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Salon covers national news and politics, culture and entertainment, food, and science and health through insightful reporting, our flagship show “Salon Talks” and other Salon TV programming, commentary and analysis, criticism, investigations, original newsletters and personal essays. Founded in San Francisco in 1995, Salon is a digital pioneer; our entrepreneurial culture honors the spirit of our founders by rewarding innovation and initiative. 

We are currently hiring for the following positions: 

Staff Writer, News & Politics

Salon is hiring a full-time staff writer to join our editorial team. We’re looking for a writer with experience covering different aspects of U.S. politics news. Preference will be given to writers with expertise and understanding of the issues and personalities emerging on the American right — from “moderate” Republicans and pro-Trump elected officials to unhinged media voices on the extremist fringe. 

The ideal candidate will have excellent news judgment and the ability to see both the big picture and the small yet significant details, and how they fit together. Salon is a home for unique voices, and we’re looking for a writer who can combine hard news and feature writing skills to craft compelling narratives that go beyond the surface to offer context and nuance for an invested, politically astute digital audience.  

Preference will be given to candidates with daily writing experience and a demonstrated ability to enterprise a beat, with a proven ability to work simultaneously on shorter daily news stories, including pitching in on quick breaking news, and larger reported and/or investigative projects. 

This is a full-time position with benefits. This is a position covered under the Writers Guild of America, East, Collective Bargaining Agreement. The starting salary range for this position is $60,000-70,000. Remote workers are welcome, but you will be expected to work an agreed-upon schedule oriented around the Eastern time zone, and be legally able to work in the U.S. 

Salon covers national news and politics, culture and entertainment, food, and science and health through insightful reporting, our flagship show “Salon Talks” and other Salon TV programming, commentary and analysis, criticism, investigations, original newsletters and personal essays. Founded in San Francisco in 1995, Salon is a digital pioneer; our entrepreneurial culture honors the spirit of our founders by rewarding innovation and initiative.

Our writers and editors are highly organized, detail- and deadline-oriented professionals who know how to collaborate and communicate effectively using digital tools. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of news writing experience in digital media and formal journalism training (classroom, newsroom or a combination of both), with SEO knowledge, AP Style fluency and familiarity with a WordPress-based CMS. 

Candidates who progress to the final interview stage may be asked to take an edit test, for which they will be compensated. 

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and links to their strongest online writing and editing to [email protected] with POLITICS in the subject line. 

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Assistant Editor, Video (full-time)

Do you obsessively follow politics and entertainment news? Are you a skilled content creator with experience in shooting video and editing? Come join Salon.com, a digital journalism outlet with an established legacy and an eye toward the future. We are currently seeking an assistant video editor.

Job Summary

This assistant video editor job is an in-person opportunity working out of Salon’s New York, NY studio. This position is responsible for editing Salon’s digital video shows—which range from celebrity interviews, to politics roundtables, to food demonstrations with chefs—using Adobe Premiere Pro, as well as post-production tasks, including cutting relevant clips for social media and creating on-screen text and graphics. The assistant editor will also prepare the studio for filming and operate camera and audio equipment. The ideal candidate is a highly organized self-starter who thrives in a deadline-driven environment and has some experience in journalism. This position reports to the Executive Producer and is a full time position with benefits covered under the Writers Guild of America, East, Collective Bargaining Agreement. Recent graduates with an interest in Film and Journalism are welcome to apply. 

Responsibilities

  • Run technical, audio and visual aspects of daily video shoots for SalonTV using Canon C-100 cameras
  • Edit multi-camera interviews into polished full episodes and clips using Adobe Premiere
  • Work through different edit versions and notes with Executive Producer
  • Create on-screen text and graphics to support interview content
  • Write headlines and video descriptions
  • Check over all technical, visual and editorial aspects of video and audio assets prior to publication

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Video, Journalism, Film or related field
  • 1-2 years of professional experience in digital media or TV
  • Highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere and Photoshop). After Effects experience is a plus.
  • Ability to shoot high-quality video and a familiarity with lighting and Canon C100
  • Strong editorial judgment with an understanding of news, politics and entertainment
  • Must have great written and verbal communication skills and the ability to receive critical feedback in a small team environment
  • Must have the ability to work both independently and under close direction of the executive producer
  • Must be able to troubleshoot an edit project and problem solve on the fly

 

Benefits

The starting annual salary range for this position is $60,000.00 - $65,000.00.

To apply: Send a resume, cover letter and applicable materials, such as a reel or clips, to [email protected] with ASSISTANT VIDEO EDITOR in the subject line.