Writer - Editorial

Newsday Media Group, Melville, NY - Corporate Center Drive

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Summary of Position

Newsday has an opening for an Editorial Writer and member of the editorial board. This job requires an experienced journalist able to select topics, produce fact-based opinions and state them clearly and engagingly. At daily board meetings, he or she should be comfortable expressing strong opinions and when necessary, challenging consensus.

The candidate should be a keen observer of Long Island – its institutions, residents and lifestyles.

Essential Duties & Functions

• Creating content for nextLI, Opinion’s digital platform.

• Assist in help our effort to build an online community to help grow readership.

• Engaging with community groups, helping to bring context to regional datasets.

• Being part of innovative approaches to reach new and underserved audiences.

• Candidates should also be comfortable providing video commentary and experienced in using social media. 

• Analyze fairly and comment insightfully on a wide range of issues influencing the lives of our readers from those debated in legislatures to those discussed at home.

• Contribute to the Opinion Department’s daily newsletter, The Point, which requires having sources in the political and governmental arenas.

Essential Job Knowledge & Skills

• Bachelor’s Degree essential.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

• 5-8 years’ experience reporting and writing, preferably with a focus on commentary.

• Extensive knowledge of Long Island/New York’s politics, economic development, cultural and social issues.

• This is a hybrid position. Employees are generally required to work in the office a minimum of three (3) days per week.


• The annual salary range for this position is $95,000 - $115,000.

Physical Requirements


Newsday Media Group is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants and incumbents are selected, placed, trained, compensated and promoted without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or disability or other classifications protected by applicable law.  In addition, Newsday Media Group provides a reasonable accommodation for applicants/incumbents with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources if you require a reasonable accommodation.

About Newsday Media Group

Newsday Media Group (NMG) is one of the nation’s most dynamic media organizations, serving Long Island and New York City through its portfolio of mobile and digital products, print publications and live events. With 19 Pulitzer Prizes and other esteemed awards for outstanding journalism, our mission and vision is to engage consumers and businesses by connecting them to the communities in which they live, work and play.

NMG properties include the award-winning Newsday,; amNewYork, New York City’s most widely circulated free daily paper along with its mobile app and; Newsday Connect, the digital solutions company serving Long Island business owners; and Newsday Local Publishing, one of the Northeast's largest groups of weekly shopper publications.

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