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Factal seeks a part-time breaking news editor (evening)

August 7, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Factal is hiring an experienced journalist for a three-month contract on our Seattle-based newsroom to monitor and cover global breaking news stories in real time. We’re looking for a forward-thinking editor with experience in digital newsrooms, excited about the fast-paced world of breaking news, calm in high-stress environments and familiar with covering different regions of the world. This position would primarily consist of three eight-hour shifts a week, in the afternoon and evening, including one weekend shift.

Remote candidates welcome, but must be based on the West Coast of the United States to accommodate evening hours.

About Factal:

In a world of false information, facts save lives. From wildfires and shootings to disease outbreaks, Factal verifies and pinpoints global events in real time. Trusted by many of the world’s largest companies, technology platforms and NGOs, Factal helps keep people safe while expediting disaster relief and humanitarian aid to those who need it most.

The ideal candidate:

  • Excels at real-time news judgment in a high-pressure environment
  • Can quickly write accurate and concise news copy that follows AP style
  • Is able to write transparently, explaining what we know and don’t know
  • Has a knack for finding and making sense of news events from social media
  • Has experience using tools and techniques for verifying information
  • Thrives in breaking news situations and can cope with strong online content
  • Is familiar with global geography and the current state of geopolitics
  • Can understand more than one language (preferred but not required)
  • Can communicate effectively (and share cool ideas) with product teams
  • Is a self-starter who works well with others in a startup environment
  • Will be available to work a flexible schedule in terms of days and hours


  • The annual pay range for this role is between $30 and $35 per hour

To apply:

  • Attach a cover letter and resume

For further details click here.

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