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Deputy Editor

The American Independent News Network is seeking a Deputy Editor to be based in Washington, DC.   Experience breaking original investigative stories is a must.  Candidates should possess excellent narrative writing and editing skills.

AINN is a web-based news organization dedicated to original reporting on progressive issues. These include corruption and influence in government, failures in justice, discrimination, human and civil rights abuses, economic injustice, and environmental threats.  

The Deputy Editor must be able to:

  •  Assist the Editor in overseeing a team of reporters on various projects, tracking assignments, mentoring when necessary and ensuring deadlines are met;
  • Edit first draft story submissions and ensure that each story is bullet-proof in its accuracy.
  • Work collaboratively with the Editor on development of new content, strategies and methods;
  • Pitch original investigative stories consistent with AINN’s audience and focus;

Experience reporting in Washington, D.C. and a well-developed source list is helpful.

Reports to:  Editor of The American Independent.

This is not an entry-level position.  Candidates should have at least 5 years experience doing investigative journalism, whether online, in print or for television.  The position is based in DC.