• Opinion Writer

    Job Locations US-MD-Baltimore
    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 5 months ago(6/5/2018 7:04 AM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-1280
    # of Openings
    1
    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
    Editorial
    Category (Portal Searching)
    US-MD-Baltimore
    Physical Location : Location
    Tribune Publishing
  • Overview

    Opinion Writer

     

    The Baltimore Sun seeks an experienced journalist with strong writing, reporting, analytical and digital skills to join its editorial board as an opinion writer. A successful applicant must be committed to serving readers by delivering enterprising opinion content with speed, accuracy, fairness and insight. He or she will help us grow The Sun’s audience through engaging and innovative new ways to present opinion content online. Comfort working with multiple publishing platforms and social media is essential.

    Responsibilities

    • Serving as a member of the editorial board, helping evaluate issues and generating ideas that anticipate the flow of the news.
    • Producing well-organized editorials that are timely, provocativeand help readers understand the issues that are most important to them and their communities. An editorial writer is expected to develop areas of expertise but also to be prepared to address a wide range of topics.
    • Responding quickly to stories that engage our readers to provide more depth and context to the news.
    • Developing new and innovative ways of delivering digitalcontent, including opinion videos.
    • Engaging our audience online (including social media, video, podcasts and other means), in person and on broadcast media to deepen our connections and responsiveness to the community.

    Qualifications

    • An undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
    • At least five years of journalism experience
    • Superior writing and reporting skills.
    • Demonstrated track record with social media and comfort adapting to online technology
    • Ability to work effectively under deadline pressure
    • Video experience a plus

     

     

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