Reckon seeks daily news editor

November 14, 2022

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Job Description

Daily News Editor

This is a US remote-based position.

In the past few years, younger Americans have brought renewed energy and focus to the reckonings with justice, equity and power. Reckon has been there, covering those movements, issues and perspectives and shining a light on the people in the South and elsewhere.

Now, we’re elevating our work to a national stage, and Reckon is looking for an editor to supervise coverage of our daily news report, finding and assigning stories that are trending across the country so that Reckon is part of those stories for our audiences on a daily basis.

This person should have their pulse on what our audiences care about daily and where they look to find it, cultivating and assigning quick turnaround stories to staffers and across a contributor network. And they should be comfortable with curation, aggregation, trending topics on social media, SEO and programming a daily newsletter with stories that speak to our audiences.

This role is key to developing and growing our brand across the country. With at least one-year management/supervisory experience, this editor should be comfortable with leading a team driving discoverability and readership through its content. This editor’s focus is general assignment within the topics, trends and beats Reckon seeks to develop expertise around.

This editor will be responsible for a building a team of trending reporters (remote-based), as well as full responsibility for a daily newsletter and personally contributing to the regular news report and growing traffic.

The editor will use their leadership experience to:

  • Make quick informed judgments on national stories to cover and how to cover them through a Reckon lens
  • Understand the urgency and pace of a daily news organization
  • Write headlines, social media copy with searching, sharing and trending top of mind.
  • Understand the different ways people discover our content and have expertise in SEO, Google trends and more
  • Use metrics to inform content decisions and direction
  • Ensure stories had the best photos, videos and other elements to provide context to readers.
  • Collaborate with other editors and reporters as needed

To apply, go here.

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