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Freelance, News Editor Job in United States
Complex Networks , United States

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1 Year
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Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Mar 7, 2021
Last Date
Jun 7, 2021

Job Description

Complex Networks formed from the acquisition of Complex Media Inc. through a joint venture by Verizon and Hearst. Today, it is a global lifestyle brand and media company and one of the most influential voices in popular culture. Complex Networks’ digital channels, which include Complex News, First We Feast, Pigeons amp; Planes, Sole Collector and more, are the Top 10 publishers in the U.S. for social engagement on channels like Facebook and YouTube. A diversified and profitable media business with premium distribution partners such as Netflix, Hulu, Pluto TV, Roku, and iFlix. Complex Networks’ original content exemplifies convergence culture, exploring topics that span across popular culture from music to movies, sports to video games, fashion to food.

Complex is looking for a freelance News Editor to work with our News team in covering a variety of breaking news stories for that align with the brand and audience. Reporting directly to the News Director, the freelanceNews Editor will assign and edit a team of news freelancers to consistently execute news coverage at an exceptional level. The ideal candidate will use their journalistic experience and knowledge of the Complex audience to source and select content to promote, with an emphasis on quality, accuracy, and context. Their schedule will be Monday through Friday.


  • Work closely with News Director to increase quality, efficiency, and performance of news coverage on
  • Assist in managing/editing a team of 10+ news freelancers
  • Monitor news and alert appropriate staff when big news breaks
  • Edit written content for factual, grammatical, and structural accuracy
  • Ensure stories you’re editing have the best elements to provide context to a reader as a story is developing
  • Collaborate with social team to maximize the reach of news coverage
  • Write news stories where necessary
  • Communicate with representatives across various industries to advance news coverage


  • 5+ years of editorial experience
  • 3+ years working in a newsroom environment with demonstrated experience assigning, writing, and editing news stories
  • Understand Complex’s blend of internet, music, pop culture, and entertainment.
  • Exemplary written and communication skills
  • Trustworthy news judgement and understanding of the right angles for the right stories
  • Strong understanding of SEO best practices and experience working in a CMS
  • Ability to edit efficiently while under daily deadline pressure
  • Self-starter who can deliver with little to no supervision
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, including nights


Complex Networksoffers an awesome casual work environment with a great team of smart, motivated, innovative, and fun people. We hold tons of events throughout the year including happy hours and team-building activities.

About Complex

Complex Networks develops and distributes original programming for its channels and through output deals with premium distributors. The company cultivates content that spans across popular culture from music to movies, sports to video games, fashion to food, reaching the coveted 18-24-year-old male audience. In 2016, the company launched ComplexCon in Long Beach, California, to bring the Internet to life. The annual event attracts over 200 culture-shifting brands and over 60,000 digitally savvy attendees to the two-day cultural festival.

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Complex Networks

Information Technology and Services - New York, United States