Senior Editor

Location
Washington
Posted
May 05, 2014
Closes
Jun 04, 2014
Contact
Cristina Giroux
Duration
Full Time
Red Alert Politics, the politics and culture website “by young conservatives, for young conservatives,” is hiring a SENIOR EDITOR to help drive editorial strategy across a variety of media. The senior editor will be responsible for generating story ideas and content for a young-adult, right-of-center audience, overseeing aspects of the day-to-day editorial operation on an as-needed basis, and making radio and television appearances to promote Red Alert’s content.

The senior editor must be someone who has as much of a working knowledge of national politics and Capitol Hill as cultural trends and entertainment — and has the ability to produce relevant work accordingly.

Job Requirements:

•3+ years in journalism, a political capacity predominately devoted to writing, or some combination thereof;
•Excellent news judgment and a strict adherence to journalistic integrity;
•Superb written skills, including the capability of coming up with great leads, and versatile written skills, including the ability to pen shorter news stories and longer features;
•The ability to produce audio, image-based, and/or video stories;
•A strong social media presence;
•Copyediting ability
•A fearlessness in brainstorming and developing his or her own voice— but also a team-first attitude;
•A willingness to work weekend hours as needed (this is predominately a M-F position) and as desired (seriously, if you have a killer idea on a Saturday, then get after it on a Saturday);
•Good taste in pop music, sports teams, and lunch spots.

A bachelor’s degree or higher is assumed.


Please send a cover letter, resume, three references and three clips to cgiroux@mediadc.com. In your cover letter, please speak to how you would approach generating content specifically for a young adult, right-of-center audience.

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