Confidential is a well-funded digital news startup preparing to launch in Washington, D.C. this fall. Our goal is to create a radically different publication, one that uses a distinct set of formats to deliver a 360-degree view of the most important stories of the day. We are hiring journalists excited to get in on the ground floor and help us shape our identity.
The Science & Technology Editor will be responsible for defining our approach to covering innovation, disruption and the other big trends and forces shaping our world, including climate change, artificial intelligence and big data. The editor must have a strong background in interpreting academic studies and data; they’ll work closely with visual journalists to create graphics that bring numbers to life. This editor will coach reporters to see stories across beats, to push them to prioritize data and research and to break out of traditional approaches to covering the news.
This is a senior role, one that will require helping us to build a collaborative newsroom. Editors must value collaboration and collegiality. They’ll work together to identify how their departments intersect. The job is ideal for an entrepreneurial editor who is excited by the challenge of building something new. The editor should uphold traditional journalistic values, ensuring pieces meet high reporting and writing standards.
The Science & Technology Editor will be a member of the newsroom editorial leadership team, playing a key role in shaping our identity and setting our editorial standards.
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