Senior Editor

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Ref#: 32432
CBS Business Unit: CBS Interactive
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Location: New York, NY, US

About Us:

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Description:
Brand Overview:
InsideEdition.com is a category leader in comScore video and a top 10 YouTube property that serves more than 400 million video views per month. The IE digital team produces dozens of digital articles and videos a day, repackages broadcast content for digital distribution and creates original digital series.

Role Details:
We are looking for a talented editor to help spearhead coverage on the weekends for InsideEdition.com Friday through Tuesday. The ideal candidate must be a confident decision maker who stays cool amid breaking news and has a mastery of AP style. They must also be comfortable working in a CMS and have a love of stories that tug at your heartstrings.

Your Day-to-Day:
  • Edit stories/scripts, looking for the best angles to lead with and ways to improve them as a whole
  • Write compelling headlines taking into account both SEO, display-friendliness and AP style
  • Identify and pitch emotionally driven stories and viral videos before they’re covered elsewhere
  • Pitch to InsideEdition.com’s partners, highlighting our best stories, exclusives and more
  • Help craft compelling galleries, quizzes and polls that increase onsite engagement and UVs
  • Schedule is Friday through Tuesday to help run the news desk during weekend hours, including overseeing weekend team

Key Projects:
  • Edit day-to-day stories quickly and accurately
  • Pitch and research special projects, as well as day-of content
  • Work within SEO guidelines to create smart headlines and boost search traffic
  • Contribute to a team that’s open to trying new ideas in a welcoming environment
Qualifications:
What you bring to the team:
You have-
  • BA or BS degree (or equivalent experience)
  • 4+ years' working for a digital news organization
  • A great nose for news, excellent headline-writing skills and knowledge of SEO
  • Strong communication skills and pride in maintaining incredible attention to detail 
  • The ability to multitask while responding to the quick pace of news
  • A solid understanding of Inside Edition’s content and voice

You might also have-
  • Experience creating and posting compelling social media content that drives engagement
EEO Statement:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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