• Breaking News Content Editor

    Job Locations US-MD-Baltimore
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/15/2019 8:58 AM)
    Requisition ID
    2936
    Category
    Editorial - Editors
    Position Type
    Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Baltimore Sun seeks an enterprising digital journalist to help lead its emerging news desk. The ideal candidate will help us grow The Sun’s audience through engaging and innovative content. Speed and comfort in working across digital platforms are essential.

    Responsibilities

    Work collaboratively with The Sun’s journalists to develop and drive strategies that grow audience.

    Keep a keen eye for breaking news in The Sun’s coverage area, and assign and coordinate reporters to investigate such news

    in a timely fashion.

    Brainstorm, assign and edit stories with an emphasis on breaking news, trending topics and easily-digestible, audience-friendly

    subjects

    Analyze audience metrics to help inform The Sun’s coverage

    Produce stories for The Sun’s website with an eye for audience engagement, and work with Baltimore Sun editors and reporters

    to develop innovative ways to present content digitally

    Run the baltimoresun.com homepage and perform general website maintenance

    Help to communicate digital best practices to the newsroom

    Program content for The Sun’s social media accounts, send breaking news push alerts and newsletters

    Qualifications

    An undergraduate degree or equivalent experience

    At least two years of journalism experience, ideally for a daily publication

    Keen and fair news judgement

    Superior news editing skills

    Demonstrated record with social media and comfort adapting to online technology

    Demonstrated understanding of audience metrics and behaviors

    Ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively

    Ability to work quickly and calmly under extremely tight deadline pressure

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