The Assistant Editor reports to the Editor-in-Chief of Breaking Defense and is responsible for copy editing, executing editorial plans, managing editorial content logistics and coordinating digital requirements for editorial content and projects.
This includes newsletter curation and supervision/management of contentcategories, data tagging and tracking. The role will act as the chief copy editor for the brand, working with staff reporters, correspondents and the editor. The Assistant Editor will work with writers to manage assignments, meet deadlines and identify graphics; write and refine compelling headlines and newsletter subject lines to increase audience engagement; develop infographics, slideshows or multimedia products as necessary.
The position will liaison with the growing Breaking Defense network of global correspondents and coordinate requirements, needs and delivery on internationally-derived content.
The position will also manage the Breaking Defense editorial social media presence, curating and augmenting it as necessary and tracking growth of the brand’s following. The successful candidate will have an affinity for national security, defense and the military, and will develop over time a deep expertise in the subject matter and content categorization of Breaking Defense.
Based in the Washington, DC metro area, the Assistant Editor position requires a professional with 1-3 years’ experience in an editorial or newsroom environment, with digital media skills and savvy. Experience with basic content management systems and/or ability to quickly learn digital systems and approaches is essential.
The successful candidate will be able to manage numerous projects and processes simultaneously; meet multiple deadlines; work independently and problem solve; work effectively in a team environment (to include coordinating with advertising operations staff on business needs); and have or quickly acquire knowledge of defense, military and information technology subject matter. College degree required, preferably in journalism, media or communications.