Star Democrat, Easton, Maryland

Date PostedJanuary 30, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time

Job Summary

This position is responsible for gathering, assigning and processing hard news, spot news and enterprise stories for the print and online editions and associated social media. The news editor makes story, photo and video assignments, works closely with the reporting staff and other editors, helps to copy edit stories, helps to proof pages and prepares a daily story/photo and video budget. The news editor also has reporting duties, which may include town and county government, coverage of local county, police and other breaking news. The news editor takes part in daily news meetings with the editor and managing editor to plan and to discuss stories for the next day's edition, online content and postings and takes part in long-range planning for future story, photo and video projects. The news editor also updates the assignments calendar and fields inquiries from the public in person, on the phone and via email and social media. The news editor works closely with the managing editor and editor.

Job Functions

The successful candidate must be flexible, a self-starter, attentive to details, diplomatic, able to provide direction, and able to multi-task. This position will work with different personality types and across a number of publications. Candidates for this position should have strong interpersonal skills and client orientation and exhibit an ability to work effectively with internal and external contacts as a team member as well as a team leader.


Essential Functions

·      Ability to write, to take photos and video, strong organizational skills.

·      Must be able to edit and format copy and be able to anticipate work loads based on production schedules.

·      Makes assignments, edits copy, captions, video content and helps to proof pages.

·      Performs job duties and conducts self in accordance with company core values.

·      Initiate and nurture effective, professional relationships with internal and external contacts.


Minimum Requirements

Prior reporting/editing experience required. Demonstrated ability to multi-task.


Technology Skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook is helpful along with social media sited such as Facebook and Twitter.



Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field required.



Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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