TPM is hiring a News Editor to work in our New York City office. This is a full-time editing position directing TPM’s breaking news coverage. It includes leading the breaking news team that contributes to TPM’s Livewire, overseeing the TPM home page, and deep immersion in TPM’s social media strategy.
TPMLivewire is the tip of the TPM breaking news spear, covering the news in real time using a combination of aggregation and original reporting to keep readers up to speed on the latest developments in TPM’s coverage areas – while not dumbing down the news.
You have the ability to convert breaking news into smart, accurate, and compelling content and you inspire exceptional performance from your team. The position includes a mix of story-editing, story-assigning, and rapid-fire decision making. You will play a substantial role in setting the direction for TPM’s overall news coverage.
Candidates must have previous experience editing and running a team, and must be ready to work in a highly collaborative environment and at the fast-paced metabolism of a digital news organization. We’re looking for someone with an exceptional grasp of contemporary U.S. politics and the digital news space, a real familiarity with TPM, solid news judgment, and the ability to laugh under pressure.
Competitive salary, health insurance coverage (TPM pays 100% of employee premium), 401(k), three weeks paid vacation per year. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to jobs (at) talkingpointsmemo.com. Include the subject line: “Job App: News Editor.”