroup.com and n.cooper@newsweekgroup.com

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