Assistant Editor

Devex

Washington, District of Columbia

Date Posted August 01, 2022
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Not Specified
Salary Not Specified

Description:

Job Location: Global remote position (strong preference for Americas time zone)

Are you a journalist or communications professional driven to write compelling content? Are you passionate about global development and familiar with the relevant institutions and leaders? Are you highly organized, creative, and excited about new creative content projects? Are you looking to join a team that has big ambitions and a teamwork-focused culture? Then read on.

You are trained as a journalist – writing and reaching audiences are your superpowers – and you care about global issues. You are as comfortable writing an op-ed as you are crafting an engaging tweet or LinkedIn post. You are someone who loves to take complex concepts and illustrate them with factoids, data-points, and relatable stories. You are equally happy owning projects from start to finish and working collaboratively on larger initiatives. You love coming up with new ways to get content out there from the written word to multimedia. And you also either have or have always wanted to learn how to do basic video and audio editing.

Is this you? If you just said “yes” keep reading….

What you’ll do here

If you’ve read this far, we know that you want to know more. We are looking for an Assistant Editor in the office of the Editor-in-Chief. You will work directly with Devex’s President & Editor-in-Chief to write opinion articles, columns, newsletters, social media posts, presentations and more on his behalf. Reporting to Devex’s Chief of Staff, you will be a key part of strategic communications and special content initiatives at Devex, creating content for publication on Devex and on other platforms. This role requires excellent writing skills with a creative approach to narrative and voice. You must also have strong multimedia aptitude, attention to detail, and an entrepreneurial mindset.

In your first 90 days you will:

  • Draft social media posts and mass emails
  • Prepare speaking points and briefs for events
  • Write op-eds
  • Develop compelling graphics with a designer

In your first year you will:

  • Launch a new newsletter product
  • Develop and own a multi-platform social media schedule
  • Produce a podcast series
  • Develop an in-depth presentation deck
  • Create special content initiatives for publication on Devex

Required Qualifications

Here are the indicators that this could be a good role for you:

  • At least 5 years working as a journalist or communications professional
  • An impressive portfolio of articles, opinion pieces, and social media posts
  • Demonstrated knowledge of international affairs and global development
  • At least a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field

Bonus

Besides the basics, here’s what we’d love to see experience in:

  • Project managing creative initiatives
  • Writing and communicating about global development
  • Working at news organizations, international development organizations, think thanks
  • Creating viral content, video clips, audio editing

About the Organization

Devex is the world’s leading news organization covering global development, global health, humanitarian action, and sustainability. We’re known for hard-hitting journalism, big scoops and exclusives, and deep coverage for our influential community of one million aid workers and development professionals.

What We Offer You

When you become a Devexer, you’re not only joining a global news organization but a team of 120+ passionate people who value our guiding principles:

  • We champion global development professionals.
  • We focus on impact.
  • We embrace transformation.
  • We work together.
  • We feel urgency.

Being part of the Devex team is a partnership. We strive to make Devex a place where you can thrive and do your most inspirational work. Here are a few benefits we offer:

  • 2, week-long Devex-wide breaks on top of standard holiday days
  • 15 days annual leave
  • 2 YAY days
  • 2 Learning days
  • Monthly professional and wellness activities
  • Other benefits might apply
  • Interview Process
  1. Invitation to complete a HireVue (recorded interview)
  2. Quick call with hiring manager Meg Richardson
  3. Take-home challenge
  4. Final interview

We encourage applications from all backgrounds! We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Devex. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Ready to get started? Apply now! Interviews will begin the second week of February, and we will continue to accept new applications until an offer is accepted.