Opinion Editor

New York
Apr 09, 2013
May 09, 2013
Joan LeFosse
Digital Media
Full Time
ABC News Digital is hiring an Opinion Editor to build and manage a robust, vibrant Opinion vertical across all platforms.

Do you get tired of flat, bland programming? Do you see current events through a different lens and angles to stories that other people miss? Can you inject a voice and flair into current events and lifestyle coverage? Do you prefer a healthy dose of context, or humor, in the stories you produce? Do you have a wide array of contacts who offer unique, diverse voices into the news and current events conversation?

Are your energy and ideas ready to take the #1 online news network to the next level?

If you’re the right person, you’ll have both the journalistic bona fides and an uncanny ability to identify the angles and individual writers/voices that get people talking. You should be able to conceive, assign, and edit opinion/ “voices” piece at the speed of breaking news, love the topics of our times (from hard news to lifestyle to entertainment) and have a keen sense of what will cause users to share and engage with opinion-based/personal essay content.

The Opinion Editor should have a track record creating diversified, opinion-rich content for a major market media company, with extensive experience in the digital space. The position requires an individual with an entrepreneurial ethic who is ready to conceive, launch and build the Voices vertical for ABC News Digital. The ideal candidates should have a strong network of opinion makers in a wide array of fields who are able to generate timely Op-Ed content, and also find new contributors in developing and breaking news situations.

The candidate should have developed highly trafficked pieces and have a strong foot in the social and blogging worlds.

Online application only.

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