The Editorial Assistant role is one of the foundations of daily leveling production at Newsela. You will source, load, and edit stories, working closely with freelancers and staff members on the Content Team to produce dozens of high-quality articles each week. In addition to general editorial support (sourcing content, editing, QAing, publishing, and assessing potential content partners), you will help train, onboard and provide feedback to freelancers, maintain Newsela’s editorial guidelines, and ensure that all news and nonfiction texts are appropriately leveled down for different reading levels.
Why You'll Love This Role
You're looking for opportunities to grow your editing and digital content production skillset and become a pro at student-facing content curation. You believe that all students deserve access to engaging, accurate, and accessible digital content, and you want to to help guide our contributors in building a library of that content. You want to be at the center of a rapidly growing company that is changing the way content is offered in classrooms.
Why We'll Love You
You’ve put your Journalism, English, or other relevant degree to good use with at least one year of experience working at a newspaper, magazine, or digital publication. You have a strong knowledge of AP Style. You are organized and know how to prioritize your time; you don't need to sacrifice quality for speed, or speed for quality. Communication is your strong suit; you can effectively deliver feedback and assess what needs to be done to meet a deadline. You know how to use your keen editorial eye to produce high-quality content across a variety of subject areas.
Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that combines engaging, leveled content with integrated formative assessments and insights to supercharge engagement and learning in every subject. Students and teachers use Newsela to find digital content from hundreds of the best sources—from National Geographic to NASA, Biography.com to Encyclopedia Britannica, the Washington Post to the Wichita Eagle. Content is instructionalized to meet students where they are, with interactive tools and analytics to take them where they want to go. Newsela has become an essential solution for schools and districts, with a presence in over 90% of U.S. K-12 schools. Newsela is the content platform for the connected classroom.