Job Summary

The Haitian Times (—an English-language digital news publication based in Brooklyn, New York—is seeking a freelance, part-time News Editor based in the U.S. The successful candidate will have solid news judgment and a good sense of narrative storytelling to shepherd pieces from ideation to publication. Working virtually, you will plan, coordinate, review and edit articles, photo galleries, video/audio scripts and other content about Haiti and Haitian communities across the diaspora with respect, context and nuance. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the digital publishing cycle for snappy dailies and weekly feature stories
  • Assign and edit stories based on our preferred storytelling and culturally fluent style
  • Edit drafts from freelancers and contributors for accuracy, tone and grammar  
  • Oversee layout (copy, artwork, design, photography) for posting online
  • Assist with recruiting and managing a team of writers, reporters and photographers working remotely in multiple locations 
  • Liaise with staff writers and contributors, other editors, videographers, photographers and visualization team to plan and design layouts
  • Coordinate with social media staff and marketing to amplify special projects 
  • Post pieces or preview posts as needed
  • Comply with business, media and ethical guidelines
  • Meet deadlines and budget requirements

Requirements and skills

  • Ability to work early morning or late evening on weekdays, 15-20 hours per week 
  • Proven experience as an Editor for digitally published work  
  • Strong writing/editing/proofreading skills, knowledge of AP Style
  • Ability to meet deadlines, especially when working with imperfect or incomplete information, in a virtual environment 
  • Deep respect for cultures and the experiences of immigrants
  • Understanding of Haiti, Haitian culture and Haitian Creole a plus 
  • Ability to coach writers and storytellers across various media formats 
  • Proficiency in Google Workspace, MS Office, Wordpress and other publishing tools
  • Knowledge of SEO and social media best practices for digital publications 
  • Excellent English skills
  • Ability to use Google Translate, AI and innovations
  • BS degree in Journalism or in related field 

Salary: $1,500 to $2,500 per month, commensurate with experience.

To apply, please send your resume and 3-5 samples max to with the subject line: Freelance Editor Position_Last Name.