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Company: The Courier-Journal
Position:
Content Editor
Location:
Louisville, Kentucky
Job Status:  Full-time
Salary:  Negotiable
Website: http://courier-journal.com

Description:

Courier-Journal Media has immediate opportunities for two content editors.  Content editors apply specific expertise in guiding reporters and photographers to ensure that they create high quality content that fulfills the newsroom's strategy across all platforms. Focus areas may include but are not limited to investigative reporting, narrative writing, photography/videography, beat development and digital content.  Content editors supervise and direct the work of reporters as partners, encouraging independent planning and self-direction. They will sometimes take a hands-on approach to accelerate a story's path to publication. They guide journalists by consultation and coaching before, during and after the creation of content. They will focus most of their effort on the most important, sensitive and complex stories.

 

Knowledge and Skills

·        Ability to edit and lead top-notch journalism.  

·        Ability to build coalitions around evolving needs.

·        Exceptional cross-platform storytelling skills.

·        Exceptional coaching skills.

·        Effective communicator; able to get along with diverse personalities. 

·        Deep understanding of and curiosity about competition for our customers' time and money. 

·        Self-motivation and self-direction.

·        Industry knowledge.

  • Able to multi-task and excel under intense deadline pressure in a rapidly changing environment.   
  • Knows how to use time effectively in an always-on workday.   
  • Works collaboratively within a cross-functional environment.?    
  • Must embrace peer-to-peer training, as a teacher and as a student.   
  • Applies innovative, creative thinking to support the company’s goals.   
  • Writing, spelling, grammar, AP and local style. 
  • Command of media law and Principles of Ethical Conduct

Send resume/cover letter to either Veda Morgan, News Director, The Courier-Journal, 525 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202  (vmorgan@courier-journal.com) or apply online at www.gannett.com/careers and look for Job #34521.

 


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