compensation: $20/hour, or more depending on experience employment type: part-time telecommuting okay
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Techmeme, the news home page for the technology industry (see http://bzfd.it/2mZ6CA0), is looking to hire 1-2 more remote editors. Join our team from the comfort of your home!
DESCRIPTION: Editors will work remotely with our editorial team and alongside our automated back end to direct and guide the selection of news on Techmeme (https://techmeme.com/) anywhere from 4 to 20 hours per week. The particular work schedule for editors will be determined based on their requirements and the evolving scheduling needs of Techmeme. Our most immediate hiring need is for editors who can work during weekday afternoons Pacific Time in the US, which is why we're interested in hiring editors from the LA area.
This role involves hands-on and detail-oriented work with a high impact, as Techmeme is agenda-setting in the tech news space. It's open to candidates of any region or country who can work via Internet during the hours needed. We expect the position to be a good fit for anyone seeking work-at-home part-time employment, including students and stay-at-home parents. Additional responsibilities may become available down the road for candidates succeeding in this role. Work will begin after a paid training period of at least 15 hours.
QUALIFICATIONS: A deep interest in technology news (news on apps, services, tech companies and figures, industry trends, etc.), and an understanding of Twitter, blogging, and how the broader online news ecosystem functions. Candidates should have sound news judgment and be able to think quickly. Also desirable, though not necessary: previous news editing experience and familiarity with media industry news.
TO APPLY: Send a single email reply to this posting, with the subject line "[your name] - Technology news editor application". Briefly introduce yourself and describe your motivations for seeking this job. Then include a URL to your Twitter account, or indicate that you don't have one. Include a resume, either pasted to the end of your email or as an attachment. Next, please provide numbered responses to the following questions. Because a great deal of our consideration in selecting a candidate will come from evaluating these application emails, please pay ample attention to detail. But don't give up if you're worried you won't score "perfectly" — nobody does!
1. Techmeme editors rewrite headlines for most stories that appear on the site. We try to write headlines with enough details and specifics so that readers don't need to click to get a basic idea of what the story is saying. So our headlines offer names, numbers, and conclusions when possible. Our headlines also assume readers are familiar with tech industry news via Techmeme, so explaining names and concepts explained in previous Techmeme headlines is not necessary. With these headline-writing goals in mind, provide a Techmeme headline for this story: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-47630849 Make sure it doesn't exceed 160 characters in length.