The Defender Is Hiring


The Defender is growing its editorial team. If you’re interested in any of the positions listed below, click here to apply.

Assistant Content Manager

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours a week

Hourly rate: Dependent on experience and qualifications

Location: Remote

The assistant content manager is responsible for posting content to the website via a CMS and preparing/sending the daily e-newsletters via a CRM. The assistant content manager edits content to appropriate style, writes headlines and excerpts, adds SEO links and helps find images for articles.

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years experience working with a CMS, preferably WordPress.
  • 2+ years experience working with a CRM.
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing, communications or related field.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills with a strong knowledge of AP Stylebook.
  • Experience using G Suite.
  • Exceptional multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to prioritize.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Experience using Google Analytics.
  • Strong graphic design skills.
  • Strong understanding of SEO.
  • Hard working and excellent team player.

Assistant Social Media Manager

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours a week

Hourly rate: Dependent on experience and qualifications

Location: Remote

The assistant social media manager is responsible for helping plan, implement, manage and monitor Children’s Health Defense’s social media channels to grow followers and increase engagement.

The assistant social media manager will:

  • Post content from Children’s Health Defense’s news and views website, The Defender, on CHD social channels.
  • Grow the number of social share partners.
  • Design high-quality memes.
  • Find featured images for articles.
  • Collect and review social media analytics.
  • Manage and reply to incoming messages via social media.
  • Push The Defender content in other strategic ways.

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years experience running social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or related field.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills with a strong knowledge of AP Stylebook.
  • Exceptional multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to prioritize.
  • Ability to analyze analytic and develop strategies to be more efficient in growing following and engagement.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Strong graphic design skills.
  • Excellent team player.

Assistant Editor

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours a week

Hourly rate: Dependent on experience and qualifications

Location: Remote

The assistant editor participates in daily staff planning calls and is responsible for reviewing/editing/approving content. The assistant editor will have a keen sense of what constitutes news, and what news/information is relevant to The Defender readership, and will thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Follow current events and developments and suggest original story ideas.
  • Collaborate with senior editor and editor-in-chief to research and plan new articles.
  • Suggest possible sources and improvements for original articles.
  • Review written work for accuracy, readability, clarity, organization/flow, use of credible sources.
  • Proofread for grammar, punctuation, style conformance.
  • Add SEO links.
  • Liaise with other The Defender team members, including writers, content manager and graphics/social media manager.
  • Review, help finalize daily email.

Qualifications:

  • 4+ years experience working as reporter/editor.
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills with experience in pyramid style writing.
  • Experience using G Suite.
  • Understanding of news-writing style and ability to differentiate between news writing, opinion and feature-style writing.
  • Strong knowledge of AP Stylebook.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask.
  • Hard working and excellent team player.

Reporter

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours a week

Hourly rate: Dependent on experience and qualifications

Location: Remote

Reporters work directly with the editor-in-chief and senior editor to develop story ideas. The reporter is responsible for pitching the editors daily. Reporters must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and turn 1-3 articles a day.

Qualifications:

  • 4+ years experience working as reporter/editor.
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field with an excellent understanding of online news.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills with a strong knowledge of AP Stylebook.
  • Experience using G Suite.
  • Strong understanding of SEO.
  • Exceptional multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to prioritize.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Experience using Google Analytics.
  • Hard working and excellent team player.

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