Experienced Editor

Posted On: May 9, 2014

Journalism Job

Media Organization: AlterNet.org

Company Description

AlterNet is one of America's leading independent news organizations, with over 4 million monthly unique visitors -- covering issues ranging from corporate power, worker's rights and inequality to drug reform, culture and and the environment.

Job Description

AlterNet seeks a talented and experienced (2-3 years) editor to join our core team and assist in the production of feature-length essays and reported articles for our high-volume operation. We publish 200 articles a week, about half of them original.

We are looking for an editor (not everyone who writes can be a good editor) with existing relationships with freelance writers who fit AlterNet's coverage. Strong knowledge and contacts with other publications is a plus. Also important is being fast and clear with copy, having knowledge about social issues, knowing the personal is often political and possessing an eclectic progressive worldview, a deep background on several issues such as human rights, environment /food, culture, social change, sex and gender, and others will be a big asset.

The ideal editor has a natural grabby headline writing talent, and backs that up with old school editing skills. This editor needs motivation to generate big audiences with their stories by marrying popular topics with quality content. Overly earnest is not high on the list. There will be some weekend work and the weekly schedule can have some flexibility

Pay depends on experience, but would be equivalent to $50K FTE or more. Save us all some time if you do not meet the requirements or have the appropriate experience.

We seek diversity among our editorial staff and are an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply

Send your cover letter and resume pasted in the body of your email to: editjobs@alternet.org -- With the Subject Line: Experienced Editor Application