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Overnight Editor

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The homepage editorial team has an opening for a savvy and seasoned content editor. The overnight editor will work on one of the largest Web pages in the world. The position entails working independently to monitor news from both partners and non-partners, sourcing content and images, and producing the home page in our production tools from roughly 7 p.m.-3 a.m. Pacific Time, Monday-Friday. The successful candidate will be charged with understanding business models, becoming familiar with external partners and working with content of varying types on the network. This position also involves tracking along with homepage data to identify trends, editorial successes and areas for improvement. The editor will work solo, but will be part of a team in a fast-paced, daily publishing environment. This is a full-time vendor position, working offsite (including from home if preferred).

Qualifications
The successful candidate must be a seasoned writer and editor with at least three years of experience in a daily publishing environment (print or Web) and at least two years working in Web-based publishing. The successful candidate will possess strong writing/editing skills, knowledge of Web-based publishing, solid communication and partnering skills, and have a proven ability to write/edit short, snappy, riveting headlines and copy. Moreover, candidate should be highly organized, self-motivated, resourceful, capable of making numerous editorial decisions while under pressure, and be able to manage strict deadlines -- both for themselves and for outside editors. Candidates must also understand Web behavior, Web culture, what does and doesn't work from a consumer point of view, and have a thorough understanding of and passion for Web publishing, including a working knowledge of its tenets (current wisdom about length, style, tone, interactivity, click-through, audience loyalty, traffic patterns, etc.). This position requires a Bachelors degree in Journalism or related field.

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