US News Editor, Politics

DMG Media

Workhours is looking for an energetic and skilled Editor to join our New York office covering U.S. politics. You will cover news of the day whether it originates on Capitol Hill, at the White House, in Cabinet agencies or on the campaign trail.

This is a rare opportunity for a smart, prolific journalist to edit and write for the English-speaking world's most-read newspaper website and work with a fast-growing politics team at the heart of covering the American government. The stories the team produces every day range from votes in Congress to major developments in National Security and the workings in the West Wing.

Our reporters thrive in a deadline-rich environment and cover every story with the urgency of breaking news. They're natural storytellers and understand how to communicate in words, photographs and video.

Outstanding candidates should also be able to demonstrate their ability to balance editorial objectives in a fast-paced news environment.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Help to manage team of political reporters and run the daily coverage of our D.C. team
  • Write headlines and edit stories for our hugely popular homepage and social media channels
  • Pitch ideas and projects on a wide range of topics for our reporters to cover
  • Work jointly with the executive team to plan the editorial direction and workflow
  • Exercise news judgement and use in-house analytics tools
  • Collaborating with global editorial team to obtain content from the global desks which may be of interest to the U.S. readership
  • Travel to Washington for meetings and to cover particular events¬†

Desired Experience and Skills:

  • Passion for the brand, its editorial voice and global audience
  • Experience covering U.S. politics for a news organization that operates in real-time
  • At least six years or more experience managing teams in a major newsroom
  • Demonstrated ability to work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced newsroom environment whilst delivering accuracy and accurate presentation
  • Capability to write and edit in a pressurised environment
  • Strong knowledge of Congress, the White House and federal election campaigns

Salary: Dependent on experience

Benefits: Company scheme includes healthcare, dental, optical, life insurance and 401K operates a 24/7 newsroom, and flexibility will be required to work shifts according to the demands of the news cycle.

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