The Intercept is an award-winning news organization dedicated to holding the powerful accountable through fearless, adversarial journalism. Its in-depth investigations and unflinching analysis focus on politics, war, surveillance, corruption, the environment, technology, criminal justice, the media, and more. The Intercept gives its journalists the editorial freedom and legal support they need to expose corruption and injustice wherever they find it.
The Intercept is looking for a sharp, detail-oriented Newsletter and Digital Producer who is passionate about newsletters and enthusiastic about The Intercept’s mission and core areas of coverage. We are seeking a digitally savvy journalist with a comprehensive knowledge of AP style and SEO best practices. The candidate should also feel comfortable handling all aspects of daily newsletter production, from writing to curation to editing. The Newsletter and Digital Producer will work closely with the Director of Membership, Director of Audience Engagement, and Copy Editor.
Write, curate, and edit copy for weekly newsletters and one-off emails to subscribers
Ensure clarity, accuracy, and consistency across a range of content, from newsletters to quick news articles to in-depth investigative projects
Able to work independently and also collaborate with editorial, design, and research teams during production process before publication. (Editors will often hand over stories for the Digital Producer to take to publication.)
Write clear and engaging headlines, captions, and social media copy consistent with The Intercept’s tone
Handle the production process for newsletters, including running A/B tests
Extremely organized and able to simultaneously manage deadlines on multiple articles in a quickly moving digital newsroom
Ability to work quickly and carefully in response to breaking news
7+ years of work experience, including 3+ years of working in digital journalism
Strong writing and editing skills, meticulous, and ability to adhere to tight daily deadlines
At least three years of copy editing experience. Familiarity with content management systems; WordPress is preferred
Ability to quickly turn around both a copy edit on a breaking news story, and rapidly produce an engaging email alert to subscribers related to the reporting
Proficiency with MailChimp, Constant Contact, or other email service provider or constituent relationship management system, or ability to learn quickly
Well-organized, hardworking, and able to simultaneously manage multiple stories and projects in a fast-moving news environment
Knowledge of the investigative news landscape, including topics related to national security, government surveillance, and social justice
Excellent news judgment and commitment to the highest standards of journalism
Experience with A/B testing and/or engagement analytics is a plus
Willingness to start early or work later as the news cycle demands
Collaborative, professional, nimble, and flexible work style; comfort working in a small, fast-paced digital newsroom with shifting needs and demands, with writers who have a range of political viewpoints
This role will be based in NYC, but will consider Washington, D.C.
This position is recognized as part of the Writer’s Guild of America, East, Inc., “Union."
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer?--people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; we are committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.
About First Look Media
About First Look Media
First Look Media is a new-model media company devoted to supporting independent voices, from fearless investigative journalism and documentary filmmaking to smart, provocative entertainment. Launched in 2013 by eBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar, First Look Media was created with the belief that independent perspectives are vital to both a vibrant culture and a thriving democracy.
First Look Media is currently in the market with its flagship properties, The Intercept, Topic, The Nib and Field of Vision, and plans to continue expanding its mission of supporting independent voices via a variety of new brands, formats and platforms as well as through foundational technology helping creators and audiences develop, distribute, discover and connect with meaningful stories.