Assistant Editor

Jewish Currents is seeking an Assistant Editor to write frequently for the website and magazine and help direct editorial coverage.

Jewish Currents covers a wide variety of topics, including Israel/Palestine, antisemitism, US politics, labor, movement politics, race, immigration, and the climate crisis. The Assistant Editor will help set short-term and long-term goals for online coverage, develop fruitful relationships with writers and thinkers on our beats, and identify story opportunities in which Jewish Currents can make a robust intervention. You do not have to be Jewish—or a current expert in Jewish politics—to be right for this job, though you must demonstrate a familiarity with our work and our positioning in the media landscape. Eventually, this job will include becoming an expert in the issues we cover, and representing the magazine in public appearances as necessary.

The Assistant Editor is expected to turn around sharp, timely articles that make essential interventions in the news cycle. Jewish Currents occupies a unique space between news outlet and journal, and publishes at a rate of one article daily; we are seeking a person with a vision for achieving maximum impact at this pace, both as a writer and a commissioning editor. We are building a model where every piece counts, and has lasting value beyond its peg.

The Assistant Editor is responsible for both writing and editing work:

Writing
- Be capable of turning around stories ranging from breaking news analysis to deeply-reported features at a timely pace.
- Be adept at collecting, verifying, and analyzing newsworthy information, and delivering clean copy with sharp analysis.
- Be eager to brainstorm about how to expand Jewish Currents’s coverage, and to work in a fun, collaborative environment.
- Be comfortable working across mediums, including contributing to podcasts.
- Carve out beats, develop sources, chase leads, and publish great work, abiding by standards of journalistic ethics.
- Stay up-to-date with the latest current events on your beats by studying papers, attending events etc.

Editing
- Attend and contribute to editorial staff meetings, following up with freelancers when required.
- Generate sharp ideas and enlightening angles for stories across our beats.
- Undertake first-draft edits on articles, conversations, newsletters, and other materials.
- Assist staff in recruiting, commissioning, and supervising freelance writers.
- Assign and supervise fact-checking and copy editing for content you are editing as needed.

Requirements
- 2+ years of relevant professional experience
- Exceptional editorial skills
- Competency with core elements of reporting and investigations including source cultivation, security, research, and more
- Strong sense of the most important story, and a hunger to both make and shape news cycles and discourse
- Ability to articulate our vision and our work to donors, grantors, strategic partners, and as a participant on forums, panels, and in other media
- Natural leadership qualities and a collaborative spirit
- Ability to work remotely

Compensation
- $52,000 yearly salary
- Great benefits package

Jewish Currents is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. Jewish Currents is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Jewish Currents are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to age, race, color, creed/religion, disability, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran or military service member status, familial status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic information, arrest and/or criminal conviction record, or any other category protected by law. Jewish Currents will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. We highly encourage individuals from marginalized groups of any kind to apply.

This is a position covered under the collective bargaining agreement with the WGA-E.

Manager, Science Writing

UPMC Corporate is looking for a Manager, Science Writing to join our team at the US Steel Building in Pittsburgh, PA! The role will work in the US Steel building, however, there is the flexibility for work from home given the current times. This person will work closely with our clinical public relations team to publicize assigned areas, notably research findings from the top NIH-funded University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and affiliated schools of the health sciences. We’re looking for someone who is comfortable navigating scientific research, has strong writing skills, a news reporting background, and possesses a talent for translating health sciences research into engaging news for the public. Enthusiasm for pitching science news and matching stories with the best reporters and outlets is a “must.”

Employees in this position have repeatedly used the skills they’ve gained to progress to leadership roles. If you have a background as a Science or Medical Writer and are ready to take the next step in your career, apply today!

Responsibilities:

Cultivate and maintain strong, credible relationships with all appropriate regional, national and international media.
Manage media crises in assigned areas.
Appropriately prioritize beat areas for media coverage to meet organizational goals.
Identify and develop relationships with all appropriate contacts in regional and national broadcast news organizations for the benefit of the Media Relations group.
Demonstrate service-oriented behavior in interactions with clients and co-workers.
Work collaboratively with colleagues in other marketing and communications departments.
Create, execute and evaluate media strategies for assigned areas.
Coordinate with pertinent scientific and professional organizations to promote assigned areas.
Seek professional development opportunities for self and staff and mentor colleagues.

Qualifications

Bachelors degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism or English Writing plus five years of combined experience in general writing with a minimum of three years of science writing, OR Master's degree plus five years of combined experience in general writing including a minimum of three years of science writing preferred, OR PhD or MD plus three years of science writing.
Significant experience translating scientific/medical language to a lay person's understanding
Experience providing clients with strategic counsel.
Experience in an academic medical center strongly preferred. Undergraduate/graduate coursework in health-related sciences strongly preferred.
Exceptional written and verbal communications skills required.
Sound news judgment and track record of identifying and promoting stories of interest to regional, national and international media.

Part-Time Writer

We're looking for part-time writers to join Latina's staff. Priority is given to writers with experience writing in politics and news.

