Managing Editor/Staff Writer

City: Socorro, NM
Newspaper: El Defensor Chieftain
Job Description: Two positions available at New Mexico’s second oldest continuously published community newspaper.
The El Defensor Chieftain, a weekly community newspaper in Socorro NM – continuously published since 1866 - has two vacancies in our newsroom: Managing Editor and Staff Writer.
We’re looking for a high-energy community newspaper leader; a hands-on, business savvy, newsroom manager; a person filled with passion for the role a small newspaper can play to propel a community forward; a well-rounded content creator, capable of photography, tight copy editing, page design, editorial writing, and moderator of local forums, with a can-do, problem solving attitude and a kind and supportive management style. Digital journalistic know-how is a plus. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field, and minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in a community newspaper newsroom.
Our staff writer position is responsible for sports and general assignment reporting. Photography skills are also necessary. The preferred candidate will possess a journalism degree and a minimum of two years practical experience.
The EDC is owned by Number Nine Media, Inc. – a wholly owned subsidiary of Journal Publishing Company, the publisher of the Albuquerque Journal. NNMI offers a competitive compensation package including an employer sponsored health insurance plan.
Contact: For each position, please send cover letter, resume, and 5-8 samples of your work, including news stories, page design, editorials, and photography to: Rockford M Hayes, VP of Community Newspapers,