News Editor, Huffington Post (NYC and DC)

Company Description

The Huffington Post is a Pulitzer Prize-winning source of breaking news, video, features, and entertainment, as well as a highly engaged global community for opinion and conversation. The platform has 100,000 bloggers -- from politicians, students and celebrities to academics, parents and policy experts -- who contribute in real-time on the subjects about which they are most passionate. The Huffington Post is committed to covering our core editorial pillars -- news and politics, wellness, and solutions to the world's biggest problems -- and using every available tool and platform, including virtual reality and immersive storytelling, to inform, inspire, entertain and empower. With a global multi platform audience, The Huffington Post has editions in the UK, Canada, France, Spain, Italy, Japan, Maghreb, Germany, Brazil, South Korea, Greece, India, Australia and the Arab world. The Huffington Post is part of AOL Inc.

Job Description

The Huffington Post is looking for an accurate, fast news editor to handle line and copies edits site-wide, reviewing text, videos, graphics and social media content. This is a unique opportunity to work with a wide range of reporters across many of our sections.

Ideal candidates will be comfortable editing breaking news, enterprise stories, and in-depth features. This position will require editing a broad range of text and visual materials, so editors should have a wide knowledge base and be a quick study. Experience editing politics news is a plus.

As The Huffington Post’s final line of defense, these editors will have impeccable news judgment, high editorial standards, a strong sense of story structure and a firm grasp of grammar and AP style.

This editor will work Wednesday through Sunday.

Qualifications
  • 3-5 years of editing experience
  • A voracious media diet and extensive knowledge of national and international news
  • The ability to work independently and at a fast pace
  • A knack for writing shareable headlines and for packaging stories in a visually appealing way
  • Strong familiarity with SEO and AP style
  • Superior communication skills

This position is in the WGA-E bargaining unit.

Additional Information

EEO/AA Women, Minorities, Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities Employer: AOL offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including 401(k) match and performance bonus. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or other protected category


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