Story Editor (Contract)
Department: Global Press Journal
Location: Remote, U.S. or international
Compensation: Per story or monthly contract
Deadline to receive applications: September 11, 2020
Global Press Journal seeks a contract story editor with strong writing skills and a knack for narrative storytelling who can work with reporters around the world to produce unique, consequential stories.
The story editor will coach, line edit and restructure translated articles in collaboration with reporters. These will range from local news stories to investigative features. This person will lead a story through the editorial process with the support of fact checkers, copy editors and translators to ensure accuracy, news value and adherence to GPJ ethics and style.
The story editor must be able to commit to editing a minimum of four stories per month and participate in at least one editorial meeting per month. The contract begins with a per-story payment. Exceptional editors will be eligible for a robust monthly contract or a full-time opportunity with Global Press Journal.
• Five to seven years of journalism experience, with at least one as an editor
• Experience working with translators and maintaining accuracy in translated stories
• Experience working with diverse global teams, with a preference for regional expertise in East Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean
• Fluency in English with masterful grasp of grammar and AP style is a must; fluency in French, Mongolian, Nepali, Spanish, Swahili or Tamil, is a plus
Wondering if you are a good fit for our team?
Do you believe in the power of local journalists to shift global narratives? Do you strive for dignity and precision with every story? Do you value both journalistic tradition and innovation? Then join us.
Here’s how to apply:
Send a cover letter explaining why you are the right person for this job, a resume and three stories you have edited or written. Send this to [email protected] with the subject Story Editor by September 4. Candidates will be phone screened and interviewed before being asked to complete a paid test edit on a story.
Photo at top by Sahana David Menon, Global Press Journal Sri Lanka