March 22, 2021

Associate Editor | Full-time

Please email recruiting@forkast.news with your resume to apply. Sending any examples of editing samples is encouraged.

The Role

Forkast.News is hiring an Associate Editor to support our growing editorial team. This role serve as the right hand to our Managing Editor. We're looking for someone with impeccable copyediting skills who can edit copy with news judgment, accuracy, and consistency, while preserving Forkast.News' style and voice.

Forkast.News speaks to an audience of professionals and corporate decision-makers who are interested in developing a point of view on blockchain technology, digital assets, and web 3.0. You do not need to be an expert in blockchain or crypto, but any interest or background is a strong bonus. There will be many opportunities to gain experience and access to what's happening in blockchain, crypto, and digital transformation.

This role is full-time, and we are looking for the right person. This is a remote position. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Job Duties

  • Oversee copyediting needs as a second-in-command to the Managing Editor, and be able to take on copyediting duties in the Managing Editor's absence

  • Copyedit Forkast.News and Forkast.Insights (research reports) content, including news, deep dive analysis, newsletters, research, op-eds, videos, and graphics for style, grammar, punctuation, spelling, consistency, tone, and clarity

  • Maintain relationships with our editors, journalists, producers, and freelancers on the editorial team

  • Monitor and maintain copyediting standards across all produced content

  • Copyedit and caption photos, credits, and captions for accuracy and relevance

  • Growing the audience (organic traffic, social media, and subscribers) through SEO keyword research, headline A/B testing, and other strategies is a huge bonus

  • Select and optimize graphics that accompany stories and content with basic photo editing skills is a bonus

Qualifications

  • Thrives in a fast-paced, unstructured startup environment – hungry and willing to roll up your sleeves

  • At least 2 years experience writing and copyediting for a digital media publisher and/or newspaper / magazine

  • Strong news judgment and sense of journalism ethics

  • Ability to edit stories with a critical eye and for the big picture — spot holes if reporting is incomplete, work with writers to restructure stories to improve clarity and do occasional rewrites if necessary

  • Strong sense of journalistic integrity and experience maintaining style and standards for a newsroom, with an excellent eye for grammar, spelling, syntax, and writing for clarity

  • Desire to build and develop an editorial team's capabilities from the ground up by improving workflow and copyediting techniques that better serve our staff and audience

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) with native fluency in English and impeccable command of AP Style writing; ability to work with a range of experiences and professional backgrounds

  • Proven ability to copyedit within tight deadlines as needed and work within a global, decentralized team

  • Strong understanding of SEO and impact of headlines / keywords on engagement (with experience with tools such as Ahrefs, SEMrush, and Moz) is a huge bonus

  • Knowledge of WordPress CMS for digital publication

  • Reporting and writing background is not required but a big plus

About Forkast.News

Forkast.News (www.forkast.news) is a digital media platform covering blockchain and emerging technologies at the intersection of business, economy, and politics. From Asia, to the world.

Since our founding in 2018, our proposition has been different: to bring credible journalism and deep-dive analysis into this emerging space. Emerging technology and digital transformation will re-shape our world, and we speak to an audience of professionals and corporate professionals who are interested in the bigger picture of blockchain, digital assets, and web 3.0. Today, Forkast.News serves as an end-to-end media ecosystem bridging the blockchain community and a Fortune 500 audience.

Forkast.News has become the authority voice in Asia in providing a global perspective on blockchain, partnering with organizations like OECD, EY, IBM, Swire, and the UN General Assembly to lead the most important conversations on blockchain regulation, financial inclusion, digital innovation, and industry impact.

The Team

Based in Hong Kong, Forkast.News supports a growing team across Asia, Europe, and the U.S. The team is led by Editor-in-Chief Angie Lau, a 20+ year veteran journalist most recognized for her role as Bloomberg TV's lead anchor in Asia, with her flagship morning show "First Up with Angie Lau."

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