The NewsPress, in Stillwater, Okla., seeks an experienced editor to lead an award winning editorial team covering a community of just under 50,000 residents and Oklahoma State University.
Stillwater is a newsy city with a range of technology and manufacturing businesses, and a university that just enrolled the largest freshman class in its history. OSU is also home to last year’s Big 12 conference college football champions.
Our editor must have a thorough knowledge of creating and editing local content for print and digital platforms. In addition to leading the editorial staff, the editor is responsible for reporting, writing, editing and photography. A solid knowledge of journalism ethics, libel and privacy standards and public records laws are a must. We expect our editor to be passionate about creating the best multi-media outlet of interesting, insightful and authoritative local information.
Our editor must embrace the fact that today’s newsroom operates 24/7, with frequent website and social media updates. Applicants should have a newspaper management background that includes budgeting and working with other departments to maximize advertising and circulation sales opportunities. Other key attributes include leadership, effective communication, time management, strong core journalism skills, the ability to train and the willingness to become part of an active community.
Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. is a privately owned local media company serving 150 communities in 24 states. Based in Montgomery, Ala., CNHI operates 80 daily newspapers, 48 non-dailies and numerous specialty publications in the Midwest, South and East.
Send resume with work samples to Rex Maynor, Publisher, The News Press, 211 W 9th, Stillwater, Okla. 74074; or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Mon, October 1, 2012
by Morgan Browne