Editor

City:  DeRidder, LA
Newspaper:  Beauregard Daily News / Leesville Daily Leader
Job Description:  Three times per week community newspaper, is looking for a full-time editor. The editor must be able to inspire and maintain a team-oriented environment, as well as produce high-quality, interesting content for the print newspaper and e-edition website.
Responsibilities and Duties
Responsibilities include oversight of all editorial processes on a daily basis. Tasks involve timely production of the newspaper print and digital edition, special sections and magazines. Responsibilities also include facilitating interviews and writing stories, such as human interest columns, commentary, in-depth features, timely news items that pertain to the local community.
Qualifications and Skills
Candidate must be highly organized; business and community minded, focused on quality and efficiency and have a pro-active personality. Job requires good communication skills, and the ability to learn quickly. Must be dependable, trustworthy and able to perform well under a deadline.
College degree in journalism or related field is preferred, with 2-5 years of experience in a newspaper environment.
More details about the opportunity:
Represent Beauregard and Vernon Parishes
At least two years of prior experience with print or digital publications
Develop a rapport with community leaders, business owners, elected officials and the residents we serve Create Content Daily
Generate Original Story Ideas
Create Complex Infographics Take your own photographs
Wear multiple hats
Supervise talent
What we’re looking for
First-rate reporting and writing skills
Comfort with writing news & features
Ability to analyze and interpret news events
Expert AP Style knowledge
Social media savvy
Effective headline writing
Excellent organizational and time-management skills
Experience using digital tools such as Google, Adobe and Microsoft Office
Innovative mentality
Neutral and impartial writing and reporting
Prior supervisory and content management experience
The Beauregard Daily News and Leesville Daily Leader are EOE. No phone calls accepted Complete benefits package including health, dental, vision, 401K available
Contact Information:  If you feel that this is the right fit for you please forward your resume to
Kurt Oswald, General Manger
koswald@gatehousemedia.com