Associate News Editor

Employer
The Whim
Location
Working from home
Salary
Competitive salary + generous bonus structure
Posted
May 03, 2017
Closes
Jun 02, 2017
Metro Area
Other
Duration
Full Time, Part Time

Come work with a digital-first media company that presents the news without bias, represents each side of the issue fairly, and strives to help people reach their own, informed conclusions.

About us

The Whim is a new, independent news publication committed to restoring journalistic integrity through unbiased and fact-based news coverage.

The Position

  • Join our News Desk as an Associate Editor
  • Work remotely and gain the experience you need to further your career in journalism, politics, business, or media
  • Report directly to the Editor-in-Chief

Why you should apply

  • Competitive salary with a generous bonus structure
  • Equity consideration after first full year
  • Reach our 110,000+ engaged Facebook followers
  • Work with a management team committed to bringing integrity back to journalism
  • Flexible hours and the ability to work remotely
  • Several advancement opportunities
  • You want to help both seasoned and aspiring journalists refine their ability to think critically, research thoroughly, and write cogently

Responsibilities

  • Assist in coordinating a team of 30+ contributors
    • Edit multiple articles simultaneously
    • Make decisions under pressure and meet tight deadlines
    • Lead and delegate to interns, assistant editors, and seasoned journalists
    • Provide writers with constructive feedback and actionable ways to improve writing
  • Revise article submissions to meet The Whim’s style and voice
    • Assign and line-edit breaking news stories and in-depth investigative reports
    • Present complex subjects in an accessible manner
    • Refine writing to be cogent and clear
    • Ensure articles rely on primary sources and verifiable information
    • Ensure each side of an issue is represented fairly and objectively
    • Ensure articles structure information in a way that allows readers to reach their own conclusions -- free from editorial bias or personal commentary
  • Shift seamlessly between issues relating to public policy, law, technology, and culture
  • Pitch and contribute articles on occasion
    • Investigate news leads/tips
    • Interview sources and build relationships for future articles
  • Monitor current events, policy decisions, and legislative developments
  • Coordinate content strategy with the Editor-in-Chief

Skills

  • Can manage a high volume of content in a fast-paced environment while meeting rigorous editorial standards
  • Fact checking and critical thought
  • Exceptional interpersonal communicator with the ability to work well in a diverse group of people
  • Knowledge of AP style guide
  • Can take initiative, act decisively, and receive constructive feedback with both grace and resolve
  • Familiarity with Wordpress, HTML, CSS, data visualization tools, and basic video editing experience are highly desirable
  • Sense of humor

Requirements

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in journalism, business, political science, economics, international affairs, communication, or a related field
  • At least one year of professional editing or writing experience with a news publication or media company
  • Insatiable interest in politics and current events
  • Edit 60 - 70 news articles per week
  • Uncompromising ethics

Desired start date:

Immediately

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