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Associate Editor

Job ID: 57851
Job Views: 34
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
Postal Code: 77288
Job Category: Newspapers
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: negotiable per year
Posted: 12.02.2019

Job Description

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.
  • 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…

Job Requirements

  • 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.
  • Experience writing profiles (community, business, entertainment)
  • Experience with multimedia production, particularly producing and editing audio and video.
  • Impeccable research and reporting skills
  • Experience with one or more content management systems (ideally Wordpress).
  • Experience building audiences using content across social platforms.
  • Journalistic agility, or the ability to shift comfortably between writing print articles, online news articles, using short and long story forms.
  • Experience mining social media platforms for story ideas, angles, and sources.
  • Willingness to try new storytelling methods, and adapt to changing platforms and audience needs.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others. 
  • Creativity, flexibility, and resourcefulness.
  • Must be a compelling and imaginative storyteller with a keen sense of how to shape content to suit different audiences--both on print, online, and social media platforms.
  • Must have a well-developed sense of how to create digital content that is compelling, sharable, visual, and impactful. 
  • Ability to work as part of a management team and under deadlines.
  • Knowledge of issues and challenges of African-Americans is desired.

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