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Spotlight - Assistant Editor

Harrisburg, PA, USA Req #139
Monday, July 19, 2021
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Assistant Editor, Spotlight

The Philadelphia Inquirer is seeking an editor to join the editing team at
Spotlight PA, an award-winning independent newsroom covering
Pennsylvania’s Capitol and urgent statewide issues. The mission of Spotlight
PA is simple: to hold powerful private and public forces to account by
producing journalism that gets results and serves the public good. Spotlight PA
has the largest collaborative network of its kind in the United States, with
stories shared across more than 70 partner newsrooms, allowing our journalism
to reach Pennsylvanians in all corners.

What You’ll Do 

  • Work hand-in-hand with Spotlight PA’s editing team to execute
    the newsroom’s goal of creating compelling digital
    accountability journalism that gets results. 

  • Serve as quality control, copy editor, and storytelling coach for
    projects and investigations of a short-, medium-, and long-term
    nature. 

  • Lead efforts to expand our collaborative work with our large
    partner network, as well as with partners outside of Pennsylvania. 

  • Edit our newsletters and work with the editing team to conceptualize
    new products.

Who We’re Looking For 

  • Strong organization and communication skills.

  • Enthusiastic about working one-on-one with a team of reporters in v
    arious stages of their careers, as well as with journalists across the state. 

  • Someone who’s not afraid to bring big ideas to the table with the skills
    and persistence to pull them off. 

  • Individuals with experience in any aspect of journalism, as well as those
    who have non-traditional career paths.

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment with external partners. 

  • A candidate who values camaraderie and shares a passion for our
    work, bringing a sense of urgency and drive to their work every day. 

  • Someone who values innovation, creativity, and originality, and
    seeking to explore new and experimental ways of telling stories
    and connecting with audiences.

Location: Harrisburg, PA or Remote

Status: Full-time with Benefits

*We know not everyone reading this will fit exactly what we’ve described. We encourage everyone to apply who shares our passion for indispensable journalism and our drive to create a sustainable business model to support it. As an equal opportunity employer, The Inquirer is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture, and we especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to submit an application, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities*


* We know not everyone reading this will fit exactly what we’ve described. We encourage everyone to apply who shares our passion for indispensable journalism and our drive to create a sustainable business model to support it. As an equal opportunity employer, The Inquirer is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture, and we especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to submit an application, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with special needs*

 
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Harrisburg, PA, USA