Business Editor, Online

Employer
Location
New York
Posted
Feb 23, 2013
Closes
Mar 25, 2013
Contact
Ms. . .
Duration
Full Time
TheWeek.com is looking for a Business Editor to take ownership of the business coverage for its fast-growing, award-winning site — the online counterpart to The Week, the acclaimed national news-and-opinion magazine. This individual should be a highly organized news junkie with proven chops in the business journalism realm -- and someone who can work successfully in the fast-paced environment of a breaking news-and-opinion website. Versatility is important -- the ideal candidate should be enthusiastic about writing business stories of their own, and assigning and editing business stories written by other writers. Creativity is key, too. The ideal candidate will be a sharp-thinking self-starter who can imagine new and better ways to cover all things business for TheWeek.com.

Responsibilities
• Pitch, research, and write 2-3 business stories a day
• Cultivate and manage a small stable of freelance business writers that would produce an additional 2-3 business stories a day
• Promote stories on various social media channels
• Be responsible for ferociously covering the business beat in a way that appeals to both a mainstream audience and more business-savvy readers
• Contribute to ongoing development of the site as a whole, brainstorming new edit concepts, etc.

Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree
• Experience working on a daily news website
• Experience editing and managing other writers
• Ability to deliver clean, concise writing under tight deadlines
• A passion for and strong background in as many of the following as possible: innovation, personal finance, mega-companies, financial markets, workforce readiness, taxes and regulation, global business, job creation, tech, manufacturing, infrastructure, digital business, advertising and marketing, energy, IT, and more!
• Ability to work well with others in a fast paced, dynamic media environment


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