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Editorial Associate – American Press Institute

American Press Institute

November 12, 2021

Apply by December 6.

The American Press Institute is hiring an Editorial Associate to contribute to and further develop its writing and editing efforts.

API leads and inspires innovation in the news industry, in part through a variety of written products overseen by the Editorial Associate.

You will have the opportunity to identify and communicate the best insights every day in our Need to Know newsletter, read by thousands of the most influential leaders in journalism. The Editorial Associate coordinates with and will work alongside a small team of freelancers that curates this daily newsletter that features insights from across the industry as well as API.

You will participate in and help execute our audience research that asks groundbreaking questions about news consumers. You will also help identify, solicit writers for and edit practical pieces and resources (exampleexample and example) on important issues like trust, analytics, subscription revenue and more. We also do Q&As and essay collections to feature innovative voices, including those in API programs, and we can experiment with videos, quizzes, GIFs and anything else that might help people learn and understand helpful insights. So bring your energy and creativity.

Excellent writing and editing skills are a must. Candidates must know how to craft a concise sentence, a clever transition and an engaging headline. You also must show fundamental skills in copy editing and grammar.

We’re looking for people who already closely follow the news industry or digital media — trends, innovations, experiments, emerging business models and more. Candidates will benefit from a working knowledge of those things and a bottomless hunger for learning and spreading new ideas.

Candidates should have some experience in or exposure to journalism, but creativity, writing and editing skills, fluency in digital media, and interest in problem solving and transformation are most important. An awareness of other people or organizations like API that help improve journalism or its business would also help, but so too would lived experience or knowledge of another type of work beyond journalism that journalists could learn from. At API, we believe potential solutions to news organizations’ challenges won’t come from only other news organizations or people currently in the field.

The Editorial Associate plays a central role in increasing API’s reach and providing insights for news organizations of all kinds, many of which are current or future participants in API programs. This position reports to the Director of Strategic Partnerships & Research and will have visibility with other Directors and staff that run core API programs.

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