Associate Editor

Hilliary Communications, Lawton, Oklahoma

Date PostedMay 19, 2017
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNegotiable
Description:

DESCRIPTION:

The Chronicle, based in northern Comanche County seeks an Associate Editor. Our coverage area is Medicine Park, Elgin, Sterling, Fletcher, Cyril & Cement. We are looking to expand our coverage to Anadarko, Chickasha and Lawton by the end of 2017.

We’re looking for a versatile editor with experience in both writing and editing engaging stories. The ideal candidate will possess well-honed editing and rewriting skills, be adept at writing engaging headlines and display copy, have an affinity for strong service journalism, understand creative content packaging, be detail-oriented with an affection for AP style and superior copyediting skills.

WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY:

  • The Chronicle and our parent company, Hilliary Communications is actively investing in our newsroom staff and the resources we need to take our newspaper to the next level.
  • We have won OPA Better Newspaper awards in 2013 and 2014.
  • The Chronicle is relaunching its website and investing in an aggressive social media push.
  • You could lead the newsroom as our current editor transitions to the role of Associate Publisher in the near future.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assign and edit stories, manage freelancers and develop content ideas.
  • Write a range of stories for The Chronicle, including long-form features.
  • Prioritize multiple assignments in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Copyedit all editorial pages.
  • Rewrite copy and check facts as needed.
  • Meet all editorial and production deadlines.
  • Manage web content and social media.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A degree in communications, journalism or a related field
  • 1-3 years experience in newspaper, magazine or trade journalism
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • 4-6 clips that show skill at vivid magazine writing (include at least one short service piece of no more than 300 words and one non-traditional story such as a Q&A or chart)
  • Solid grounding in journalism ethics and values
  • Must take direction and assert ideas quickly
  • Must have strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to handle a number of projects simultaneously
  • Professional experience as a copy or desk-level editor extremely helpful
  • Familiarity with business writing and editing
  • Social media experience a plus

 

Contact:  Email cover letter, resume & PDF samples to Editor Matthew Caban, matthew.caban@hillcom.net, along with references and salary requirements. Samples of recent issues of The Chronicle are available at your request. Editor Mathew Caban can be reached at 580-483-9575 cell or 580-529-5000 ext. 182 office. 

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