Assistant Digital Editor

Austin, Texas (US)
Competitive annual salary + health, dental, vision, 401k
Oct 29, 2019
Metro Area
Full Time

Job overview:

This assistant editor will help assign and edit web stories with a focus on culture and lifestyle, including everything from music and art to travel, food, and sports. The person who takes this position will report to the digital managing editor while working closely with the lifestyle and culture editors, helping them to plan and coordinate coverage across platforms. Initiative will be rewarded. The more creative and ambitious the assistant digital editor is, the more he or she will be able to shape the job—and our editorial content.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Line editing with rigor and inspiring writers to do their best work
  • Project management of digital series as determined in consultation with other editors
  • Crafting display type for print, web, and social media
  • Updating web pages consistently and looking for innovative ways to use archival content
  • Communicating clearly and diplomatically
  • Maintaining the website’s editorial tone and integrity. Serving as editor, and sometimes copy editor and fact-checker, for published posts

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • Great facility with language
  • Skill at writing good headlines
  • Enthusiasm for using modern web tools to tell stories
  • A knack for developing unique story angles
  • Precise line-editing chops
  • An ability to make deadlines and to help writers do so


  • Two to five years’ experience editing, in print or online, preferred
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, news-driven environment
  • Knowledge of WordPress, Slack, and Adobe
  • Knowledge of best social media practices and SEO

Bonus qualifications:

  • Experience with video or audio production
  • Project management experience
  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Texan

Application process:

If you are a qualified candidate and interested in this position, we encourage you to apply. Please email a cover letter, a resume, and salary requirements to with the job title in the subject line.


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