The Houston Defender Network is seeking an Associate Editor to join our team and play an important role in multi-platform coverage. If you are an editor/reporter with at least 3 years of experience in the fields of journalism, English or communications, we would love to hear from you.
The Houston Defender Network is the leading Black information source in the greater Houston area. As Associate Editor you will carry out news coverage on print, digital and social media platforms. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Regularly contributes stories for print and digital publication.
Editing of staff content for publication
Contributes story ideas that are relevant, timely, convey a distinct sense of place and editorial style, and utilize multiple platforms.
Monitors major news developments in the Houston region, reading publications, following prominent figures, and searching for newsworthy angles.
Gathers and produces visual content to support editorial content (i.e. videos, photos, infographics).
Writes online articles in an engaging, platform-appropriate style.
Covers community press conferences and events
Participates in a podcast and perform Facebook Live feeds
And much more…
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, or equivalent experience, plus 3 years’ experience in media or content creation.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
Excellent administrative and managerial skills.
Top-notch writing and reporting skills with strong editing skills.