Data Reporter

POSITION SUMMARY

Spectrum is looking for an experienced and savvy data reporter to bring a new era of quantitative reporting to our site.

Spectrum is an autism news site intended for scientists, although many non-scientists read us too. We seek a data maven who is excited to analyze data from autism research and produce valuable databases, maps and visualizations.

You’ll take on long-term projects, including creating databases of autism drugs and designing interactive graphics, such as our map of global autism prevalence. You’ll also produce data-driven news stories and accompanying graphics.

You will work with our award-winning team to find the stories behind the numbers in autism research, hold scientists accountable, and find trends by connecting dots. This is a fantastic opportunity for a data-visualization expert looking to dive into an exciting and rapidly growing field.

Bring at least three years of experience in data-driven reporting. We offer a generous salary and truly excellent benefits.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Assess the news value of data and data analysis

Report data-driven news and feature stories and help produce accompanying graphics and interactive applications

Collaborate with the multimedia director, reporters and developers to create high-quality, data-driven graphics and elements to accompany traditional stories

Build new forms of storytelling devices to illustrate ideas that aren’t best communicated with text alone

Write news, profile and long-form stories that educate, challenge and inspire our audience of scientists

Cultivate sources, embed yourself in the community and be the first to know about trends and provocative advances

Attend and report from conferences

Keep abreast of trends in digital storytelling as well as programming techniques

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Attention to detail and ability to thoroughly check work for accuracy

Working knowledge of Excel

Proficiency with relational databases and structured query language (SQL)

Strong analytical, research and investigative skills

Experience with public-records requests for databases

Familiarity with math and basic statistics for data analysis

Experience analyzing data with code (Python, R)

Familiarity with mapping applications using geographic information systems (GIS)

Command of HTML, CSS and JS

Knowledge of D3 and Illustrator is a plus.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Please submit a résumé, a portfolio of your work and cover letter stating your interest in the position.

The Simons Foundation’s Diversity Commitment

Many of the greatest ideas and discoveries come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences, and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment. The Simons Foundation actively seeks a diverse applicant pool and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. We provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under federal, state and local law.

Content Editor

Overview

Our Content Editors play an important role in helping CR produce best-in-class, reader-focused service content across digital, print, interactive, social, video, and emerging platforms.
As both manager and mentor, you will work with writers to shape stories and edit content to produce award-winning and trusted guidance for consumers on topics that resonate with new and diverse audiences, ranging from how your car can make the air cleaner to practical tips on choosing the best antivirus software and understanding new CDC guidelines, for example.

Responsibilities

• Assign, edit and direct content production on complex product categories and consumer issues for print, digital, video, and social platforms
• Manage and mentor staff writers, editing and revising work as needed to meet deadlines and organizational strategy
• Collaborate with teams across our organization (Test Engineers, Market Analysts, Survey, Advocacy, Communications, Statistics, Design, and other key stakeholders) to maximize resources and consumer impact
• Pursue enterprise stories, working closely with teams across the organization
• As needed, act as both in-house spokesperson and CR representative for media outreach, along with tradeshows and industry events, as needed
• May act as on-camera subject-matter expert for CR video platforms
• Summarize and interpret data and market information to fuel reader-focused stories

Qualifications

• You have significant experience writing and editing the work of others and meeting rigid deadlines
• You can translate statistical and technical data into accurate and compelling content in a range of media formats
• You understand the unique content needs and conventions across all platforms including print, digital, video and social media
• You have experience hiring, training, and developing staff
• You excel at motivating a staff of professionals to achieve high performance

 

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Online Writer

HELLO! Online are looking for a writer to join our growing US team.
Key roles will be writing daily news stories for the website, pitching ideas and interviewing celebrities.
You will be a quick learner, proactive and enthusiastic about celebrity news.
Knowledge in CMS, SEO and Google Analytics is a must.
This is a purely fast turnaround web writing role - 6+ stories a day on celebs/royals/lifestyle (a love of Hollywood stars will definitely help!)
You'll be managed from the UK (where the team are currently based) but the brand does have a New York operation so you'd be supported from there too. There is also a New York office.

Editorial Assistant, Food

The editorial assistant for the food department is responsible for pitching, writing and reporting news, features and recipe stories across PEOPLE’s various platforms, most notably for the weekly magazine and People.com. The ideal candidate is a creative, organized, self-starting team player who thrives in a fast-paced environment, has excellent writing and reporting skills, has an understanding of the PEOPLE voice and a knack for storytelling, has superior entertainment news judgment, and can juggle multiple assignments and deadlines. An interest in food, cooking, restaurants and travel is also a must, and a knowledge of chefs and lifestyle celebrities is a plus. A Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English or related field, or equivalent editorial experience is required; a culinary school background is not.

For more information and a link to apply: https://meredith.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/EXT/job/New-York--NY-225-Liberty/Editorial-Assistant--Food_JR09936

Marketing Reporter

Marketing Brew, a division of fast-growing Morning Brew, is looking for a reporter to cover the marketing, advertising and media industries. The reporter's stories will run in Marketing Brew's newsletter, published three times per week, and on Morning Brew's site.

