City:  Ada
Newspaper:  The Ada News
Job Description:  The Ada News seeks an energetic, multimedia-experienced editor for our top newsroom position.
The editor is responsible for overseeing a staff of six, with an emphasis on producing quality local news and editorial content for the five-day (Tuesday through Saturday) newspaper, seven-day website and related social media sites, and specialty publications, including a quarterly lifestyle magazine.
Applicants need proven leadership skills and versatile journalism competencies in reporting, writing, editing, photography, video, design and pagination. Also essential is the ability to motivate and coach the staff to create a steady flow of enterprise content that matters to readers and the community.
This is a hands-on position requiring initiative, imagination and keen news judgment. The editor is a key member of The Ada News senior management team and thus needs to be able to engage with the community, communicate clearly and make smart decisions.
Ada is located in the rolling hills of southwestern Oklahoma and serves as the capital for the Chickasaw Nation. It is the seat of government for Pontotoc County as well as the site of East Central University. Ada is 80 miles southeast of Oklahoma City.
The Ada News is a CNHI newspaper. Based in Montgomery, Alabama, CNHI is a leading U.S. publisher of local news and information. Its newspapers, websites and specialty publications serve communities in 23 states.
Contact:  Interested candidates should email their resume, journalistic work examples and a cover letter on why they believe they are qualified for the editor’s position to Publisher Amy Johns at ajohns@theadanews.com.