Assistant Editor

Children's Health Defense | Peachtree City, GA, United States

Posted Date 8/28/2022

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.



  • 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


  • 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
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