Senior News Editor, Voices
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The Huffington Post is looking for an accurate, fast senior news editor to handle line and copy edits for the Voices department, with a focus on Black Voices and Latino Voices.
Ideal candidates will be comfortable editing breaking news, enterprise stories, features, and viral news stories. This position will require editing a broad range of text, so editors should have a wide knowledge base and be a quick study. The candidate should have deep familiarity with covering and editing stories that fall into the topic areas either BV or LV cover.
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.
5-7 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.
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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