Hearst Digital Media is seeking an editor to join its internal newsroom, a fast-moving department that creates engaging stories for more than a dozen top digital brands, including Cosmopolitan.com, Esquire.com, and GoodHousekeeping.com. Reporting to the News Director, this editor will write, report and edit news stories and features.
An ideal candidate is a nimble generalist who can balance writing multiple stories along with editing staffers and freelancers on tight deadlines. A typical day could entail editing a true-crime feature for one site and then blogging about a breaking news event for another site.
The candidate should have sharp news judgment, a strong editing background and a keen eye for stories that will resonate with an internet audience.
Pitch and write news stories daily in a range of topics, including politics, human interest subjects, and entertainment
Edit staff writers and freelancers with an eye towards clean, tight copy
Generate a continuous stream of features ideas, including profiles, explainers, trend pieces and as-told-tos, with timely news pegs
Work with photo and video teams to effectively package stories with strong visuals
Contribute to coverage for live events like elections and award shows
Work with the News Director to determine the week’s top stories and subjects worthy of deep dives and analyze trends in news consumption
At least 5 years experience writing and editing at a top-level media brand
Bachelor’s degree or higher in journalism or a related field
Experience writing and editing stories about many topics, from politics to celebrity to lifestyle
Experience working with freelance writers as well as a network of seasoned freelancers
Keen ability to multi-task, working under deadlines and an ability to learn quickly
Experience with HTML, Photoshop, and content management systems
Familiarity with traffic monitoring software like Google Analytics
Note: For consideration, resumes must be submitted in .pdf format with a cover letter, salary requirements, and a link to a portfolio of work