News Editor, Breaking News (Part-Time)

Global Content / New York, NY or Palo Alto, CA, United States

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Flipboard gives people a single place to stay informed and get inspired to pursue their passions. With more than 100 million readers every month, Flipboard is used by people around the world to read leading publications, blogs and industry news as well as to collect stories, images, and videos into their own Flipboard Magazines to share ideas with others or simply express their perspectives.

We are looking for a Breaking News Editor (Part-Time) to join the team. This person should have a dedication to current events, excellent news judgment, high attention to detail and the ability to work at a breaking news pace to cover major events and developments in news, business, technology and politics in the U.S. and UK. You will ensure that Flipboard is covering breaking news events with the highest quality content and then notify users about those stories and subsequent developments.

This is a part-time, contractor position based in New York City or Palo Alto, CA.

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • The ability to work with constantly changing technology
  • You must be a self-starter
  • A sharp, concise writer Impeccable attention to detail
  • You must strive for excellence at all times
  • Experience in a newsroom is preferred

Why Join Flipboard?

  • Our vision: At a time when society could really benefit from being more informed and inspired, we are enabling great stories to reach the right communities around the world.
  • Our team: Led by experienced entrepreneur CEO Mike McCue, and President/COO Kal Amin, we are a highly diverse team of bright, capable people who work collaboratively with strong purpose and vision. We are positive, respectful and we value self improvement. We want an environment and culture where a variety of voices and perspectives are both encouraged and heard.  Our belief is that employees from various backgrounds and experiences can help us fulfill our mission of truly “Inspiring and Informing” the world. We believe that leveraging this diversity will lead us to create better products and services for all of our key constituents on the platform.
  • Our value: We are fully funded and making steady, meaningful progress on a premium, high margin business within a $600B, highly strategic market. Our business model is tightly aligned with our values, our partners and our user experience which makes our company both valuable and unique.
  • Our product: Millions of people truly love Flipboard and rely on it regularly. Flipboard is a standard bearer for great mobile design, innovation, and we deeply value craftsmanship.
  • Our platform: Our platform selects the best content from millions of sources around the world, organizes it into highly personalized feeds, and presents it for further curation by the community. We are driven by hard technical challenges and we value pioneering new technology to continually increase the power, efficiency and scale of our platform.