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Content Editor, Breaking News, Baltimore Sun, Tribune Publishing

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Content editor, breaking news

 

The Baltimore Sun seeks an enterprising digital journalist to help lead its emerging news desk. The ideal candidate will help us grow The Sun’s audience through engaging and innovative content. Speed and comfort in working across digital platforms are essential.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with The Sun’s journalists to develop and drive strategies that grow audience.
  • Keep a keen eye for breaking news in The Sun’s coverage area, and assign and coordinate reporters to investigate such news in a timely fashion.
  • Brainstorm, assign and edit stories with an emphasis on breaking news, trending topics and easily-digestible, audience-friendly subjects
  • Analyze audience metrics to help inform The Sun’s coverage
  • Produce stories for The Sun’s website with an eye for audience engagement, and work with Baltimore Sun editors and reporters to develop innovative ways to present content digitally
  • Run the baltimoresun.com homepage and perform general website maintenance
  • Help to communicate digital best practices to the newsroom
  • Program content for The Sun’s social media accounts, send breaking news push alerts and newsletters

 

Qualifications:

  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
  • At least two years of journalism experience, ideally for a daily publication
  • Keen and fair news judgment
  • Superior news editing skills
  • Demonstrated record with social media and comfort adapting to online technology
  • Demonstrated understanding of audience metrics and behaviors
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively
  • Ability to work quickly and calmly under extremely tight deadline pressure

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