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Story Editor (Contract)

  • GPJ
  • Contract
  • US
  • Remote

2021-09-08 12:29:11 UTC

Department: Global Press Journal

Status: Contract

Location: Remote, U.S. or international

Compensation: Per story or monthly contract

Global Press Journal seeks a contract story editor with strong writing skills and a knack for narrative storytelling who wants to work with reporters around the world to produce unique, consequential stories.

The story editor will coach, line edit and restructure translated articles in collaboration with reporters. These will range from local news stories to investigative features. This person will lead a story through the editorial process with the support of fact checkers, copy editors and translators to ensure accuracy, news value and adherence to GPJ ethics and style.

The story editor must be able to commit to editing a minimum of four stories per month and participate in at least one editorial meeting per month. The contract begins with a per-story payment. Exceptional editors will be eligible for a substantial monthly retainer contract or a full-time opportunity with Global Press Journal.

Qualifications

• Five to seven years of journalism experience, with at least one as an editor

• Experience working with translators and maintaining accuracy in translated stories

• Experience working with diverse global teams, with a preference for regional expertise in Latin America; secondary preference for regional expertise in East Africa, Southeast Asia and the Caribbean

• Fluency in English with masterful grasp of grammar and AP style is a must; fluency in Spanish is preferred

Ready to apply?

Do you believe in the power of local journalists to shift global narratives? Do you strive for dignity and precision with every story? Do you value both journalistic tradition and innovation? Then join us. The deadline to apply is October 4th at 5 p.m. EST. Please upload a resume, a cover letter that explains why you are the ideal candidate for this position, and three clips that you have edited or written.

Global Press is an ethical media company that has been growing at a steady and sustainable pace for the last 15 years. We seek out diverse team members who are equally committed to journalistic tradition and journalistic innovation. Join us.