If you’re really into news and digital news publishing and want to get a start in the business, here’s a great job. It’s an entry level or near entry level position as our Front Page Runner. What it requires is a lot of enthusiasm and smarts, ready familiarity with headline writing, social media and the full horizon of US politics. Sense of humor also required. Is it for you? Does this sound like a great opportunity for someone you know? If so, please check out the full job listing after the jump.
TPM is a hiring a Front Page Runner to work from our New York City headquarters.
The Front Page Runner has moment to moment responsibility for curating TPM’s front page – selecting stories, writing headlines, choosing photos and working with our editors to shape the meta-message the front page sends to our readers about the news of the moment and the day. The Front Page Runner also works closely with our Engagement/Social Media Editor to distribute and explain our stories to readers wherever they are.
The Front Page Runner is also closely involved in monitoring real time audience analytics and working with the publishing team to improve and optimize site performance. A mix of traffic-monitoring, news junkiness and a zest for great headlines are each critical components of the job.
Applicants must have a ready knowledge of contemporary US politics and a strong dose of news junky-dom, as well as an appreciation of the TPM style. The job is fast paced and sometimes frenetic, especially when news breaks. Multitasking should be your default style.
Applicants should have a minimum of one year’s relevant journalism experience or substantial experience in college journalism.
Competitive salary, health insurance coverage, 401(k), three weeks paid vacation per year. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to talk (at) talkingpointsmemo.com. Include the subject line: “Job App: Front Page Runner.”
TPM Media LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.