News Australia Seeks Local Editor – Tall Poppies Apply Here! Seeking News Junky Over Achievers

Position(s): Lead Freelance Managing Editors for Australia

It’s time to start thinking about your future. is a growing real-time International news organization recruiting highly motivated self-starters. is seeking a local Australian real-time managing news editor with high energy, news acumen, web-publishing experience and a passion for real-time relevance to swiftly identify breaking Australian and relevant International news. Editors will add value by identifying these breaking news stories, packaging and posting content — working remotely and independently with oversight from US based Editor-in-Chief. This position is for an independent, energetic, upbeat over achiever looking for an opportunity to make a name for themseves. If you are ready to join a team, make a significant contribution and enjoy the rewards, read on…

The positions include the following duties:

  • Intensively monitor breaking news/emerging trends and immediately identify topics worthy of rapid repackaging — topics that are most likely to be searched for (Googled) and shared through social networks.
  • Adept at use of RSS reader to track real-time postings from numerous news, entertainment, sports, pop culture, science, and technology websites
  • Twitter-savvy and versed in all social media channels to discover news “before it’s news”
  • Able to monitor TV, radio, and all additional sources of real-time information
  • Immediately add value and post content to
    • Rapidly identify an angle & headline and immediately post story
    • In successive iterations, add value with additional text, photos, gifs, video, tweets, embedded documents
    • Track developments and provide real-time updates
    • Adhere to practices of Heavy’s real-time methodology
    • Collaborate with editor-in-chief and other staff.
      • Accept and execute assignments
      • Pick up ongoing stories from editors on previous shift
      • Communicate with editors in other territories
      • Requirements:
        • Full “buy-in” of real-time philosophy
        • Passion for news, pop culture, and new media
        • Knowledge of SEO and headline-writing experience
        • Experience with content-management systems such as Word Press or Tumblr
        • Own computer with access to high-speed internet

Applicants should email resume and cover letter with the subject “news editor” to

Win one of three XBox One Console Packages from XBox

Join Heavy's daily email newsletter and Askmen's newsletter to enter to win one of Three(3) great XBox One Console Packages from XBox
Read the sweepstakes rules here.

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 964 other followers