Foreign Policy is seeking a digital editor to join its staff in Washington, D.C.
Integral to the leadership of ForeignPolicy.com, the digital editor is responsible for bringing the daily online content to a wide and expanding audience by overseeing its presentation on the site’s homepage, through social media and daily newsletters. FP seeks an editor who brings experience growing digital audience and traffic, and can shape a digital strategy based on metrics and analytics data.
The ideal candidate will have a background in global news, as well as a keen sense of politics and economic news. This person should feel at home in a fast-paced, daily newsroom, is a talented multitasker with the ability to manage the pace of daily work while also moving forward big-picture projects. This editor should come in with ideas to help FP build the next generation of digital products. FP is looking for a savvy news consumer who’s plugged into and engaged with the digital media community – who has an editor’s eye, a reporter’s ear, who’s looking to have fun doing what they do best.
-Managing ForeignPolicy.com’s daily homepage and coordinating a rotating team of weekend editors
-Overseeing FP’s social media strategy, both for its existing social media assets and emerging platforms
-Serve as the central point of contact for newsroom staff who work on various newsletter products, liaising with the business and tech teams, as well as third-party providers
-Coordinate ongoing maintenance of FP’s content management system, working with the team of developers
-Produce weekly and monthly metrics and analytics reports for social media performance, newsletters, and website traffic
-Act as the central point of contact between the editorial teams and the technology teams on big infrastructure projects and new platforms
-Training staff on digital tools and maintaining the newsroom documentation for these protocols
-At least five to seven years at a daily news organization, and at least three working in a primarily digital role
-Exceptional news judgment, the ability to process breaking news content quickly, and synthesize it for various digital audiences
-Experience managing and growing branded social media accounts using tools like Buffer, Hootsuite, SproutSocial, or similar
-Understanding of analytics tools such as Omniture and Google Analytics; experience using Facebook and Twitter’s native analytics tools
-An understanding of how to select and edit strong, visually compelling images, (website, social, app, newsletter)
-Experience writing, curating or editing a daily or weekly newsletter
-Experience using Photoshop or Illustrator
-Other multimedia creation and editing skills (audio, visual, video)
-Experience debugging or developing in a WordPress environment
Please send a résumé and cover letter by May 22 to:
Rebecca Frankel, Deputy Editor, Online @ rebecca.frankel [at] foreignpolicy.com
No phone calls.
ForeignPolicy.com has an opening on its dynamic staff for a senior editor.
It’s a position in the top tier of the editorial team, one that will be central to the magazine’s leadership and the website’s growth. We’re looking for someone with experience in reporting/editing coverage of the world. The ideal candidate would have the depth and sensibilities of an old-school magazine editor and the editing metabolism of a web-news junkie.
The ideal candidate will have eight to 10 years of journalism experience — including reporting and writing — and at least five as an editor. Experience and talent line-editing and commissioning are necessities. Applicants should be fluent in world events and the politics and policies of the world abroad, and should be able to juggle multiple edits during the fast-paced churn of a daily newsroom while also taking on the challenges of long-form narrative and special-feature packages.
The position calls for versatility and flexibility, industriousness and intelligence. And a sense of humor. The scope of the position is wide ranging, though the responsibilities will be focused primarily on assigning and editing pieces for the website, relying on a robust Rolodex of talented reporters and writers that you’ll bring to the table, as well as overseeing projects and edits assigned to junior editorial staff. The candidate will bring fresh, creative ideas not only about how to deepen the breadth and exposure of Foreign Policy’s content, but also how to evolve it to new forms and take it to new heights.
Please send a résumé and cover letter by May 15 to:
Rebecca Frankel, Deputy Editor, Online @ rebecca.frankel [at] foreignpolicy.com
emails only, no phone calls…
Backup Copy Editor (part-time contract position)
Foreign Policy is looking for a meticulous, internationally aware person to copy-edit web articles ranging from 400-word news briefs to 10,000-word long-form articles. This person will be providing backup to the copy desk when the copy chief is busy copy-editing FP’s bimonthly print magazine. Therefore, this position will require the person to work a three-week stint on weekday evenings (roughly 4 to 9 p.m.) once every two months. In other words, this is not a continuous daily position, but instead is one that consists of a three-week stint once every two months.
–At least two years of professional copy-editing experience, particularly with articles about foreign policy, international news, and defense.
–Knowledge of AP style.
–Perfectionism with spelling, grammar, punctuation, and usage.
–Obsession with detail and getting things right.
–Awareness of world events.
–Ability to maintain composure in a boisterous, fast-paced newsroom.
–Tactfulness when informing colleagues about their mistakes.
–Speed when it comes to time-sensitive articles.
–Familiarity with WordPress or the ability to learn it quickly when provided basic instruction.
–Ability to make judgments among competing English transliterations of foreign words.
–Good judgment to know when to adhere to house style and when to allow writers artistic license.
–Foreign-language skills are a plus.
25 to 30 hours a week from 4 p.m. to as late as 10 p.m. on weekdays. It’ll be great if the copy editor is available to work occasionally during other weeks and on the weekends on an as-needed basis.
Laptop Computer Requirement
The copy editor must have his/her own laptop and be able to work in FP’s Dupont Circle office through the office’s Wi-Fi.
If qualified and interested, please email a cover letter, résumé, and samples of articles you’ve copy-edited (either links or attachments) to Preeti Aroon, FP’s copy chief, at preeti.aroon[at]foreignpolicy.com. Please, no phone calls.
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