News Editor - Defense One

Jan 22, 2014
Feb 21, 2014
Ms. Human Resources
Full Time
About Defense One

Defense One delivers news, breaking analysis and ideas on the topics and trends that will define the future of U.S. defense and national security. Our editorial approach is to cover the people and forces shaping a new era for defense through the post-war transformation and into a 21st century global security landscape. Defense One informs national security professionals, stakeholders and citizens with what they need to know, from senior leaders in Washington to commanders abroad and next-generation thinkers far from the political scrum.

Job Description

Defense One has an immediate opening for a News Editor based out of its Watergate headquarters. Fulfilling Defense One's mission to cover the new era of defense, this job requires someone with strong news judgment who can manage and edit incoming copy from reporters and op-ed contributors, write headlines and subheads, write and rewrite breaking news stories, and manage and write daily newsletters. The News Editor requires strong attention to detail and grasp of digital media skillsets. The position affords and requires flexible working hours to produce daily news products and cover breaking defense, national security and foreign policy news. Recent and relevant journalism experience is required.

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:

•At least 3 years of relevant experience in journalism
•A knowledge of defense, national security, foreign policy and political issues
•Strong news judgment
•Quick and accurate editing/writing skills
•A strong work ethic and motivation to succeed
•Digital journalism experience
•Willingness to work scattered and often long hours, independently, with flexibility
•A positive, energetic attitude

Core Attributes:

•Force of Ideas -- At the center of Atlantic Media work are the ideas within our writing. We believe that ideas – to the good and not – have consequence. Our highest work is bringing rigor, insight, intellectual honesty, to that ultimate purpose of separating the bad from the good, giving voice, argument, and flight to the latter.
•Spirit of Generosity -- Atlantic Media seeks in its ranks a spirit of generosity – a natural disposition in each colleague toward service and selfless conduct. Atlantic Media writing should be cut from the same cloth – critical on the merits but informed by charity and forbearance in measuring motive and personal character.

Atlantic Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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