is hiring a Senior Weekend News Editor

  • 2021-03-11 6:11 PM
    Message # 10186602


    Job Title: Senior Weekend Editor,

    Job Description
    The senior news editor will be responsible for all the content that goes up on on Saturdays and Sundays, spending the other three days of their shift contributing on news across verticals. For those critical two weekend days, the person in this job will run a small team, including an associate editor and two writers a day, to produce on average 30 stories daily. Breaking news experience is critical in this position, as anything can happen on the weekends. On any regular weekend day without breaking news, the slate of content going live should be newsy, varied, covering diverse topics and people and geared towards driving traffic and engaging an audience on social platforms. People as a site covers 16 content areas, and the person in this role should be comfortable identifying content opportunities and overseeing the execution of stories across areas like entertainment, royals, crime, human interest and lifestyle. This job may be based out of NY or LA. The shift is typically Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday-Monday, but may be adjusted to the applicant’s preferences for non-weekend days off as needed.

    Essential Job Functions
    Putting together a slate of content for on Saturdays and Sundays that is newsy, varied and drives traffic, working with a small team of an editor and two writers daily to publish 30 stories each day

    Writing stories if necessary in order to be fast on breaking news


    Planning and preparing for each weekend to ensure any extra coverage needed is in place and prewrites are written if there’s something that can be expected

    Contributing to the news operation during the rest of the week by writing or editing as needed

    Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements


    BA or related work experience


    7 years min.

    Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Digital news writing skills, great line editing skills, ability to manage a small team, a deep knowledge of the celebrity news landscape, crime and human interest experience, breaking news skills, ability to work well with many people across job functions, impeccable organization and preparation, knowledge of SEO and audience engagement

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