Editor

Roswell Daily Record, Roswell, New Mexico

Date PostedJanuary 30, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
Salary$40,000 to $45,000
Websitehttp://www.rdrnews.com
Description:

The Roswell Daily Record, a 6-day-a-week newspaper located in a small, conservative town, is seeking an editor to oversee its newsroom staff. 

 

• Job Overview: 

- In charge of newsroom and all other editorial functions of newspaper. 

- Authority to hire, fire and discipline editorial employees. 

- Delegate responsibilities.

- Resolve customer complaints.

- Set and enforce deadlines, guidelines, policies and practices for editorial department.

• Reports to: Publisher and General Manager

• Work Schedule: Newsroom hours vary by daily news/sports/production demands, but this position is generally scheduled Monday through Friday during the day. Flexibility required to ensure newsroom is staffed on holidays and other scheduled days or nights off. Also must be available after hours and on Saturdays as needed. 

• Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and/or 10 years editorial/news experience preferred.  

• Responsibilities/Duties: Responsible for all aspects of editorial operations, including financial and news budgets. Duties include internal and external communications, representing the newspaper at official meetings and functions, working on the RDR management team, editorials and letters to the editor.  

• Required Skills: 

- Strong leadership

-Management experience 

- Ability to coach and build a team 

- Strong verbal communication

- Strong organization

- Writing and copy editing

- A strong command of the English language and AP style 

- Understanding of professional journalism ethics

- Ability to fact check stories, and check for legal and ethical concerns

- Reporting, photography and pagination experience

- An understanding of page layout

- WordPress, InDesign and News Edit Pro experience

 

To apply, send resume along with cover letter to Barbara Beck at bbeck@rdrnews.com


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