Night Editor | The Texas Tribune

The Texas Tribune is hiring!

The Texas Tribune is seeking a night news editor who will bring a meticulous approach to covering breaking news and overseeing enterprise coverage.

In this Austin-based role, the night news editor — a key player on the Trib’s editing team — will work side by side with our day-side breaking news editor to provide continuous, ambitious coverage well into the evening. This editor will also regularly edit enterprise stories and copy edit stories that have been edited throughout the day. 

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Other duties include editing our two primary newsletters — The Brief and The Blast — and overseeing a team of reporters.

The perfect candidate for this position is someone who is unflappable in breaking news situations and able to write, assign and edit breaking news stories speedily with a sharp eye for accuracy and fairness. This person should also be well-versed in AP style and able to copy edit multiple stories a day. Several reporters will depend on the night news editor for guidance not just on breaking news but on their politics, policy and accountability-seeking enterprise coverage.

Duties include:

  • Oversight of night-side coverage, including writing breaking news posts, assigning and editing stories, and posting on social media
  • Line editing of next-day and longer-term stories
  • Coaching and nurturing a team of reporters
  • Editing the Tribune’s daily newsletters
  • Communicating with other editors on coverage strategies
  • Copy editing daily Texas Tribune content, including news releases and events programs

Skills must include:

  • Terrific news judgment
  • Impeccable reporting and writing skills
  • A deep familiarity with journalistic ethics and libel law
  • Ability to conceive of and foster non-traditional storytelling
  • A passion and talent for jumping on breaking news
  • An ability to motivate and coach reporters of all experience levels
  • A firm grasp of AP style

About The Texas Tribune:

The Texas Tribune is a nonprofit newsroom based in Austin, Texas, dedicated to engaging and informing Texans on politics and policy news. We are read by more than 1.5 million people every month and have more journalists covering state government than any newsroom in the country. In addition, our events team hosts more than 50 free conversations between the public and elected officials across the state every year.

We’re a “grown-up startup,” meaning we all wear many hats, but we’re also big fans of getting enough sleep. We believe our office is a pretty great place to work, and we're proud of the job we've done helping to make Texas politics transparent and accessible to the world at large. The Texas Tribune is committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourages people of all backgrounds to apply.

Benefits: Downtown office with paid parking or commuting stipend; medical, vision and dental insurance; a cell phone stipend; 20 days of paid time off; up to 12 weeks of paid family leave plus four weeks of additional job protection; 401(k) matching; support for professional training and attending industry conferences.

How to apply:

Please submit a cover letter, examples of your work and an application by December 5 using this form. Email with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!