Marketplace Editor

Employer
Location
New York
Posted
Sep 23, 2013
Closes
Oct 23, 2013
Contact
Ms. Simone Press
Category
Digital Media
Duration
Full Time
Do you love to hash out the day's news with friends and colleagues? Are you the conversationalist who makes any dinner party lively? Are you equally obsessed with healthcare reform, the baseball doping scandal, and Honey Boo Boo? If you're a clever writer who loves to find great reads across the Web, we have a job for you.

We at AOL.com are looking for several dynamic editors for our widely read homepage. The ideal candidates will have a knack for quickly identifying the most important news stories of the day—as well as for the less time-sensitive guilty pleasures and soon-to-be-viral Internet memes—and then the compulsion to tell others about them. These editors are key members of an elite squad that vets content and then writes the headlines, teases, and summaries that drive traffic throughout the AOL ecosystem.

How do you know if you qualify? Well, your writing is clean, clear, concise, and friendly. You regularly scan the Web, from the major news sites to quirky blogs.

In fact, you stay on top of the news even when no one asks you to—it’s second nature. You enjoy comparing how various outlets cover the same thing. You have a finely tuned sense of humor, human nature, and the absurd.

We welcome creative thinkers who thrive in a fast-paced editorial environment where we all play off each other. Depending on your talent and experience, you might be writing original features, helping craft assignments, or editing others’ work. You will join us in a shared commitment to inform and delight our users.

Unless we agree otherwise, you will be based in our office in NYC. Working weekends, overnights, and other nonstandard hours are options, and may be required.

Qualifications:

-- 3-5 years experience in journalism (digital media experience a major plus)

-- High standards of accuracy, fairness, and professionalism

-- Excellent writing and editing skills

-- Knowledge of and interest in a wide array of subjects

-- Avid follower of social media

-- Good visual sense for photos and videos to accompany a story

-- Detail- and goal-oriented, with an ability to multitask and meet deadlines gracefully under pressure

-- Willingness to immerse in metrics and strive for SEO

-- Familiarity with AP style, blogging software, CMS, Photoshop, and HTML

Please submit a resume and a cover letter

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