Regional Editor

Location
Red Wing, Minnesota
Salary
Depends on experience
Posted
May 21, 2018
Job Type
Long-Term
Hours
Full Time

RiverTown Multimedia is accepting applications for a Regional Editor. This position will be responsible for planning, coordinating and guiding the news teams at multiple locations with an overall circulation of 33,000.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Directs all activities of a department within the newsroom or the newsroom department.
  • Assists with the coordination and management of Editorial staff and news products.
  • Supervises employees within the department, establishes schedules, interviews, hires and trains.
  • Conducts performance reviews and assists with news budgets.
  • Assists in planning news coverage and making decisions about print and online content.
  • May direct major news breaking stories.
  • Reads and evaluates material submitted for publication.
  • Works with others to assign and ensure deadlines are met.
  • Meets with the news team to plan coverage and long-range news stories.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have a journalism degree, or equivalent experience, from a four-year college.
  • Must have one to three years of journalism experience at a newspaper.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and a driving record that is insurable by the company.
  • Must carry an acceptable level of vehicle insurance as required by the company.
  • Knowledge of supervisory rules and policies.
  • Knowledge of AP Style, the Freedom of Information Act and open meeting laws.
  • Exceptional strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Able to multitask and excel under intense deadline pressure in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to effectively direct and present information to employees and management.
  • Ability to promote teamwork and interdepartmental cooperation.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to increase online reporting and grow digital audience.
  • Passionate approach to producing strong community journalism and incorporating enterprise reporting.
  • Follow best practices and ethics of responsible journalism.