AOL Weekend Editor

Employer
Location
New York
Posted
Mar 05, 2013
Closes
Apr 04, 2013
Contact
Brenda Pullman
Duration
Full Time
About the Role: AOL Weekend Editor

AOL is looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated team player to join the homepage of AOL.com. The Editor will write headlines, vet content and work with channel editors to generate content for our widely read front page. He/she should have a fairly diverse and demonstrable range of interests in current events, have experience working in a fast-paced, online news environment and be fluent in current events in several subject areas. Along with an existing weekend editor, he/she would own the weekends, driving our coverage across a wide scope of events. He/she would also be responsible for monitoring the live screen to ensure scheduled promotions show up when and where they are supposed to, but their chief responsibility would be to turn weekends on aol.com into a fun, dynamic, must-visit destination.

The AOL homepage updates constantly and features stories on a range of topics, including everything from news and celebrity to fashion and autos.

Requirements:

• Be knowledgeable about an array of subjects

• Thrive in a fast-paced environment and be able to respond to news as it happens

• Be able to spot a hot-button story or a viral video from a mile away

• 3+ years experience in online journalism, very strong writing skills, eagerness to learn and take risks

• Be passionate news junkies, familiar with all of the web’s top news sites and blogs, and with current national politics and business news

• Have excellent organizational skills, be meticulous about details and be able to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously without feeling overwhelmed

• The Editor will work Thu-Sun: The Thursday and Friday shifts would be 9AM - 3PM while the Saturday and Sunday shifts would be: 5PM - 1AM