Newsday†s editorial board has an opening for an editorial writer that will be filled in January 2013. The board member will be expected to analyze fairly and comment insightfully on a broad range of issues influencing the lives of our readers in the New York metropolitan area. This job requires an experienced journalist well-versed in the news of the day to recommend topics and positions to be taken by the board. The writer must produce, on deadline, fact-based opinions and state them clearly, cogently and engagingly.
He or she will participate in daily board meetings and must be comfortable expressing strong views, and when necessary, challenging consensus.The editorial writer will work both independently and as a member of a team. He or she should be skilled in synthesizing viewpoints and concisely expressing the board's opinion even when it differs from the writer†s own point of view. The writer is expected to blog for Viewsday and will have the opportunity to contribute to our pages as a columnist. A deep understanding of the transportation, housing, taxation, and political issues central to the region is essential.
Knowledge of Suffolk County, environmental issues, higher education and municipal finance is preferred. Equal Opportunity Employmentm/f/d/vPlease send your resume, clips and references to Mary Ann Skinnermskinner@newsday.comNewsdayEditorial Admin.235 Pinelawn RdMelville, NY 11747
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