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Weekend Editor

 The Daily Dot is the web’s most comprehensive source for original internet news and among the fastest growing media companies in the world. Our content reaches 20 million readers each month. We tell the story of the internet each day with uninhibited reporting on the people, apps, memes, and movements shaping the internet generation.  

The Weekend Editor runs the Daily Dot’s news operation on Saturdays and Sundays. This editor is responsible for managing and directing other staff members and freelance contributors while actively pursuing and promoting stories. 

This is a full-time position. The Weekend Editor will work three additional designated weekdays, assisting with the general news operation. 

Note that this position is currently fully remote and can be positioned anywhere as long as they can work CST hours. We work as a mainly remote newsroom but have been full-time remote since March 2020.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Find, assign, edit, package, and publish news stories, and write them as necessary.
  • Promote stories through social media and direct outreach.
  • Ensure the company is on top of breaking news and presenting stories in a way that’s distinct, approachable, and on brand. 
  • Present monthly report on weekend coverage, highlighting effective strategies and areas for improvement.
  • Complete quarterly editorial needs assessment, looking at areas for potential expansion and the estimated return on investment. 
  • Maintain thorough awareness and enforcement of all procedures, style, etc.
  • Participate in regular editorial meetings.

What We're Looking For:

  • 2+ years of journalism experience or related experience like a university newspaper
  • Knowledge of the Daily Dot brand and Internet culture
  • Skill in working toward deadlines
  • Experience working as part of and managing a virtual team 
  • Skill in multitasking and prioritizing effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable in a small, intense, and high-growth startup/entrepreneurial environment

The Daily Dot recognizes the value of the broad and rich variety of experiences, ideas, and skills our team members bring to the business. Beyond compliance with government regulations, we are actively committed to diversity, and wholeheartedly encourage journalists of all backgrounds to apply by encouraging an environment that taps the full potential of each employee consistent with the Daily Dot’s high standards of performance. We believe that there is an ongoing benefit to our families, employees, and community when the Daily Dot supports a diverse workforce. We are committed to equal opportunity in all of our employment practices to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity/transgender status, or veteran status. This position starts at $40,000/year plus benefits. 

 

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