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Job Opening: Editorial Assistant, The Onion


Position: Editorial Assistant, The Onion
Company: The Onion
Location: Chicago IL US

The Onion is seeking an Editorial Assistant to support the operations of America’s Finest News Source. The position reports directly to the Managing Editor of The Onion and is based in The Onion’s Chicago, IL headquarters. The ideal candidate possesses an excellent understanding of The Onion’s identity. This is an operations position, but requires a creative personality to fulfill the duties. Strong writing skills are a must. Proofreading and editing experience preferred.

Support The Onion Executive Editor and Managing Editor in the running of editorial operations.

Provide key administrative support to writers and editors.

Coordinate workflow between Graphics, Web Production, Onion Editorial, Video Production, and Product/Tech teams, ensuring both fluid communication between all parties and successful achievement of all Onion initiatives.

Supply administrative support through the compilation, organization, and documentation of drafts, headlines, and feature jokes, in addition to taking copious, detailed notes in all editorial meetings, and devising short- and long-term schedules for various editorial initiatives.

Track all content as it moves through each stage of production and form effective strategies for aiding staff workflow.

Excellent understanding of the Onion brand. Passion for our comedic sensibilities.

Ability to work well with different personalities and within a team setting.

Can-do attitude, willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Highly organized with the ability to handle many projects simultaneously under tight deadlines.

Ability to adjust quickly to changing situations.

Ability to communicate effectively (written & verbal) with staff at all levels and work well as part of a team.

Positive, ambitious attitude that continually sees new possibilities and areas for growth.

Additional Information:
All applicants must submit a resume AND brief cover letter.


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