We’re Hiring: Assistant Editor

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As I mentioned Thursday, we have four open positions we are currently hiring for at TPM, one an existing but vacant position and three new positions: Senior Editor, Prime Editor, Assistant Editor and a third reporter to join our Investigations Desk team. Today we’re posting our listing for our Assistant Editor position.

Listing after the jump.

ASSISTANT EDITOR

TPM is seeking a assistant editor in its NYC office to assist with managing copy flow, copy editing, headline writing, and overall story quality. You have at least three years’ experience as an editor in online news and know the basics of copyediting and fact-checking. You have great news judgment, encyclopedic political knowledge, and a wide-ranging curiosity.

You delight in writing cleverly effective headlines. You relish the challenge of developing a style guide from scratch and bringing a consistency of style to a newsroom.

You can punch up ledes, rescue a buried lede, or rewrite extensively — and do it all at a blazing speed. You can help coordinate the copy flow across two offices in different cities and with reporters in the field.

You are practical and adaptive. You understand the demands of a digital newsroom and can roll with the punches.

You are a good teammate, quickly earn the respect of your colleagues, and can be relied on when the going gets tough. You know that a good sense of humor is essential in all things.

The position is based in NYC. It offers health insurance coverage, 401(k), and three weeks paid vacation per year. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to jobs (at) talkingpointsmemo.com. Include the subject line: “Job App: Assistant Editor”.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.
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