The Markup seeks a news editor
At The Markup, we believe that not everything that is “new” is “news” and not everything that is “news” is “new.” Our News Editor will oversee a steady rhythm of articles that aim to illuminate the impact of technology on society, some of which will be originally reported news and many of which will assemble for readers the best available knowledge about an important topic.
The News Editor will oversee a team of reporters and freelancers who will persistently monitor and uncover the ways that tech affects people. They will produce well-reported, creatively told short- and medium-term enterprise stories, accountability stories, graphics and explainers that will be published at least twice a week on the website.
The News Editor will not only provide wordsmithing but will also probe the accuracy and depth of the reporting and raise questions about tone and fairness. S/he will work with the copy editor, graphics editor and legal counsel to carry the stories across the finish line to publication.
The News Editor will report to the Editor-in-Chief.
The deadline for applications is October 30.
- Supervise a team of reporters and set the agenda for their output. Supervise and guide their reporting.
- Work with freelancer reporters.
- Ask reporters tough questions about accuracy.
- Edit and structure articles in ways that are most friendly to readers.
- Edit articles, graphics, social copy and all other work associated with each article.
- Coach reporters and freelancers on The Markup’s approach to explanatory journalism.
- Work with Editor-in-Chief to develop processes for pitching, approving, developing, scheduling, and vetting stories. Kill stories when necessary.
- Maintain editorial tone, style, and standards for The Markup’s articles.
- Work closely with internal and external counsel on story review.
- Work closely with the copy editor to finalize stories.
- Work closely with the graphics editor to conceptualize and approve art for stories.
- Work closely with the audience engagement editor to approve social copy.
- Has five years experience editing copy on a deadline.
- Is committed to accuracy above all else.
- Respects readers time by producing clean, readable articles.
- Works well with others.
- Is willing to evolve as our startup newsroom evolves.
- Experience upholding newsroom editorial standards.
- Has worked as a reporter and can coach reporters on source cultivation, interviewing techniques etc.
- Familiarity with coverage of the technology industry is a plus, but not a requirement.
- Fact-checking experience is a plus but not a requirement.
To apply, go here.