Associate Editor - Temp
amNewYork, New York City’s most-read newspaper, is looking for freelance associate editors.
Responsible for creating pages in the business and news sections of the newspaper. Candidate must be able to identify stories and sidebars, choose compelling photos and write snappy headlines and captions. Solid news judgment and the ability to work well under tight deadlines are very important. Candidate should be able to think creatively about how to present stories and drive coverage, always looking for an interesting or different angle to the news of the day. Also must be Web savvy and be willing to work to drive readers to amNY.com.
- Identify stories and sidebars from news wires and services for business and news pages.
- Choose photos and graphics
- Write headlines and captions
- Do actual layout of pages, producing sharp and clean daily sections
- Drive readers to Web site through use of Web icons
•Bachelor’s degree preferred.
•At least 2-3 years’ experience working at a newspaper, wire service or magazine.
•Demonstrated ability to quickly turn around content and to self-edit.
•Track record of creating snappy, interesting print headlines and a knack for getting to the heart of a story as an editor.
•Must be skilled in writing SEO and web-friendly headlines.
•Must have an understanding of web metrics and engagement, as well as the digital tools necessary to be successful in a newsroom.
•Strong knowledge of all things New York.
•Knowledge of AP Style.
•Candidate must be willing to work Sundays and flexible hours.
amNewYork is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug-free and smoke-free workplace.