Editor

Location
New York
Posted
Apr 10, 2013
Closes
May 10, 2013
Contact
Joan LeFosse
Category
Digital Media
Duration
Full Time
ABC News is hiring an Editor responsible for editing stories that appear on ABCNews.com as well as GMA.Yahoo.com.

The Editor will also be responsible for generating story ideas and multimedia coverage plans. The ideal candidate has at least three to five years experience editing for a major market news organization, preferably for a digital audience. The candidate should have excellent editorial skills and news judgment, and be able to handle stories on a variety of topics and subject matters. Experience should include a fluency in digital media, including experience working on a digital CMS and blogging platforms and strong familiarity with SEO and social media storytelling and promotion. Particular consideration will be given to candidates who have worked in editorial capacities featuring Technology or Health content.

Basic qualifications:
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or comparable field
# Years Work Experience: Minimum 3 years in a major news market

-Must be able to develop, pitch and edit stories in all coverage areas of ABC News
-Original editing and writing skills, including ability to work with writers of vary experience levels
-Superior news judgment and ability to find primary sources for news and feature stories
-Strong communication skills and
-Ability to balance priorities, multiple projects, and tasks
-Well-organized and capable of coping with changing priorities and work requirements
-Creative, dynamic idea generator who can pitch unique content and concepts
-Familiarity with content management systems, blog software, or other digital expertise
-Understanding of Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
-Understanding and knowledge of social media


Preferred Qualifications:
EDUCATION: Master’s Degree in Journalism or comparable field
# Years Work Experience: At least 5 years in a major digital news market



Online application only.

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