Copy Editor

Washington Examiner, Washington, District of Columbia

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Date Posted September 23, 2019
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Politics
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


The Washington Examiner is a political news organization based in Washington, DC. It is looking to hire a digital-savvy, driven journalist to join our team as a copy editor. 

Responsibilities for these positions include:

    •    Copy editing stories, including opinion and news, for accuracy and grammar.
    •    Utilizing newsroom CMS to format stories, including the addition of graphics, video, and meta tags.
    •    Cooperating with digital team to manage the Washington Examiner homepage.
    •    Regularly following the news cycle and looking for emerging stories and topics to pitch.
    •    Monitoring analytics to gauge story/packaging performance.
    •    Tracking story performance on content intelligence software and reporting data to newsroom.
    •    Managing breaking news alerts across platforms, including browser, mobile, and email.
    •    Writing copy from time to time.

Requirements for these positions:

    •    Online newsroom experience.
    •    Experience with producing news content for social distribution, as well as search and SEO best practices.
    •    Sound news judgment and best practices under time pressure.
    •    One to three years' experience managing or producing content as part of a news organization.
    •    Demonstrated experience in new media, social media, and emerging platforms.
    •    Comfort embracing emerging storytelling techniques and technologies.
    •    Familiarity with analytics.
    •    News junkie.
    •    A college degree.

Additionally, all members of this team should embrace:

    •    Working for a politics-centered news outlet in downtown Washington, D.C.
    •    Thinking big, working wisely, and quickly iterating.
    •    Seeing a project through from start to finish.
    •    Partnering with and teaching newsroom peers.
    •    Having ideas on what the future of online news looks like.

Please send a resume and references to David Sivak at Applicants will be expected to complete a copy-editing exam.

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