Amanda Michel writes from Off the Bus:
The Huffington Post’s citizen-powered presidential campaign news site, OffTheBus, is looking for an experienced journalist to join our small team as an online news producer/reporter. The position requires working closely with our contributors on campaign-related stories between now and the November election. Day to day responsibilities include managing our team of citizen correspondents and editing their coverage; conducting outreach to bloggers and news sites; and planning coverage in advance of key events. OffTheBus also conducts distributed journalism projects, and the online news producer/reporter will be responsible for culling through information, helping to report the stories, on occasion leading that reporting and building out the story narratives on a project blog.
This is a position rich with potential and opportunity for someone who’s organized and detail oriented, proactive and sociable. While online community experience and technological savvy are great additions, they’re not requirements for the job. The position does require some demonstrable experience in political reporting as well as an understanding of and passion for the generation of news, especially in a New Media environment.
The position offers great incentives for professional advancement as the right candidate will have the opportunity to create high-profile contributions on one of the most-trafficked sites on the Web. Competitive compensation.
To apply, send your resume and clips to firstname.lastname@example.org.