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News Editor

ABC News

Washington, DC 04-16-2024
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  • Paid
  • Contract
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Freelance News Editor (ABC News) (Expression of Interest)

ABC News is seeking a full-time freelance News Editor for Washington and politics content for ABC News Digital.

This editor is responsible for working closely with the Washington Editor in the coordination and line editing of text stories related to DC and politics. This editor is also responsible for coordinating with Digital's senior editorial leaders, the various DC editorial teams, including the White House and Capitol Hill, and the Newsgathering division as a whole.

This editor is also responsible for coordinating with our Audience Development team for effective social media and platforms coverage to maximize the exposure of Digital's content.

This editor is also expected to coordinate with the teams responsible for videos, photos and graphics -- exercising discretion on the accomplishment of tasks.

The ideal candidate is someone who has experience handling or leading breaking news coverage, is a self-starter and does well under pressure. The candidate should also have experience dealing with teams for legal review and for news standards and practices.

The role is based in Washington, DC

The hours are generally from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, though the hours may occasionally change depending on events and coverage needs.

This posting is an opportunity to submit your resume for future consideration; this is not a role that is open at this time. We anticipate this role may be open in the future, but we are not actively hiring for the position. If you would like to be considered for this potential role, please submit your resume. If the role becomes available, you may receive an email or call from a recruiter.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Line edit DC-based and politics stories in coordination with other Digital editors.
• Write breaking lines on breaking news.
• Work with Digital's senior editorial leaders, the DC editorial teams and Newsgathering to ensure robust and timely coverage of DC-based and politics stories.
• Assist with live coverage of DC-based and politics stories, including editing live blogs during special events.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
• At least 5 years of news writing/editing experience, including breaking news
• Proven ability to write clean copy and edit on a deadline
• Track record of working on DC-based and politics stories for a major online news organization
• Experience with web publishing and AP style
• Track record of collaborating with reporters and editors of all experience levels in a fast-paced newsroom.

REQUIRED EDUCATION
• BA or BS from a 4-year accredited college or university or equivalent experience.

PREFERRED EDUCATION
• Master's degree in journalism from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience.

About ABC News:

The Disney Entertainment Television group creates original entertainment and news content for the Company's streaming platforms and its cable and broadcast networks.

This position is with American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., which is part of a business we call ABC News.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rn17w5-44-222-104-206-42 in your application.