Deputy Managing Editor

News Deeply
  • Location
    Beirut, New York, New York
  • Sector
    Commercial
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Apr 12

Position description

This is an opportunity to make a real difference by providing the world with independent, holistic coverage of Syria and its terrible war, as well as the Syrian refugee crisis.

News Deeply (www.newsdeeply.com) is an award-winning new media company dedicated to covering the world’s most important and under-reported stories. Our journalists and technologists create in-depth digital platforms that serve as a hub of news, information and analysis. By fusing rigorous reporting and cutting-edge information design, we make a complex world easier for our readers to understand.

At News Deeply, we’ve pioneered a model we call “Impact Publishing” – a combination of high-quality content and proactive community management. Our platforms unite an audience of policymakers and domain specialists, connecting those who are most intimately involved in the topic at hand. Through interactive dialogues, virtual events and live convenings, we advance the conversation, leading to a more engaged public and better-informed policy decisions.

We believe that even the toughest issues can be made accessible in a clear and compelling format. In a crowded and complicated world, our platforms separate the signal from the noise, surfacing vital information and key trends on issues that matter, deeply, to the state of our world today.

Within a year of launch of our launch in 2013, Syria Deeply became a celebrated source of digital journalism. The National Press Foundation gave the platform its 2014 Excellence in Online Journalism Award. Our project partners have included the World Economic Forum, the Asfari Foundation, the Baker Institute at Rice University, and Columbia University's Tow Center for Digital Journalism. The company's work has been featured on outlets including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, CNN, NPR, BBC News, Wired, MSNBC, ABC News, the Guardian, and the Huffington Post.

The Deputy Managing Editor: 

  • Helps lead the platform’s editorial direction and content gathering operations, also ensuring that the platform is up-to- date and meets SyriaDeeply’s goal of giving users complete understanding of the conflict
  • Coordinates, edits and plans the platform’s content with the Managing Editor 
  • Oversees and manages the Contributors
  • Writes the daily Executive Summary and contributes interviews, analyses an reporting as necessary to meet the bureau’s content quotas
  • Works closely with News Deeply’s CCO and other departments (sales, marketing, editing, etc) to provide high levels of efficiency and quality in the finished product
  • Helps lead the development and management of a Syria Deeply community of experts who are both users and contributors to the platform and events
  • Assists with the development and delivery of Syria Deeply’s events and white label and educational products
  • Represents Syria Deeply with professionalism at events
  • Regularly and actively contributes to an open sharing of ideas as we seek to perpetually improve our products

Qualifications

  • Solid background (5+ years) in journalism, preferably at a major newspaper, website or magazine
  • Advanced understanding of the Syrian conflict 
  • Extremely strong writing and editing skills
  • Advanced multimedia skills desirable
  • Native-level fluency in English and Arabic

Application instructions

Please send your CV along with a cover letter and two journalistic writing samples.

*Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position on Globaljobs.org*

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