The Outline is looking for a full-time managing editor to oversee the sites daily editorial operations.
We're looking for a creative thinker excited at the prospect of helping refine our editorial workflows & our voice as an outlet.
You will be responsible for assigning, editing, & tracking the progress of timely posts on the site. You will work alongside senior editors to approve, edit, & manage shorter-turnaround stories. You will manage our editorial calendar, budget, & recruiting. You will be directly involved in daily programming, social distribution, newsletters, & more.
You should have experience working in the 24/7 news cycle & a ridiculous amount of excitement & energy. You should love picking out interesting stories & presenting new angles of coverage. You won't be editing a piece every half an hour, but you should be comfortable with a high volume on busy days. You must be extremely familiar with the way news travels on the web & social networks, both as a consumer & as a creator. You must not use the word "content."
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years of experience editing full time for a national publication, working entirely or predominantly online. This person must be able to edit multiple pieces a day, work in a fast-paced newsroom, & maintain a high level of organization. A sense of design, familiarity with photo editing tools, & knowledge of HTML & / or other languages is a huge plus. Essentially: be comfortable in a very modern environment.
We built a really cool system at The Outline for breaking down stories to their core elements. You should be able to not only see interesting angles into the news of the day, but help our team find creative ways of expressing those angles withour technology.
Do you have a high metabolism for news? A fascination with the way things work? A sense of humor & a critical eye? If youve got these qualities & you also happen to be a knockout editor, wed like to meet you.
This is a full-time position in New York City.
Independent Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer & does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity & expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status & other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics.