Science Editor

Location
New York
Posted
Apr 03, 2013
Closes
May 03, 2013
Contact
Ronnie Battle
Category
Digital Media
Duration
Full Time
Weather.com is expanding. The leading website for weather news and information is launching new verticals and looking for an editor to build a team to lead our science coverage. The ideal candidate will be passionate and knowledgeable about science and technology, know how to create content that grabs audiences, be able to manage a small team and understand how users consume content online.

Specific Responsibilities
•Generate story ideas
•Produce stories and slideshows
•Identify great stories among our content partners’ pitches
•Manage a small team of content producers
•Edit content produced by members of the science editorial team
•Identify breaking news stories that would fit under the science vertical

Skills and Experience
Required
•Knowledge of SEO best practices
•Ability to craft headlines that engage readers
•Sharp writing and editing skills
•Experience in a breaking news environment
•Minimum 3 years experience

Desired
•Proficient in Adobe Photoshop
•High comfort level with various content management systems
•Knowledge of HTML
•In-depth knowledge of medical and health issues

Requirements
•BA in a related field (Journalism, Communications, etc.)


Apply online at www.weather.com/careers.

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