Coda is hiring an Assistant Editor

Coda Story is hiring an Assistant Editor to join our dynamic, growing newsroom of reporters, editors, multimedia producers, and videographers. Our journalists working across multiple countries have been recognized for their work on surveillance, disinformation, human rights, historical memory, among other interconnected topics, and have won prestigious awards, from investigative reporting to podcasting to topical essays.

We are seeking an Assistant Editor who can carry out essential daily publishing tasks while marrying rigorous copy editing skills with a passion for social media storytelling. Our ideal candidate will have 2+ years digital newsroom experience and is ready to dive in and help on all fronts, to produce, shape, coordinate and publish complex stories on politics, global affairs, and public policy. This Assistant Editor role is for someone who wants to immerse themselves in a smorgasbord of editorial responsibilities, someone with an innate sense of online audiences and the best ways to reach them on social media with the stories we’re telling.

Responsibilities:  

  • Work closely with editors to manage the planning and scheduling of Coda Story’s content.
  • Coordinate editorial assets and publishing stories and newsletters on WordPress and Mailchimp.
  • Copy edit stories and newsletters.
  • Manage the daily output on Coda Story’s social media accounts, homepages, and distribution partners like Apple News.
  • Distill reported stories into their shareable essence; draft accessible copy for relevant social platforms.
  • Be on the lookout for platforms and social media partnership opportunities to introduce our journalism to new audiences.

There will also be opportunities to pitch, report and write pieces.

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years experience working in a digital newsroom.
  • Demonstrated know-how of the best practices to cultivate online readership loyalty, and engage journalism audiences on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Working knowledge of WordPress and Mailchimp.
  • A track record of writing compelling copy for multiple social media platforms.
  • Desire and flexibility to work in a highly collaborative and entrepreneurial environment.
  • Copy editing experience and knowledge of AP Style.
  • Enthusiasm for immersive digital formats.

We are looking for an Assistant Editor excited to participate across our newsroom activities – helping with story ideation, copy editing, creating social media content and executing our social media strategy, publishing stories on the homepage and in Mailchimp, and closely collaborating with team members and publishing partners across time zones. Most importantly, we seek a highly energized and self-directed early career journalist eager to try out new ideas and who shares our passion for highlighting important stories missed or dismissed by other organizations. 

Coda is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to diversity and inclusion and a workplace that centers these principles in our culture and practices. We look to hire staff who are committed to furthering these objectives.

We have described some of the desired qualities we are seeking in this position; we recognize that there are fantastic candidates who bring important strengths and valuable experiences that we may not have mentioned here. We encourage all interested candidates to apply. 

The job is remote-working, full-time, and includes benefits. All United States locations in eastern and central time zones are eligible for consideration. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] We are happy to answer emailed questions but no phone calls please.

Coda Story is an award-winning 501(c)3 non-profit organization which puts a team of journalists on a story to provide depth, context and continuity to coverage of major crises. We are committed to producing engaging stories on complex issues and we work closely with a range of editorial partners. Coda was set up by a team of veteran foreign correspondents and is overseen by a distinguished board that includes some of the biggest names in modern day journalism.

The story you just read is a small piece of a complex and an ever-changing storyline that Coda covers relentlessly and with singular focus. But we can’t do it without your help. Show your support for journalism that stays on the story by becoming a member today. Coda Story is a 501(c)3 U.S. non-profit. Your contribution to Coda Story is tax deductible.

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