Deputy Features Editor

Location
New York City, New York
Salary
Based on experience
Posted
Mar 09, 2017
Closes
Apr 08, 2017
Specialty
Editor / Editorial
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Full Time

The New York Post is looking for a Deputy Features Editor to help oversee health and style coverage. The ideal candidate has at least five years’ experience editing features at a news or lifestyle publication, and must think creatively, work collaboratively and thrive in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Produce compulsively readable lifestyle stories of varying lengths for both print and web under deadline
  • Generate a continuous stream of features ideas — profiles, trends, columns, as-told-tos — with timely news pegs, compelling human-interest angles and clever visual concepts
  • Assign and edit stories — particularly in the areas of health, fitness, style and beauty — with an eye to garnering exclusives
  • Effectively package stories with strong visuals and display that will appeal to The Post readership, in collaboration with photo, design and web teams
  • Work closely with writers from start to finish: Give clear direction, provide constructive feedback and produce copy that’s both lively and logical
  • Plan and coordinate coverage around awards shows and other special events

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5+ years’ experience editing features at a news or lifestyle publication
  • Track record of writing and/or editing health and style stories
  • Ability to package stories for maximum impact
  • Ability to quickly pivot direction while juggling multiple responsibilities on deadline
  • Must work occasional weekends
  • Experience working in InDesign preferred