September 22, 2013
LOOKING FOR WORK IN JOURNALISM/PUNDITRY? A reader with a cool publication emails:
I am looking for two editors, both of whom must be conservative/libertarian, top-flight journalists/advocates, savvy digital operators and politically and historically knowledgeable.
The first is an Opinion Editor. Here’s the basic position description of what I am looking for in a hire that is extremely important:
DC-based position for an experienced conservative journalist/advocate. Duties include managing a six-person daily editorial and blogging team, working with in-house and featured outside columnists and contributors, planning and editing blog posts and features, and representing the organization on radio/TV. Salary commensurate with print/digital journalism experience. Must have in-depth knowledge of national politics, public policy issues, and appreciate difference between news and opinion journalism. Email resume and clips to: Editorial.Prospects@yahoo.com.
This is a job for a seasoned, energetic and smart, early middle aged veteran (i.e. 10-15 years of experience) who can write well and edit fast, manage and motivate younger, talented conservative writers, think creatively about how a conservative news and opinion web site can effectively cover Congress, the presidency and national campaign scene, and work well primarily with me and secondarily with other senior editors and executives here in DC. It’s one of the most important positions and needs to be a solid hire.
The second hire is for an editorial writer who will draft editorials, write posts and assist the Opinion Editor with the daily logistics involved in managing a thriving conservative opinion section. This is for a younger person (likely mid to late 20s) moving up from a junior-level job to a bigger title that puts them in position to demonstrate their readiness for a major editor slot with a national conservative operation. Email resume and clips to: Editorial.Prospects@yahoo.com.
Sorry, I can’t tell you who it’s for, but it’s a quality publication.