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Editor, National News – Nexstar Media Group
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Job Title: Editor, National News
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Location: Work @ Home - US (Primary)
Category: News
Job Type: Part-time

Job Description

This is a key position in our company network of websites connected to TV stations around the U.S.  The person in this job will edit a variety of articles from our client stations. The person will also gather and compile news from a variety of outlets, including wire services, sites within the Lakana network and other news outlets.  
 
This person will assist in managing news flow for our website network, including often being the point person for dozens of TV station editors. We require someone who works with speed and accuracy and who has strong news judgment with an emphasis on the importance of breaking news.

The regular schedule for this position is Saturday/Sunday, dayside or evening shift.  That schedule may vary and there will be occasional opportunities for additional hours.  This work can be done remotely. Editors working from home are responsible for maintaining a reliable high-speed Internet connection and telephone service (including long-distance service, if applicable).


POSITION DESCRIPTION:
* Ability to work independently and under tight deadlines.
* Effective editing and application of AP stylebook quality standards.
* Effectiveness in handling multiple tasks and frequent interruptions.
* Ability to deliver a high volume of integrated, compelling news stories quickly and accurately, using sound news judgment. Aggressive news gathering is key.
* Ability to manage (or learn) video and live streams.
* Ability to communicate effectively with clients (email, phone, national news notes, etc.)  
* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
* Ability to create online multi-media packages (or learn).
* Solution-oriented work ethic.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:     
* Be a productive and competent member of the copy editing team.
* Ability to prioritize.
* Publish breaking news alerts when needed.
* Edit and publish the top story and top headlines when needed, updating and rotating regularly.  
* Monitor multiple news sources to keep abreast of the news of the day.
* Publish CNN Wire news and vertical stories, and write original articles citing other news reports as needed.
* Publish videos and create and publish media galleries. Pair with related content.
* Email CNN, our primary content provider, and follow up on content quality issues.
* Create new special coverage categories for big or ongoing news stories.
* Report system issues to support team.


QUALIFICATIONS:
* Experience in a professional, commercial newsroom.  
* Experience with Web content management systems, social media and wire services.
* Four-year college degree; journalism, publishing, communications, English or related coursework preferred.
* Successful completion of writing and editing tests.  
* Flexibility in schedule and adaptability to change.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:     
* Familiarity with television station operations.
* Familiarity with Photoshop, Microsoft Office, and Google Drive.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
* Requires use of office equipment, such as computer terminals, printers, telephones, and copiers.
* Requires sitting and computer-related activities for extended periods of time.


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