Editorial Assistant / Reporter

Location
Working from home
Salary
In the $30,000+/- range to start, room for growth, no benefits
Posted
Jul 23, 2019
Level
Entry Level
Metro Area
Other
Duration
Full Time

American Military News Editorial Assistant Job Description

American Military News is a growing news company with a mission to report for, inform and educate the general public on matters related to the U.S. military, foreign affairs, geopolitics and culture.

We are looking for an Editorial Assistant to work from anywhere in the United States.

Over the next 30 years, critical themes such as cybersecurity and digital espionage, artificial intelligence, decentralized and nation-state conflict, China, Russia, the Middle East, terrorism, space, advanced weapons, military spending, politics, geopolitics and modern warfare need to be reported on for the public.

If you are completely obsessed with the news, media, military and foreign affairs, writing and reporting, this is the job for you.

Responsibilities

Editorial

  • Support the Editor-in-Chief or Senior Editor
  • Copy edit and proofread for grammar, AP style, style and tone
  • Report and write daily
  • Edit staff reporting according to AMN Editorial Guidelines
  • Utilize wire services
  • Fact checking
  • Content distribution and social media management
  • Oversee story development with writers and enforce deadlines
  • Determine and develop appropriate sourcing
  • Determine appropriate reporting support materials (social media, photos, videos)
  • Breaking news coverage outside regular hours to include weeknights and weekends

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications or Journalism; or related business experience
  • 2-4 years relevant experience in journalism, including reporting and/or copy editing
  • Expert understanding of the English language and grammar
  • Expert understanding and knowledge of AP Style
  • Keen eye for grammar, punctuation and style
  • Ability to use and utilize analytics and implement practical conclusions
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Effective communicator across various platforms
  • Diligent and relentless research skills

Metrics For Success

  • Website traffic growth
  • Quality and speed of breaking news and relevancy of reporting on the site
  • Overall interest and intensity towards the job

Salary:

  • Please inquire for more information and compensation details

Inquiries – All inquiries must include:

  • Why you want to work at AMN
  • Resume
  • Links to previous work product

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