Senior News Editor
The 74 is seeking an experienced and aggressive senior news editor for its expanding digital network of education news websites (The74Million.org, LASchoolReport.com, TopSheet.com). The ideal candidate will be comfortable in a high-energy entrepreneurial environment, eager to own and master the education beat and capable of overseeing and producing daily short-form news hits, developing broader weekly features and steering the site’s conversation on social platforms.
The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced news environment and understands the value of Twitter and Facebook as sources of news. The ideal candidate is a voracious consumer of news, who enjoys finding information across the web. The ideal candidate has a proven history of newsroom leadership and big thinking but who also sweats the details with precise and error-free editing. In other words, we are looking for an editor who can both keep the site current with breaking news while also thinking more broadly about projects and analysis that will maximize impact.
While we would prefer an editor with deeper experience in education news, we don’t require it. What’s needed is a proven track record of developing and mastering coverage of a specific beat, and an interest in diving into a new topic area. Candidates should be ambitious editors with a demonstrated ability to deliver timely content with a sophisticated edge, and a proven track record of helping journalists to develop their theses and voice. If you’re currently an editor caught in the exhausting churn of chasing pageviews down the rabbit hole, we are your escape — a nonprofit focused on quality, looking to empower our passionate team members with the mentorship, resources and time they need to cover the nation’s most important issue.
About The 74: The 74 is a non-profit, non-partisan news network covering primarily k-12 education in America.
Salary: Competitive (commensurate with experience)
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