Weekend/Evening News Editor

Blavity, Inc. is a venture-funded media and technology company, founded in 2014 around a simple idea: enable Black millennials to tell their own stories. Today, we are home to the largest network of platforms and lifestyle brands serving the multifaceted lives of Black millennials & Gen Z through original content, video, unique experiences, and product solutions. Blavity Inc. has evolved into a market leader for Black media, reaching 250 million users per month through our growing brand portfolio, including Blavity, Blavity360º, Shadow & Act, AfroTech & Talent Infusion, 21Ninety, Travel Noire, and Home & Texture. Our Blavity, Inc. employee community is composed of passionate, energetic, and culturally conscious individuals working together to deliver value to each other, the company, and our clients. We are always searching for new additions to our community that will help us continue to scale, contribute meaningfully to our culture, and advance our strategic direction.

Job Summary:

Blavity Inc. is seeking a dedicated and skilled Weekend/Evening News Editor to join our team at AFROTECHTM. As the Weekend/Evening News Editor, you will play a crucial role in shaping our news coverage during weekend shifts and evening hours. You will be responsible for ensuring that news stories are well-written, accurate, and engaging, helping to maintain our high standards of journalism.

The Weekend/Evening News Editor will assist in writing, assigning, editing, and publishing editorial content that engages and increases our audience reach while delivering on key business goals. 

This is a 1099 contract role that reports to the Assistant Managing Editor, AFROTECH.

Contractors will be responsible for providing their own equipment, including but not limited to laptop computers, cell phones, or any other electronic equipment required to perform their role.


  • Identify and prioritize news stories for publication during weekend and evening hours.
  • Review and edit news articles, reports, and features for grammar, style, accuracy, and clarity. Ensure that content aligns with our editorial guidelines and standards.
  • Craft compelling headlines, subheadings, and teasers that capture the essence of the news stories and entice readers to engage with our content.
  • Verify the accuracy of information, sources, and data in news stories.
  • Monitor breaking news developments and coordinate coverage efforts during weekend and evening shifts. Update and revise stories as needed to provide up-to-the-minute information to our audience.
  • Use our best practices to source images, videos, and other multimedia elements.
  • Conduct regular quality control checks to ensure content meets our standards.


  • Education: B.A. in journalism, communication, or a related field
  • Required Experience:
    • 2+ years of experience in a newsroom environment
  • Preferred Experience:
    • Previous experience in news writing, editing, or journalism
  • Technologies: Fluent in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Asana, and/or comparable project management suite
  • Additional Qualifications:
    • Independent, entrepreneurial self-starter who is comfortable taking on a high level of responsibility
    • Comfort with ambiguity and a proven love for transforming unorganized/complex data into rigorously structured, insight-oriented solutions
    • High-energy, company-first, positive attitude; must be motivated to work hard in a fast-paced environment
    • Excellent communication and analytical skills; outgoing and sociable; willing to wear multiple hats 
    • Naturally detail-oriented, with an obsessive need to document and communicate findings
    • Knowledgeable of tech, business, and innovation news, especially related to the Black community


  • This is a contracted remote role, U.S.- based role. Occasional travel may be required. 
  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Candidates must be available to work in alignment with the Eastern Time Zone. 
  • The hourly rate for this role is $28 – $30.