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Deputy Opinion Editor

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Deputy Opinion Editor

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The Hill, a division of Nexstar Media Group, seeks a Deputy Opinion Editor to join our staff.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an opinion team committed to publishing smart, thoughtful opinion commentary from across the political spectrum. You will work closely with the opinion editor, associate opinion editors and outside contributors to generate ideas and craft and refine commentary on a variety of issues and from an array of perspectives. You will:

  • Solicit and edit sharp, original op-eds from journalists, academics, experts, policymakers and others both in advance of and in reaction to the news
  • Read, review and promptly respond to unsolicited submissions
  • Help manage a team of associate editors
  • Cultivate and maintain a network of outside contributors, including prominent writers and new voices
  • Stay on top of the news while finding fresh angles into the stories on readers’ minds
  • Continually assess and calibrate the pieces you publish, considering news value, the range and diversity of writers and the tension between productivity and impact/influence

A strong work ethic and good time-management skills are required to handle the fast-paced news cycle. Applicants should be familiar with Washington DC and federal politics and have a good nose for news and where stories are going.

The position is full-time with some nights and weekends.

Please upload your materials combined into one single document with as much of the following as possible: your updated resume and a brief cover letter explaining your interest and fit for the position. Completing these steps will ensure that you receive the highest consideration.

Ideal candidates will have these skills and qualifications:

  • Excellent news judgment, sharp editing skills and enthusiasm for politics/policy
  • An eye for details and an ability to spot both errors and lifeless copy
  • The ability to shape an argument, pare down nonessentials, copy edit and fact-check
  • At least five years of experience soliciting and editing opinion journalism
  • An eye for talented writing and original ideas
  • An open mind and a commitment to publishing a wide variety of views and perspectives
  • Ideas not just ideas for opinion pieces but also ideas about how to present and package what we publish for optimal effect
  • A collaborative spirit and can-do attitude
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn, WordPress, Microsoft Word, Outlook, Adobe, Pixelr. Familiarity with AP Style is a plus.

Compensation ranges from $120,000-$135,000 + commensurate with experience and skill level.

Benefits include medical, dental, vision, Life Insurance, and 401K with company match.

About The Hill

Established in 1994, The Hill is the country’s definitive digital source for non-partisan political news and information. Inside the Beltway, it’s known as an essential, agenda-setting read for lawmakers and influencers. Beyond the Capitol, The Hill’s trusted content is shared more often on social media than any other major political news brand in America.

Our properties include, reaching a monthly audience of 41M; Hill.TV, the largest independent video platform within the Beltway with 1.4B annual views; The Hill’s print edition, one of the most influential sources for law and policy makers; Elevate Studios, creating breakthrough branded content offerings for leading marketers; and The Hill Events, which hosted 70 virtual events last year, featuring 92 Members of Congress and 88 industry leaders in meaningful policy discussions.

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