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Standards Editor - Newsy

The E.W. Scripps Company
Chicago, IL 60602
  • Job Code
    JR024013

Newsy is looking for a Standards Editor to help champion a culture of ethical, fair, bias-challenging reporting. This person will take a proactive role in reviewing Newsy's journalistic standards and helping our teams apply those standards to individual stories. They will collaborate with a variety of internal and external voices to propose new guidance on matters such as: covering various communities and cultures with accuracy and sensitivity; maintaining editorial independence in divisive and hyperbolic times; determining when and how to use sensitive footage; and more.

In addition to their focus on standards, this person will also be responsible for editing Newsy content on a daily basis. This will primarily entail editing packaged reports but may shift to a focus on editing web or live-show content as company needs evolve.

The right candidate for this role is open-minded and capable of understanding perspectives that differ from their own. They must be willing to question industry habits to help Newsy define new and better practices. Qualities that are key to success in this position include discernment, integrity, efficiency, strong editing skills and a passion for serving the public through journalism. We'd prefer for this person to work in Chicago, where one of our bureaus is located, but will consider remote applicants as well.

Key Responsibilities:

  • In partnership with the Director of Editorial Operations and other colleagues, review and update Newsy's journalistic standards

  • Closely follow the news and the media industry to anticipate and draft guidance that the Newsy team will need

  • Seek out internal and external perspectives when developing new guidance

  • Research how other news organizations are handling journalistic challenges

  • Disseminate standards updates to the editorial team

  • Consult with newsroom leaders and staff on individual stories

  • Edit packaged stories not only for standards but also for accuracy, focus, clarity and structure

  • Work decisively and efficiently

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in journalism, communications, English or equivalent experience

  • At least 7 years of journalism experience

  • Background in radio, podcasting or video a plus

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent journalistic judgment

  • Ability to navigate cultural and ideological differences with respect and authenticity

  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to provide and receive constructive feedback

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Strong editing skills

About Newsy:

Newsy is an over-the-top news network that provides "news with the why," built to inform and engage by delivering today's top stories across platforms. Its content is available in on-demand and linear formats on over-the-top (OTT) services including Hulu, Apple TV, Sling TV, Watchable from Comcast, Pluto TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Google Chromecast; connected television including Xumo; on mobile for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire; and at newsy.com.

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.

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Posted: 2020-11-08 Expires: 2020-12-07
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