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Editor, Newsroom at THE HEARST CORPORATION

Posted in Writing/Editing 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: New York, New York

Job Description:

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.

Responsibilities:


  • 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


Requirements:


  • 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