Full-Time Editor (work just 4 days a week!)
Newser keeps it short: all you need to know about the day's biggest and most fascinating stories, told in just 250 words. Newser's editors hand-pick the best stories from hundreds of sources and summarize them into sharply written, easy-to-digest news briefs. And we're looking to add to our team.
What we need: An editor who know his/her way around news; who has an ear for concise, punchy writing; who is obsessive about clean copy; and who is comfortable working from home.
This position is unique in that it is full time, with benefits, at just 32 hours a week. Applicants must be available to work these four shifts: 12-8pm ET Wed-Fri and 10am-6pm ET Saturday. Prior professional news writing/editing experience is a MUST.
What you get: The chance to be immersed in everything from President Trump to wild archaeological discoveries to weird crimes; the option to shower before work or not; a slot on the team of a vibrant, addictive website; and a rapid-fire gig where we can promise you'll never be bored. Competitive pay + benefits and 401(k).
Think you're a good fit? Prove it. Please pick one of the two stories listed below and write a pithy headline, deck, and two paragraphs (roughly 250 words total) summarizing it. PLEASE use the stories on Newser.com as a guide to both voice and length--we're looking for someone who can jibe with our very specific style. Our stories aggregate multiple sources, so feel free to incorporate (and cite) details from other publications.
Please submit your brief along with a resume and cover letter outlining why you're perfect for us.