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International Biz Times seeks deputy world news editor

January 11, 2015

Posted by Chris Roush

The International Business Times, one of the world’s fastest-growing news sites, is looking for a deputy world news editor, based either on the US East Coast or in Europe / the Middle East. Working under the supervision of a New York-based senior editor, you will help run a growing team of reporters, based in the New York newsroom and in the Middle East and Asia. You may be based either remotely or in our New York offices.

The figure we are looking for has experience both in the newsroom and in the field, a solid command of the best practices of American journalism, and the ability to function well in a multicultural context.

Our ideal candidates for the position are either digital natives, or perfectly at ease with the pace of the Internet. They have worked in a busy international newsroom in a supervisory role, are familiar with the challenges of coordinating coverage across many time zones, and are skilled line editors and consummate, speedy fact checkers. They have lived in, and reported from, a country other than that of their birth. They know Slovakia from Slovenia and Turkmenistan from Tajikistan, and they have written, or can write knowledgeably, about all of them. They speak at least one language fluently besides English (bonus if Arabic or Chinese.)  They are gracious, effective managers, able to mentor reporters and help them focus on the key elements of a story.

They are unafraid of pressure and unflappable under fire (we do not mean this literally, although we like war zone experience); have a college degree, preferably with a specialization in international relations; and are able to travel on short notice. When called upon to write, they deliver clean, engaging copy, fast.

Everyday duties include keeping tabs on the world and constantly exercising news judgment to decide which of the myriad stories happening across the globe we should cover. The deputy world editor will be expected to come up with story ideas, as well as evaluate and discuss reporters’ pitches and assign stories, and then edit and publish them. Editing will include freelance stories, sometimes from non-native English writers.

To apply, go here.

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