News desk operator

Posted On: March 1, 2017


Media Organization: Engadget

Company Description

Engadget is a tech news site owned by AOL. We publish upwards of 40 stories a day, including a mix of breaking news, editorials, product reviews and features about the various ways technology is changing the way we live.

Job Description

Engadget is looking for an ambitious and enthusiastic freelance news desk operator to join our team. Operators are Engadget's front line defense against the constant stream of incoming news. Their job is to parse incoming information from Twitter, wire services, PR blasts and the Engadget tips box in real time and direct it to the appropriate person(s) on staff.

The ideal candidate will be well versed in technology and science, be able to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and keep up in a busy newsroom.

At Engadget you'll be an essential part of the best tech news team on the planet. You'll gain valuable experience and exposure in a fast-paced, online newsroom. Plus you'll have access to some of the finest writers and reporters in the business who can offer invaluable lessons on how to thrive in the modern media landscape.

As a freelance news desk operator, candidates will be responsible for monitoring a host of news sources and communicating regularly with the news desk editors. Operators will identify potential stories and bring them to news editors for additional vetting, discussion of relevant angles and to identify important context.

We're looking for someone with ...
- Passion and strong news judgement
- A deep understanding of technology
- A pleasant disposition
- A four-year degree in journalism or a related field

Must be ...
- A self-starter
- A team player
- Eager to learn

To Apply

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