Deputy Editor of the Editorials

The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas

Date PostedApril 16, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

The Dallas Morning News currently has an opening for a Deputy Editor of the Editorials/Editorial Page. This position is responsible for assisting the VP / Editor of Editorials  in managing the Editorial department functions on a daily basis, which includes generating story ideas, editing and producing daily editorials, managing staff and understanding the department’s digital needs.

The deputy will handle operational aspects of the department, be intricately involved in developing and implementing digital strategy for the department,  and, in the absence of the VP,   represent The Dallas Morning News at various public functions.

Responsibilities include:

  • Edit daily editorials to ensure quality of thought, storytelling, and adherence to editorial position of the paper.
  • Supervises department staff in absence of VP to ensure timely production of editorial page content on a daily basis.
  • May assign topics to staff members, based on discussions departmental conference or at direction of the VP, to see that the most important subjects are covered and to ensure that editorial content is within company policy.
  • Appears at and addresses meetings of various civic, professional, scholastic, and special interest organizations to express company policies and to represent The News.
  • Participates in and may preside over meetings with persons such as politicians, foreign diplomats, officers of corporations, etc., who come to The News to discuss particular issues.
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of events and issues ranging from local to international to ensure that editorial page covers issues that are the most important and the most relevant to readers.
  • Develops deep understanding of The News digital strategy, goals, and approach.
  • Maintains good professional contact within other publications.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelors' degree in journalism, English, History, Economics, or field relevant to journalism today. Will consider additional experience in lieu of education.
  • Minimum of 7 years of related experience, thorough knowledge of current events is mandatory
  • Must have good communication skills and organizational skills; detail oriented; good computer skills
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