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Politics / Fact Check editor

Washington, DC, USA Req #10034
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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USA TODAY is seeking an experienced editor for its fact-check program.

This editor would be part of a growing team fact checking messaging during the busy 2020 election cycle. Fairness, accuracy and excellent news judgment are paramount, as are strong editing and time-management skills.


The editor should also should be a team player, capable of working collaboratively with editors and reporters throughout our 30-person DC bureau as well as across the 200-plus sites in the USA TODAY Network.

We’re looking for someone to:

  • Edit and post stories that gauge the accuracy of political messaging.

  • Optimize content, paying special attention to headlines, SEO and fields visible to social audiences.

  • Lead not only on reporting and accuracy but also fairness and context.

  • Use social and other tools to spot high-interest items.

  • Uphold the highest standards of journalistic integrity, ethics and credibility.

We're looking for someone who has Washington or political-reporting experience. This role could involve some evening or weekend work. We would consider remote work for the right candidate.
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  • Job Family Content Strategy & Coaching
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Washington, DC, USA