Posted On: March 13, 2018
Media Organization: The Conversation US, Inc.
The Conversation US (TCUS) is an independent, non-profit media organization that publishes news analysis and commentary written by academics, edited by journalists and aimed at the general public.
Our team of professional editors works with scholars from universities across the US to share their research and apply their expertise to topical issues. All our content is published under a Creative Commons license and regularly republished by other media organizations including Time, Newsweek, Quartz, The Washington Post, Fortune and a growing number of local, regional and ethnic media.
Are you an ambitious up-and-coming journalist looking for an entry-level position in a fast-paced, growing newsroom in Brooklyn?
The Conversation US is looking for an Editorial Researcher focused on economics and business to support the work of our unique model of independent, nonprofit journalism that bridges the gap between academia and the wider public.
PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
The Editorial Researcher will primarily assist the work of our Economy and Business editor but will also support other editors at the Conversation US by:
" Gathering and analyzing information to identify potential academic authors for particular story ideas
" Identifying new economic and business research going on at universities that would make interesting stories for our readers
" Working with new faculty authors, explaining our style guidelines and assisting their efforts in writing pieces
" Researching photo, illustration and data presentation options for articles
" Fact-checking articles
" Helping maintain the organization's database of contributors
" Contributing to the organization's upcoming news anniversary and events planner
" Assisting in managing the process of publishing our daily newsletter
This role would suit a recent university journalism or business/economics graduate with some experience in newsgathering, identifying academic sources and, ideally, in photojournalism.
KEY SELECTION CRITERIA:
The successful applicant should have some experience working in a news-gathering organization and have a strong interest in improving the public discourse by helping The Conversation publish in-depth and evidence-based news analysis and commentary.
In addition, the successful candidate will have:
" Demonstrable skills in gathering and assessing information from various sources, including the ability to identify academic experts to write on specific topics, primarily in the area of business and economics
" Strong organizational skills and the ability to juggle multiple tasks
" Familiarity using database management systems
" Demonstrable knowledge of business and economic issues
" Strong communication skills with the ability to work in a collaborative team
" Care and attention to detail
" Experience in online production
" Some prior experience editing is a plus
This job is based in in The Conversation US newsroom in Brooklyn, NY
Submit a cover letter and resume to job.repliesUS@theconversation.com