Stand Up Ideas is seeking a News Editor to manage a new media project. The News Editor will be responsible for managing a team of content writers, cultivating content consistent with the philosophy of the organization, and overseeing the growth and evolution of the platform. The ideal candidate will be a voracious consumer of news, political and otherwise, with a knack for identifying content that resonates and a passion for building new and innovative news/opinion services. This is a contract position. While the News Editor will work with the leadership in a DC office, the work can be conducted from anywhere in the US.
Oversee subordinate content writers to ensure quality and coverage throughout the day
Monitor news and opinion content from state and national news outlets
Curate content for the platform, adding editorial & analytical commentary to news
Work with leadership to determine the direction of the platform and develop growth strategies
Leverage Social Media to advance the brand and spread the message
Minimum 5 years of experience as a newsroom editor
Self starter with a proven track record for managing complex projects
Proven talent for writing quickly and persuasively
Ability to work off hours as necessary
Commitment to America’s founding principles and the organization’s mission
BS/BA degree, preferably in journalism
Ability to work remotely
Please submit your resume, cover letter, and two short writing samples to email@example.com
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Stand Up Ideas
Stand Up Ideas is launching a digital media platform designed to aggregate and explain the most relevant news stories of the day. Weaponized disinformation, ideological echo chambers, and increased political extremism have made it difficult for many American citizens to stay informed on current events without relying on a political narrative. The platform will address this information asymmetry by providing a news aggregation service for all Americans dedicated to basic democratic norms, principles, and institutions, who stand against the rising threats of populism and authoritarianism in American politics.