Editor

  • Indefinite
  • Full time
  • Hybrid (Jal el Dib, Metn, Lebanon)
  • 961

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

961 is looking for a motivated Editor with experience to join our team.

The Editor will play a pivotal role in our daily operations by working with writers, creators, and journalists to cover the latest news and the hottest stories relevant to our readers in Lebanon and around the world.

This person must have an excellent command of English and Lebanese/Arabic. French is a bonus.

Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, and contribute their experience to the team.

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

This person should be passionate about working with a young and enthusiastic team.

Before applying, please visit our site (the961.com) and about page (the961.com/about) to get a feel for who we are and that 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 961's 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

2) Coaching and Leading Journalists

  • Leading and managing a team of writers and journalists in the creation of trendy, timely, and original stories for 961
  • Researching, assigning, editing, and writing articles
  • Assisting in the recruitment, training, and management of writers and journalists

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 961, staying on top of current events, and building a network of local sources
  • Respecting brand and quality guidelines set by 961 for all content

About you:

  • Exceptional verbal and written English and Arabic skills are required. French is a strong bonus.
  • 1-3 years of professional editing experience at a digital news publisher and a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, or a related field preferred
  • Expert knowledge of Lebanon and other topics of national interest.
  • Excellent time management, attention to detail, ability to work quickly individually and as a team, and consistently hit tight deadlines.

About the job:

Immediate position.

Eligible for benefits and perks such as company-wide bonuses, paid sick days and mental health days, and more.

Despite being a hybrid-first company, we expect positions with leadership roles such as this one, to spend more time working hands-on at the office with the team.

961 is a rapidly growing company and there's plenty of room for growth!

Hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 8am to 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 3pm