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Associate News Editor

  • Indefinite
  • Full time
  • Jal el Dib, Metn, Lebanon
  • 961News

Looking to play a crucial role covering one of Lebanon's most defining moments? Join Lebanon's leading English media outlet and report to the millions of people who rely on 961.

961News is looking for a motivated Associate Editor to lead our news team through the election period and beyond.

The Associate Editor will play a pivotal role in our daily operations by working with journalists, staff writers, and reporters to cover news and break exclusive stories relevant to readers in Lebanon and around the world.

This person must have a strong command of English and Lebanese/Arabic, be able to work in a fast-paced environment, contribute their experience to the team, and have an understanding of the Lebanese political scene.

The right person should have a strong network of sources, have a knack for finding unique local angles and formulating engaging headlines.


TLDR;

We're looking for an editor to lead our news division. You should have editing experience and an understanding of Lebanese news and the political scene. Need to have perfect English. You'll find and approve topics for the writers, reporters, and journalists - then edit and publish them. You're expected to write and contribute to pieces as needed.

Before applying, please visit our site (the961.com) and about page (the961.com/about) to get a feel for who we are and to ensure you align with our values!

Outcomes

1) Strengthen the Editorial team's OKRs and Objectives

  • Meeting deadlines and assignments set by management
  • Analyzing data and analytics, and seeking to increase reader engagement and grow the 961News audience
  • Building a strong network of sources and developing a knack for finding unique angles
  • Working and brainstorming with other editors, writers, and team members from other departments to make sure 961 is the best source for millennial and gen-z content
  • Maintaining a positive and flexible attitude as the company continues to evolve and expand
  • Representing 961’s values online and offline during the term of employment
  • Writing articles.

2) Coaching and Leading Journalists

  • Leading and managing a team of journalists, writers, and reporters in the creation of exclusive, timely, and original stories for 961's news division
  • Researching, assigning, editing, and writing articles
  • Assisting in the recruitment, training, management, and development of the team members

3) Being an Expert on Tone & Editing

  • Ensuring the accuracy, consistency, and compliance with standards of all the material on the site (SEO, articles, headlines, photos, captions, video, etc.)
  • Be able to assist in contacting relevant people to obtain and verify the information.
  • Setting the voice and tone for 961News, staying on top of current events, and building a network of local sources
  • Respecting brand and quality guidelines set by 961 for all content
  • Verifying and fact-checking details and stories.

About you:

  • Exceptional verbal and written English and Arabic skills are required. French is a strong bonus.
  • At least 1 year of professional editing experience in a digital news setting
  • A degree in Journalism, Communications, or a related field is an asset but not required
  • Expert knowledge of Lebanese news, politics, and other topics of national interest.
  • Excellent time management, self-management, attention to detail, ability to work quickly individually and as a team, and consistently hit tight deadlines.

The position:


Immediate vacancy as we enter election season.


In-person work at our HQ in Jal el Dib or our temporary news/media room in Naqqache is preferred. If due to the transportation issues, this is absolutely not a possibility, hybrid or remote may be accommodated.

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