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Freelance Deputy Homepage/Digital Production Editor

Department: Digital
Location:

The Messenger is a new digital news media company whose mission is to deliver accurate, balanced, non-partisan news and information across every vertical, from politics and business to sports and entertainment.

Job Summary:

We are seeking a talented and passionate Freelance Deputy Homepage/Digital Production Editor to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for managing content placement on the website, as well as working closely with editors and reporters to ensure content is optimized, engaging, and accurate. This role is a freelance position with an emphasis on morning coverage. Typical start time will be 5 a.m./6 a.m. EST.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage content placement across the website and regularly update various sections to keep the presentation fresh and relevant.

  • Use analytics to monitor content performance and guide placement on the website.

  • Work closely with editors and reporters to quickly adjust content if necessary.

  • Collaborate with other departments, such as design and development, to ensure that all content is visually appealing, user-friendly, and optimized for different platforms.

  • Troubleshoot production issues as they arise.

  • Monitor news wires, social media, and other sources to identify high-impact stories and trends that are relevant to our audience.

  • Pitch story ideas and work with editors and other members of the editorial team to develop new angles and angles to existing stories.

  • Ensure that all content is optimized for SEO and social media.

Requirements:

  • Previous experience as a Digital Editor is required.

  • Bachelorís degree in journalism, Communications, or a related field.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a reporter, digital editor, content curator, or related role within a news organization.

  • Familiarity with WordPress and other tools used to produce and manage content.

  • Strong news judgment and the ability to identify stories and trends that are relevant to our audience.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and respond quickly to various requests.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Familiarity with social media platforms and best practices for content promotion.

  • Knowledge of AP style and other editorial guidelines.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified candidates to apply for this position regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.

Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.

Salary Range: $33-$38 Hourly

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