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Weekend Night Editor

Newsweek

$70,000 / year
Apply before: May 31, 2024
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  • Date posted
    May 1, 2024
  • Location
    Remote (US)
  • Salary
    $70,000 / year
  • Apply before
    May 31, 2024
  • Career Level
    Mid-Level

Job Description

Newsweek is the global media organization that has earned audience time and trust for more than 90 years. Newsweek reaches 100 million people each month with thought-provoking news, opinion, images, graphics, and video delivered across a dozen print and digital platforms. Headquartered in New York City, Newsweek also publishes international editions in EMEA and Asia.

Newsweek is seeking an experienced full-time assignment editor to join and lead our U.S. Weekend Team during the evening hours.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable pitching and assigning stories on a wide variety of subjects, and adept in leading coverage during breaking news events. We need someone comfortable leading and determining coverage on politics, crime, entertainment, health, business, and the environment, among other areas. The Weekend Night Editor must excel in utilizing SEO tools and social media to identify unique angles to help commissioned stories stand out in a crowded and competitive field.

The Weekend Night Editor should possess sound news judgment, experience running breaking news stories, conceiving unique angles on big news stories, and an ability to work both collaboratively and independently.

The person in this role should be able to not only put news events into a larger context but also anticipate how the news cycle around a given subject will develop.

This role involves working East Coast hours on Saturdays and Sundays, and Mondays. While our global headquarters is in New York, this position can be fully remote anywhere in the U.S.

Role And Responsibilities

  • Conceive, write, edit and publish unique and timely stories that bring Newsweek to the forefront of the news conversations of the day.
  • Monitor social media and search trends to find and identify stories and topics of interest for a U.S. audience.
  • Commission and edit stories on a variety of subjects throughout the day.
  • Able to change direction quickly when reacting to breaking news.
  • Make sure all stories have the best headlines, lead images, and related links for maximum impact.
  • Recognize newsworthy moments, stories and trends, and help make sure Newsweek is prioritizing unique angles.

Requirements

  • At least five years’ experience in journalism with some experience leading a team.
  • Comfortable working on stories across a range of subjects (crime, health, business, etc.)
  • The ability to work quickly while under pressure is essential.
  • Familiarity with using social media and Google trends.
  • Able to work fast, communicate clearly and read articles closely while under pressure.
  • Experience working in a digital newsroom with a quasi-remote team.
  • Willingness to work Saturday, Sunday and Monday evenings.

Salary range: $70,000 +

Newsweek is an equal opportunity employer. We seek employees of diverse backgrounds and are committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and respectful workplace.