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.
WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY:
• 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.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
• 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.
REQUIREMENTS:
• 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, matthew.caban@hillcom.net, 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.