Politics Newsletter Writer/Editor (AJC)

Cox Enterprises
Atlanta, Georgia
Apr 10, 2024
Apr 18, 2024
Position Type
Alternative Fuels
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is seeking a talented journalist to assemble, edit and amplify the impact of our flagship daily political newsletter.

The AJC's mission is to be the most essential and engaging source of news and information for the people of Atlanta, of Georgia and of the South. To achieve that mission, we are transforming ourselves from a storied daily newspaper into a modern media company.

The writer/editor will be tasked with taking the daily contributions from the AJC's politics team and unifying them into a single engaging product. You will edit for clarity; add audio, video, and social elements where appropriate; and work with the AJC's newsletter production team to ensure timely distribution to subscribers. Beyond producing the newsletter, you will also take the lead on maximizing its impact through social media engagement, data analytics, and innovative strategies to ensure it remains the best-in-class product that readers and insiders rely on.

The ideal candidate for this job is an early riser, political obsessive, and collaborative teammate who understands the increasingly vital role that newsletters play in the ever-changing journalism landscape. Knowledge of Georgia politics required.

The person who assumes this position must be adept at building a digital audience, creating a two-way conversation with readers and serving readers across multiple platforms. The role requires comfort with changing technology, use of metrics to measure audience success and the ability to make many decisions independently on deadline.

A successful candidate must also be comfortable representing the AJC in other media and extending the AJC's brand.

Position Requirements


  • A Bachelor's degree and 4 years of relevant experience; a Master's degree and 2 years of experience; or a Ph.D. and up to 1 year of experience is required. In lieu of a degree, candidates with 8 years of experience will be considered.


  • 5+ years of professional journalism experience preferred.

Other experience/skills

  • Strong knowledge of state and national politics and basic knowledge of how Georgia's government works.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team of reporters and editors under tight time constraints.
  • Strong copy editing and proofing skills.
  • Solid headline writing skills with balance of SEO value and audience attention grabbing value.
  • Basic knowledge of SEO and how headlines, hyperlinks and related links help boost audience engagement.
  • Demonstrates strong news judgment.
  • Excellent writing and copy-editing skills to produce clean copy on deadline.
  • Proven ability to operate under minimal supervision in a fast-paced, demanding environment is required.
  • Excellent communication skills and a collaborative attitude.
  • Proven record of serving political audiences with in-depth, engaging content is required.
  • Interface Requirements

    Other newsroom journalists, sources, public officials.

    Other requirements

    Reliable transportation and reliable home internet service to work in a hybrid work environment are required .

USD 70 100.00 per year


Compensation includes a base salary of $70,700.00 - $106,100.00. The base salary may vary within the anticipated base pay range based on factors such as the ultimate location of the position and the selected candidate's knowledge, skills, and abilities. Position may be eligible for additional compensation that may include an incentive program.


The Company offers eligible employees the flexibility to take as much vacation with pay as they deem consistent with their duties, the company's needs, and its obligations; seven paid holidays throughout the calendar year; and up to 160 hours of paid wellness annually for their own wellness or that of family members. Employees are also eligible for additional paid time off in the form of bereavement leave, time off to vote, jury duty leave, volunteer time off, military leave, parental leave, and COVID-19 vaccination leave.

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