Managing EditorThe Flyover

Job Summary

The Flyover is a family of morning email newsletters that covers a wide range of news for over 800,000 Americans. We’re hiring a Managing Editor to own the editorial process for a grouping of our products, perform quality control edits as the “last set of eyes,” and deliver emails to our readers. You will report directly to the Editor-in-Chief.


This is an in-office role in Fort Collins, CO that comes with a salary of $70k-90$, health insurance 100% covered by the employer, a retirement match, and flexible time off. 


The ideal candidate will have:


Exceptional writing and editing skills. This role requires more than a “competent” writer; you’ll need to adopt The Flyover’s tone and write easy, direct prose, and you’ll edit others’ work to the same standard. We need someone with the natural ability to sniff out confusion, cringe, and anything else that lowers our quality level. Finally, you’ll need to do all this at a reasonable clip and keep our processes on schedule. Oh, and you’ll need a sense of humor.


Sound news judgment. Story selection is a huge part of the role, and you’ll need the ability to sift through the day’s news and decide which stories are most interesting and fit our brand. Additionally, you need the ability to identify the “big idea” in a story and distil it down into a brief paragraph.


Basic technical competence. This role requires a quick & confident PC user who isn’t afraid to make light HTML edits or input variables into a script. The technical learning curve is shallow, but it requires someone who is generally comfortable with computer usage and is willing to learn new things. 

Responsibilities

Editorial Development

You’ll help our writers choose stories and sources as they handle the bulk of the writing for their assigned edition, and you’ll copyedit along the way. You’ll also be available to step in and write complete editions yourself when needed.


Quality Control

After the editions have been written and edited, you’ll be the final set of eyes that combs the editions for mistakes and makes corrections. This includes grammar, clarity, fact-checking, layout, links, ads, etc.


After-Hours Edits

When a major story breaks in the evening (after an edition has been completed and scheduled to be sent in the morning), you’ll jump online and add the new story to the edition.

 

Email Sending

You will “push send” on our emails, using our internal tools and an enterprise-level email sending platform. You’ll be responsible for confirming delivery, fixing any issues, and sounding the alarm for help when necessary. This requires responsiveness to rare emergencies early in the morning, such as an edition not sending properly. 

Qualifications

Exceptional writing and editing skills. This role requires more than a “competent” writer; you’ll need to adopt The Flyover’s tone and write easy, direct prose, and you’ll edit others’ work to the same standard. We need someone with the natural ability to sniff out confusion, cringe, and anything else that lowers our quality level. Finally, you’ll need to do all this at a reasonable clip and keep our processes on schedule. Oh, and you’ll need a sense of humor.


News judgment. Story selection is a huge part of the role, and you’ll need the ability to sift through the day’s news and decide which stories are most interesting and fit our brand. Additionally, you need the ability to identify the “big idea” in a story and distil it down into a brief paragraph.


Basic technical competence. This role requires a quick & confident PC user who isn’t afraid to make light HTML edits or input variables into a script. The technical learning curve is shallow, but it requires someone who is generally comfortable with computer usage and is willing to learn new things. 

Requirements
  • Journalism
  • 2 - 5 years
  • Copy Editing
  • 3 - 7 years
  • Proofreading
  • 3 - 7 years
  • Attention to Detail
  • Time Management
About Us

The Flyover is a family of newsletters that delivers wide-ranging, readable news to everyday Americans. We care a lot about curation, brevity, and easy reading.

Unique Considerations

We are a small business, and we need folks with “all-in” attitudes that are flexible, easy to get along with, and willing to jump in to do whatever it takes to get a quality product out the door.


This isn’t a traditional 9-5 role. On a typical day, you’ll begin work around 10:30 and be available into the early evening as you finalize editions. Occasional late-breaking news will require you to jump on in the evenings and make adjustments.


Our Monday editions require our writers and editors to be available on Sundays. Some of the work can be done ahead of time, allowing you to get started later than on other days, but Sunday will still be a workday for you.


We will be expanding to seven days per week eventually, and this may require schedule adjustments and rotating availability on Saturdays. 

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