Night Rewrite

Location US-NY-New York
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/26/2018 1:07 PM)
Job ID
2018-47757

Overview

Writes clean copy for the initial pass on the web and then updates those stories for the web and print with proper context. The rewrites take feeds from the field and incorporate the stories into smooth narratives. Rewrites also execute longer enterprise stories, coordinating with the web, photo and graphics teams.

Responsibilities

  • Rewrites have to provide fast and clean copy for the website and work with the photo desk to add appropriate art and video to stories.
  • Responsible for managing feeds from the field reporters.
  • Must be able to write about a wide variety of topics.
  • Must scan the competition and wire services for breaking details on ongoing stories.
  • Rewrites also have to file copy for the print deadlines, providing appropriate context and balance.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Below are the minimum requirements of the education, experience, knowledge, and skills required to competently perform in this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
  • A minimum of five years of experience at a medium or large daily newspaper or high-traffic website.
  • Must be able to post stories directly to the web.

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