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Digital News Editor

The Digital News Editor leads news shifts for the digital news desk, working directly under the Senior Editor on shift.

This role ensures that all news content on the website are crisp and meet TRT World’s editorial standards. The candidate will also be responsible for deciding on news headlines for stories, as well as helping producers conceptualize how to tell and illustrate the story or relevant issue, and how to ensure that the content engages and relates to an audience.

The Digital News Editor will also be required to produce and write their own content from time to time. 

The role also involves providing important editorial direction to the digital output. 

Primary Tasks

  • Assist the Online Senior News Editor in managing and leading news shifts.
  • Provide editorial direction to digital news desk.
  • Revise, write, copy edit and advise the Senior News Editor on all and any matters.
  • Decide upon news headlines and summaries for news stories.
  • Assist the editor in overseeing content distribution on news shifts.
  • Works with producers to help craft and conceptualize storytelling and audience engagement methodology.
  • Produce news content for TRT World's digital platforms.

Essential Skills

  • Sound editorial judgment of Global issues.
  • A passion and commitment to TRT World’s spirit of journalism.
  • Sound leadership and communication abilities.
  • Ability to write crisp news copy.
  • Ability to do shift work and work under tight pressure and deadlines.
  • Strong writing and copy editing ability.
  • Ability to write concise and accurate journalistic headlines and summaries.
  • Ability to fluently interact with social media platforms and an understanding of the social media landscape.
  • Previous experience in audience development and engagement is a bonus.

Requirements

  • At least 5 years experience in print or digital journalism.
  • A proven track record of success.
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