Digital News Editor

New York
Oct 08, 2012
Nov 07, 2012
Mr. Ron Varrial
Digital Media
Full Time
Digital News Editor
Salary range: 55-65K dependent upon experience

Description: has an opening for a Digital News Editor to join our New York City newsroom and help dramatically grow our digital content offering.

This is NOT an entry-level job. Candidates should have 3-4 years experience at a news website and the ability to help develop and manage a quickly growing and high-volume digital product.

Job responsibilities:
- Assist managing editor in managing copy flow operations
- Work directly with team of writers to maintain story counts, balance work flow and work load
- Understand and embrace data tools to assign and prioritize stories
- Edit copy, headlines and teaser copy for maximum interest, punch and search engine optimization
- Maintain Newsmax style and coach writing staff on such
- Train and coach team of writers to develop talent, teach skills and improve quality and quantity of work

Background and skills:
- 3+ years news experience
- Solid news judgment and understanding of Newsmax’s online audience
- Able to work quickly under pressure and balance multiple tasks
- Attention to accuracy, detail, AP style
- Experience with Web publishing tools and strong understanding of SEO
- Basic knowledge of HTML
- Interest in contributing, learning and growing within a digital news environment


Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Ron Varrial, Managing Editor of The Wire at

No phone calls please.

Include Cover letter with resume, NO calls please, No Agencies please.

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