Reporter/News Editor

Publishers Lunch Reporter/News Editor
Are you ready to help set the daily agenda for book publishing professionals? The industry's leading daily newsletter Publishers Lunch is adding a reporter. The ideal candidate has:

- Strong reporting skills/interest

- Business background

- Broad digital skills

- Some knowledge of trade book publishing, or least passion for books, authors and publishing

This position is very flexible, depending on the candidate's interests, strengths and availability. Ideally this is a full time position, though we are open to considering part time (half to three-quarters time), but it will always include being on duty in the mornings when we create and mail our daily newsletter. The position is remote -- and as a company we have been remote for two decades, long before Covid -- but our schedule works on NY time. It can be part time (half to three-quarters time) or full time, but will always include being on duty in the mornings when we create and mail our daily newsletter.

Primary responsibilities include:
- Aggregate stories of interest, research and write stories daily for Publishers Lunch, working in close conjunction with the founder

- Produce and process newsletter itself on deadline (means working with WordPress, online mail ASP, HTML templates, etc. –– we'll train you in all of our particular systems)

- Create additional special content: developing your own coverage area and working longer lead-time stories or working on other new initiatives

For the right person, this is a chance to develop a significant profile in helping inform core book publishing professionals every day, along with the opportunity to learn from a significant digital media pioneer and add your own mark.

Associate Commerce Editor

Hunker believes good design should be a part of everyday life—and that you don’t have to be an expert to make it happen.

We are looking for an Associate Commerce Editor to produce engaging shopping-related content.

A big vision calls for a big job. As we grow, our need for an Associate Commerce Editor grows with us. LA based candidates preferred.

Leaf Group is a house of brands, creating and cultivating digital-first companies in growing lifestyle categories: Fitness & Wellness (Well+Good, Livestrong.com); Home & Decor (Hunker, Society6, Deny Designs), and Art & Design (Saatchi Art, The Other Art Fair). Additionally, we have performance focused brands in key categories such as Travel, Pets, and DIY (OnlyInYourState, Cuteness, eHow). Our media and marketplace brands are authentic and authoritative, reaching a large and growing passionate audience.

We work in a fun, collaborative environment that is diverse, adventurous, and open-minded. We look for proactive, accountable people focused on continuous learning and growth to push themselves and our businesses forward. Check us out here.

You’ll Report To: Senior Commerce Editor

A typical day as an Associate Commerce Editor might include:

Writing pieces with an evergreen focus such as “Best of” lists of “Best Places to Buy X”, titles geared toward performing via search traffic.
Writing pieces with a shopping focus, ranging from shopping lists, retailer news, or design advice with a shopping slant.
Pitching and brainstorming new titles, series, and ideas to live across multiple platforms.
Conducting market research and outreach to new and relevant brands.
Participating in production of shopping-related Instagram Stories.
Updating old content with fresh links.
Monitoring analytics and data to jump on successes and come up with new strategies for increasing readership and revenue.

You’ll be successful if you can figure out how to marry great taste and ideas with content that can drive affiliate revenue.

What You Have:

2-3 years experience writing, assigning, and editing digital content in a fast-paced environment.
Experience writing in the decor/home/design space preferred, but experience writing in a lifestyle-adjacent category is a must.
Huge plus if you have previous commerce and/or SEO experience.
You should have a good working knowledge of the major players in the decor space, including: interior designers, bloggers/DIYers, influencers, publications, and shops/brands (both major and independent).
Excellent verbal and written communication.
Not afraid to wear multiple hats - no job being too small or too large.
We're casual and informal but we work hard and work responsibly. Personal accountability goes a long way. We believe we are the change.

What We Have:

eHow is the 2019 & 2020 People's Choice and official Webby Winner for Social Video/How To-DIY
Well+Good is the 2019 People's Choice winner of the Webby’s Award for Best Lifestyle Brand
Leaf Group is among TalentDesk’s 2019 Best Companies To Work For
Leaf Group is among the 2019 Built In LA Best Companies To Work For
Leaf Group is among Comparably's 2018 Best Companies in Los Angeles
Well+Good is the 2018 winner of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Company Award
MyPlate is the 2018 winner of the Webby Award for Best Design
Winner of the 2017 Best Company for Diversity award Comparably
Competitive compensation and benefits packages (i.e., Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, 401K)
Discounted gym memberships
Paid-to-play vacation rewards
Discretionary unlimited vacation time
Employee discounts for Saatchi Art, Society6, and Deny Designs

Leaf Group, Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings are welcome and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any other basis protected by state, federal, or local law. It is the intent of the Company to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local legislation concerning equal opportunity in employment.

Agency Disclosure:
If the Leaf Group Talent Acquisition department, or any current company employee, receives an unsolicited resume from a third party recruiting agency and Leaf Group does not have a signed Agency Agreement active, Leaf Group will not be deemed liable to pay a placement fee. The unsolicited resume will be considered a gift and can be considered for our recruitment efforts.