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Senior News Editor

Position overview: Al-Monitor.com, a trusted and award-winning independent source of Middle East news and analysis, is seeking a Senior News Editor. The ideal candidate will have a strong sense of news, be able to set coverage priorities and decide on appropriate distribution channels for content. A key skill is knowing how to manage breaking news and exclusives.

Responsibilities

  • Identify critical themes and news-coverage opportunities in a news-rich region and direct editorial approaches and journalists on those stories.
  • Establish and balance a strong news metabolism and a high standard of authority within an experienced cadre of journalists and contributors.
  • Manage original reporting and news alerts (both written and video) across platforms
  • Create high impact content that is referenced by thought leaders and broadcast media around the world.
  • This position requires stamina, working in different times and sometimes weekends, depending on the news cycle.

Qualifications:

  • Based in Washington DC.
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or relevant fields preferred 
  • 4+ years of relevant work experience; digital experience preferred
  • Strong news judgment and copy-editing skills
  • Ability to switch gears between several different news events on a given day
  • Ability to write quickly and follow our style and standards of news reporting
  • Ability to incorporate media into written content (photos, videos, tweets, etc.)
  • Ability to adapt to changing protocols for publishing
  • Ability to communicate effectively and have strong organizational skills

The position reports to Al-Monitor’s managing editor and offers a competitive compensation package, medical and dental benefits.

Qualified candidates should send a CV to jobs@al-monitor.com with “Senior News Editor” in the subject line.

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