Features & Special Projects Editor

Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA)

New York, New York

Date Posted February 07, 2024
Industry Digital Media
Specialty National/World News
Telecommute? Telecommute
Job Status Full-time

Description:

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency is seeking a Features & Special Projects Editor. The editor will helm some of our flagship coverage, ensuring that our ongoing report includes compelling, timely features about Jewish communities in the United States and around the world. The editor will also play a leadership role in helping JTA devise and execute special projects and products aimed at growing our audience and impact.

We’re looking for an experienced, creative editor who enjoys balancing a diverse array of stories, working with reporters from a range of backgrounds and dreaming up new approaches to coverage, with special attention paid to packaging and distribution strategies. The ideal applicant will have boundless curiosity, dexterity at balancing short- and long-term projects, and a passion for helping reporters unearth and tell fresh stories. 

This is a senior editorial position reporting to JTA’s editor in chief.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Coordinating with JTA’s editorial leadership team on coverage strategies and staff time allocation
  • Managing JTA’s global news coverage, including by innovating on its delivery
  • Working with the JTA team to create, test and refine recurring features and special projects
  • Reviewing, assigning and editing freelance feature pitches on a range of topics
  • Managing JTA’s arts coverage, with a focus on writing, assigning and editing pop-culture stories (movies, TV, pop music, etc) so they reach readers in time to be relevant
  • Collaborating with JTA’s audience team to ensure that our stories are both reaching readers and our team knows what readers are talking about
  • Working with the News Editor and Editor in Chief to execute an ongoing copy flow that allows stories to be published swiftly and meeting all of our standards of excellence

You’re a good fit for this position if:

  • You have experience in a fast-paced newsroom
  • You appreciate great writing and know how to coax it out of reporters
  • You have top-notch organizational skills and enjoy putting them to use
  • You love working with developing and experienced reporters alike
  • You write cleanly, quickly, and with verve
  • You enjoy dreaming up new projects — and following through on them
  • You’re always on the lookout for innovations in news to learn from
  • You’re comfortable working remotely with a diverse team spread across multiple times zones
  • You care about the Jewish world and satisfying Jewish readers’ information needs

We are open to editors living anywhere in the United States or Israel; our team’s hours are generally East Coast time. Editors living in the New York area will have the opportunity to work part-time from an informal office. 

This is a full-time position with benefits, including Jewish holidays off. Our salary range for this position is $75,000 to $85,000, depending on experience and other factors.

About 70 Faces Media: 
70 Faces Media is the largest digital nonprofit Jewish publisher in North America. We publish six brands: Jewish Telegraphic Agency, My Jewish Learning, Kveller, The Nosher, Hey Alma. and the New York Jewish Week. 

We Encourage You to Apply: 
At 70 Faces Media, we value diversity, and we encourage all—especially those whose identities are traditionally underrepresented in Jewish nonprofit organizations—to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to Apply:
To apply, please send your resume, links to your work, and a letter explaining your interest in the position to jobs@jta.org.

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