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5 Apr 2024

Full-Time Editor

Daily Kos – Posted by animatedjobs United States

Job Description

Editor

Location:Remote within the US

Hours: 40 hrs. a week, 5 days a week, 10-6pm ET
Contract Duration: Beginning April 2024 through June 2024 (Temporary, full-time assignment)

Pay Rate: $45-$50/hr.

Daily Kos is the nations largest liberal online political community, news organization, and activism hub. We produce news you can do something about. Powered by millions of dedicated activists, were transforming media and organizing by empowering regular Americans to reshape politics.

We are looking for an experienced editor to fill in during staff leave from April to June 2024. The editor will be expected to structure, fact check, and polish Daily Kos staff stories. The ideal candidate is obsessive about the details and has strong feelings about the Oxford comma.

The position may require weekend work.

Responsibilities:

  • Edit Daily Kos staff and freelance stories for tone, structure, style, grammar, syntax, and punctuation, working with writers on rewrites as needed to ensure all content reflects Daily Kos editorial mission and complies with the Code of Ethics.
  • Ensure that all stories conform to editorial guidelines and are written in a clear, concise, and engaging style.
  • Fact-check articles to ensure accuracy and integrity of information.
  • Format edited content in the Daily Kos CMS.
  • Work with writers to improve and strengthen their craft.
  • Identify and prevent duplicate content and plagiarism.
  • Work with other editors to craft headlines and select images.
  • Prepare outside content, including cartoons and AP wire stories, to be republished at Daily Kos.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Experience:

  • 4+ years of editing and/or copy editing experience in a print and/or digital newsroom or similar setting.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Qualifications:

  • Exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Fluency in AP style and other editorial guidelines.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Impeccable attention to detail.
  • Basic knowledge of U.S. progressive politics and news.
  • Comfortable with a virtual working environment.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML, SEO, and social media.
  • Be tech and internet savvy (we use Google Docs, Slack, Dropbox, Asana, and lots of other tools that make work life easier).

Benefits:

o Paid vacation time
o Paid sick time
o 9 company holidays per year
o Access to Employee Assistance Program

This position is a 40 hour/week, full-time, temporary position reporting to the Copy Chief. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the United States.

Job Categories: Remote Editing Jobs. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 19 days.

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