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JTA is hiring for 3 editorial positions (Reporter, Online Editor, and News Editor) and 1 marketing position (Director of Audience Development and Online Fundraising)
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JOB DESCRIPTION: Director of Audience Development and Online Fundraising

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Online Editor – JTA

SUMMARY

JTA, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, is seeking an online editor to coordinate JTA’s daily online presence, including website, breaking news coverage and daily email products. The ideal candidate will have extensive journalistic experience and understanding of online journalism, keen editorial judgment, familiarity with the broad range of Jewish communal issues, social media savvy, the ability to work quickly and juggle multiple deadlines, creative talent and the flexibility to be a team player and fill in with other editorial duties when necessary.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

    * Ensure JTA.org is reflective of the latest news and commentary about issues of concern and interest to Jews
    * Aggregate wide breadth of news of interest and concern to our readers in a variety of formats (blogs, web, email products, social media, etc.)
    * Manage and coordinate breaking news coverage online
    * Edit and write blog items
    * Occasional editing of stories and breaking news items
    * Oversee and coordinate production of daily email product(s)
    * Coordinate redesign of our daily email product(s)
    * Be a team player and pitch in with other editorial duties when necessary

QUALIFICATIONS   

    * Deep familiarity with news issues of Jewish interest and concern
    * Strong editing and writing skills
    * Ability to work quickly and juggle multiple deadlines
    * Keen editorial judgment

EXPERIENCE

    * 5+ years journalistic experience
    * Online journalism experience

COMPENSATION

    * Salary commensurate with experience. Full package of benefits.

CONTACT

Location: New York, N.Y.

Send resume and cover letter to jobs@jta.org. Put “online editor” in subject line. Do not apply if you have no journalism experience. No calls please.

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JOB DESCRIPTION: News Editor

SUMMARY

JTA, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, is seeking a news editor to plan, coordinate and edit JTA feature stories and breaking news coverage from around the world, including managing correspondents. The ideal candidate will have extensive journalistic experience and keen editorial judgment; familiarity with the broad range of Jewish communal issues; editing and reporting experience; the ability to work quickly and juggle multiple deadlines; creative talent; and the flexibility to be a team player. This is a full-time position located in NYC.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

•    Assigning stories to and fielding story pitches from correspondents around the world
•    Working with correspondents to shape stories
•    Editing stories and breaking news
•    Assisting with production of email product(s)
•    Work with editorial staff on strategic planning, developing new content ideas and setting team priorities
•    Other editorial duties as needed
      
QUALIFICATIONS      
•    Deep familiarity with news issues of Jewish interest and concern around the globe
•    Strong editing skills
•    Ability to work quickly and juggle multiple deadlines
•    Online journalism experience preferred
•    Solid news and editorial judgment

EXPERIENCE

•    5+ years journalistic experience
•    Bachelor’s degree required
•    Experience managing an editorial staff a plus

COMPENSATON

This is a full-time, salaried position, including health benefits and vacation, personal and sick days. Please submit a cover letter, resume and samples of work to:jobs@jta.org. Include your salary requirements.

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Reporter

SUMMARY

JTA, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, is seeking a full-time reporter to write news and feature stories in New York about issues of Jewish interest and concern. The ideal candidate will have journalistic experience, familiarity with American Jewish issues; the skills to master a particular beat or beats, excellent reporting and writing abilities; and the ability to work quickly and meet deadlines. This position is based in NYC.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

•    Beat reporting, including uncovering scoops on your beats
•    Identifying and developing relationships with sources
•    Identifying and developing engaging stories
•    Writing news and feature stories
•    Covering breaking news stories
•    Other duties as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

•    Familiarity with American Jewish issues
•    Excellent reporting and writing skills
•    Ability to work quickly and on deadline
•    An ability to ferret out good stories

EXPERIENCE

3+ years journalistic experience
Bachelor’s degree required

COMPENSATION

This is a full-time, salaried position with health benefits and vacation, personal and sick days. Please submit resume and samples of work to: jobs@jta.org. Include salary requirements.

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