Copy Editor

Washington Examiner

Washington, District of Columbia

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Date Posted July 20, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Politics
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable
Website http://washingtonexaminer.com

Description:

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 this 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.
• Regularly following the news cycle and looking for emerging stories and topics to pitch.
• Managing breaking news alerts across platforms, including browser, mobile, and email.

Requirements for this 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 of experience managing or producing content as part of a news organization.
• Comfort embracing emerging storytelling techniques and technologies.
• 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.
• Working with newsroom peers.
• Having ideas on what the future of online news looks like.
 

Applicants will be expected to complete a copy-editing exam.

Job Type: Full-time

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

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.