Local Editor: Northern VA (Remote, Work from Home)

Patch Media

Arlington, Virginia

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Date Posted August 02, 2022
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Local News
Job Status Full-time
Salary $40,000 - $60,000, commensurate with talent, experience
Website http://www.we-are-patch.com


Covering community news isn't just a job for you, it's a calling. From city council and the cop shop to main street businesses and the sideline of the high school football game, you believe telling people what they need to know about what's happening locally is the most important job in journalism. You work hard, move fast, follow effective routines — and you've got a salty sense of humor. 

If this describes you — we need you at Patch, and you want to be here.

We are currently looking for a full-time local editor in northern Virginia, who will also cover parts of Maryland; specifically: the Bethesda-Chevy Chase area in Montgomery County Maryland, plus the nearby Northern Virginia suburbs of Arlington, Burke, Kingstown and McLean.

Patch local editors are:

  • strong reporters and writers
  • smart, accurate headline writers
  • adept practitioners of social media and SEO
  • enthusiastic, innovative, and always eager to learn something new

We offer:

  • salary commensurate with talent
  • health insurance and wellness program
  • unlimited PTO
  • 401k
  • cell phone stipend
  • 10 paid holidays a year, including Juneteenth
  • annual growth and development reviews
  • flexible spending account / health savings account

Patch serves our communities by providing trustworthy local journalism, covering the most important issues, and celebrating the people and stories that make each town unique. Patch favors talent, drive, diversity and capacity to grow over credentials and homogeneity. To learn more about Patch, visit this page.

Patch is building an eclectic team to match the cultural diversity of our country. Patch offers competitive benefits, ongoing personal and professional development opportunities, and an equal opportunity workplace committed to providing employees with an inclusive environment free of discrimination and harassment. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.