Executive Editor, Cherokee Phoenix

City: Tahlequah, OK
Newspaper: Cherokee Nation
Salary: Based on Education & Experience
Job Description: Plans, coordinates, and directs editorial activities and workers who assist in selecting and preparing material for publication for the Cherokee Nation.The Executive Editor shall serve his or her term of office free from political influence from any department of the government of the Cherokee Nation and may be removed only for cause. The Executive Editor shall not, directly or indirectly, solicit, receive or in any manner be concerned in soliciting or receiving any assessment, subscriptions or contribution for any political organization, candidacy or other political purpose. The Executive Editor shall not participate in any political campaign or be involved in any tribal political activity, except to exercise his or her right as a citizen to express his or her individual opinion and cast his or her right to vote.
Job Duties:
Confers with executives, department heads, and editorial staff to formulate policy, coordinate department activities, establish production schedules, solve publication problems, and discuss makeup plans and organizational changes. Determines theme of issue and gathers related material. Writes or assigns staff members or freelance writers to write articles, reports, editorials, reviews, and other material. Reads, evaluates and edits material submitted for publication consideration. Secures graphic material from picture sources and assigns artists and photographers to produce pictures and illustrations. Assigns staff member, or personally interviews individuals and attends gatherings, to obtain items for publication, verify facts, and clarify information. Assigns research and other editorial duties to staff. Organizes material, plans overall and individual page layouts, and selects type. Marks dummy pages to indicate position and size of printed and graphic material. Reviews final proofs and approves or makes changes. Reviews and evaluates work of staff members and makes recommendations and changes. Directs activities of production, circulation, or promotion personnel. Prepares or directs preparation of news releases, special brochures, and similar materials. Maintains files and produces reports. Oversees budget(s) of assigned area. Other duties may be assigned.
Manages three subordinate supervisors who supervise a total of 2-10 employees in the Cherokee Publications. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Bachelor's degree from 4-year college or university in Journalism or related field; or six years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
An additional five years progressively responsible experience in Journalism is required. Must have experience necessary for the successful operation of the publication.
Must be able to operate standard office equipment and common computer software. Must be familiar with publishing type software.
Must be of good character and have a reputation of integrity. Must be physically able to carry out the duties of the office. Must adhere to the standards of accepted ethics of journalism as defined by the Society of Professional Journalists and endorsed by the Native American Journalists Association. Must be a citizen of the Cherokee Nation.
Contact : If you are interested in working for the Cherokee Nation, contact: Cherokee Nation Human Resources Department, PO Box 948, Tahlequah, OK 74465, (918) 453-5292 or 453-5050 or visit our website at: www.cherokee.org