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Trump proclaims controversial new drug has ‘incredible’ potential to prevent veteran suicide

By Syndicated From External Source on August 22, 2019

First at the White House and then at the American Veterans convention in Louisville, Ky., Trump described the new drug, Spravato, as “incredible” and …

We’re Hiring A Copy Editor

The hallmark of FiveThirtyEight journalism is rigor, accuracy and precision. And no role in our newsroom is more important to maintaining those standards than the copy editor. Our copy desk edits articles for clarity and style, sure. But it also helps us vet arguments and fact-check claims, including in stories that rely on data and statistical analysis.

We’re looking for a copy editor to join that team.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable working with numbers. He or she will also be collaborative and adaptable — someone who loves helping to hone stories and is able to thrive in a newsroom that values speed and depth.

The role’s responsibilities include:

  • Editing and publishing several stories per day while maintaining FiveThirtyEight’s standards for rigor, accuracy and polish.
  • Collaborating with reporters, editors, visual journalists and our audio/visual team.
  • Demonstrating sound news judgment while balancing multiple tasks.

We’re looking for someone with:

  • A minimum of three years’ experience copy editing at a news website or publication.
  • Ability to edit and write on deadline with speed and accuracy.
  • Familiarity with spreadsheet software and Google Docs.
  • Experience working in Associated Press style.
  • A demonstrated knowledge of some or all of the topic areas covered by FiveThirtyEight, particularly politics or sports.
  • Willingness and desire to collaborate across different teams.

And we’d be thrilled for candidates to have:

  • Five years of editing experience at a major website or publication.
  • Knowledge of statistical tools, such as Excel, R or Python.
  • A proven ability to write web-savvy headlines.
  • Familiarity with web publishing platforms, including WordPress.

To apply, please go to the listing on the Disney Careers website.

Polling Place Workers Sought for Sept. 10 Election

By Syndicated From External Source on August 21, 2019

The City of Somerville Elections Department is seeking polling place workers for the Tuesday, September 10, preliminary election. To be eligible to …

Commissioners approve new polling places for Union Township precincts

By Syndicated From External Source on August 20, 2019

AUBURN — The DeKalb County Commissioners Monday approved a plan that will reorganize Union Township polling places for this year’s municipal …

No hearing on Ayodhya dispute in Supreme Court

By Syndicated From External Source on August 19, 2019

New Delhi, Aug 19 The daily hearing on the Ayodhya title dispute could not be held in the Supreme Court on Monday as one of the judges on a …