Snopes, the oldest, most reputable fact-checking website in the U.S., is looking for a stellar Story Editor to help our newsroom line-edit a trove of content that serves millions of readers each month.
Obsession with words and grammar is a must, but so is expertise in research, reporting, news judgement, and ethics. The Story Editor will bring a sharp eye to fact checks, traditional news stories, video scripts, newsletters, social posts, wire stories, long-form news investigations, and more, helping our team ensure consistent compliance with our style guide. Snopes recently transitioned to AP style but adheres to modified MLA for source bibliography in fact checks.
This editor will report directly to the managing editor and work closely with the company publishing team, which includes the newsroom’s audience engagement editor, operations editor, senior-level story editor, company CEO, and the VP of operations. Our little company puts a primacy on internal collaboration, respectfulness, and esprit de corps — no grumps need apply.
To apply, please provide a one-page resume with at least 3 references listed and links to 3 story packages you’ve done primary edits on, and a short cover letter (maximum 250 words) explaining why you think you’re the top person for this job. Snopes will not consider applications missing any of these requirements. Finalists will be asked to complete a line-editing test using actual Snopes copy. This job is full-time (40 hours) and fully remote. We'll consider whether to make this position a management job, supervising a half dozen reporters, depending on the candidate's skills.
Snopes.com is an independent publication owned and operated by Snopes Media Group. We are slightly more than a baker’s dozen of reporters, editors, developers, and professionals passionate about journalism, media literacy, and, of course, fighting misinformation. We work remotely — there is no official Snopes office — but we maintain a collaborative and supportive team dynamic. Learn more about our work and history here.