Assistant Editor

City:  Medicine Park
Newspaper:  The Chronicle
Salary:  Negotiable
Job Description:  The Chronicle, based in northern Comanche County seeks an Associate Editor. Our coverage area is Medicine Park, Elgin, Sterling, Fletcher, Cyril & Cement. We are looking to expand our coverage to Anadarko, Chickasha and Lawton by the end of 2017.
We’re looking for a versatile editor with experience in both writing and editing engaging stories. The ideal candidate will possess well-honed editing and rewriting skills, be adept at writing engaging headlines and display copy, have an affinity for strong service journalism, understand creative content packaging, be detail-oriented with an affection for AP style and superior copyediting skills.
• The Chronicle and our parent company, Hilliary Communications is actively investing in our newsroom staff and the resources we need to take our newspaper to the next level.
• We have won OPA Better Newspaper awards in 2013 and 2014.
• The Chronicle is relaunching its website and investing in an aggressive social media push.
• You could lead the newsroom as our current editor transitions to the role of Associate Publisher in the near future.
• Assign and edit stories, manage freelancers and develop content ideas.
• Write a range of stories for The Chronicle, including long-form features.
• Prioritize multiple assignments in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
• Copyedit all editorial pages.
• Rewrite copy and check facts as needed.
• Meet all editorial and production deadlines.
• Manage web content and social media.
• A degree in communications, journalism or a related field
• 1-3 years experience in newspaper, magazine or trade journalism
• Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills
• 4-6 clips that show skill at vivid magazine writing (include at least one short service piece of no more than 300 words and one non-traditional story such as a Q&A or chart)
• Solid grounding in journalism ethics and values
• Must take direction and assert ideas quickly
• Must have strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to handle a number of projects simultaneously
• Professional experience as a copy or desk-level editor extremely helpful
• Familiarity with business writing and editing
• Social media experience a plus
Contact:  Contact: Email cover letter, resume & PDF samples to Editor Matthew Caban,, along with references and salary requirements. Samples of recent issues of The Chronicle are available at your request. Editor Mathew Caban can be reached at 580-483-9575 cell or 580-529-5000 ext. 182 office.