Editorial Assistant

  • Writing
  • Part Time
  • 3 years ago

Job Information

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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Location Restrictions Work from anywhere

Job Description

We’re looking for a part-time, remote Editorial Assistant to join our award-winning editorial team at Lexipol, which operates the most visited news and information websites for U.S. first responders. Our sites – which collectively average more than 12 million page views each month – deliver critical news, commentary, video and training content to police, fire, EMS, and corrections.

You must be a verifiable news junkie, the sort of person who loves being first to post killer news – whenever it occurs – and watching real-time page views soar. You know your Tweets from your Grams, and love scouring the web for news our readers will respond to, learn from and share with their networks. You write mobile-friendly headlines, great Facebook post teases and accurate copy. You get a rush seeing your news rewrites pull in traffic, beat competitors and inform the audience.

This role is a unique opportunity to join a strong, supportive, creative, award-winning editorial team that is on the forefront of B2B digital media.

Your top tasks are to …

  • Primarily, find, write and post daily news articles from local news sources, social status updates and press releases
  • Secondarily, find and post news from syndicated news sources
  • Manage the daily production of editorial eNewsletters, sent to hundreds of thousands of readers every day
  • Drive significant traffic and interaction as the lead contributor on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages
  • Play a critical role in rapidly finding and posting breaking news

You will also be expected to …

  • Review real-time and weekly traffic reports to understand how our readers interact with the news you find and post
  • Contribute ideas to the editorial team for coverage angles and content formats


Top applicants for this position will have:

  • Proven ability to work independently in a fast-paced news environment
  • Experience in an editorial news or online content-creating/curating role
  • Ability to work within a collaborative team environment
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong writing skills
  • Excellent social media skills
  • Command of Associated Press (AP) style, including headline writing

A bachelor’s degree in Journalism is preferred but not required.

Top applicants will also have:

  • Excellent computer/technical skills
  • Content management system and social media management tool experience
  • Basic HTML knowledge

This position is part time and either remote or in-office at our Frisco, TX or San Francisco, CA locations. Exceptional applicants seeking full-time employment will be considered.

To apply, submit your resume, several writing samples and a brief cover letter outlining your match to the important responsibilities of this position.

About Lexipol

Lexipol is the nation’s leading content, policy and training platform for public safety and local government, enabling first responders and leaders to better protect their communities and reduce risk. With a library of 200,000 articles and reports, 16,000 policies and procedures, 3,700 training courses and a network of digital media communities including PoliceOne, FireRescue1, EMS1, CorrectionsOne and EfficientGov, we directly serve more than 7,500 public safety agencies and municipalities.

We offer our customers, partners and members, including nearly two million public safety professionals and local government leaders, the most comprehensive resource for policies, online training and grant assistance and the most up-to-date news and mission-critical information.

Our mission is to enhance the safety and effectiveness of the men and women who serve and protect our communities.

Lexipol provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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