This is a best in class shaper and sharpener of stories and ideas. A true partner with writers and assignment editors who make good stories great. News editors are multi-skilled and talented in that they know how to edit as an editor and read as a reader. They can copy edit and save bacon daily from honest mistakes big and small. They can curate and tag. They can SEO. They know what stories -- in either text or video -- should be linked up. They know when attribution is needed and when it's overkill. They know the difference between a first version digital story that is 'good enough to go' and when to hold to get more -- and when that line is unclear, they know to ask.
All Digital News Editors edit stories from a wide range of sources including:
The digital news writers and other writers across CNN Digital, worldwide Contributors including opinion columnists and external contributors
Freelancers Field teams who may not be able to sit and write but can give great material by phone, slack, etc. on the ground from any corner of the world
Anywhere else in CNN -- we have interns, APs, producers, reporters and correspondents and anchors throughout the org who may get assigned or approved to write for digital platforms
Editors will turn that material into a story or a powerful anecdote in an existing story.
News Editors may be assigned specialty areas by shift, including being a second set of eyes on homepages, on alerting, on key initiatives that need a good comb thru and/or a creative punch.