Multi-talented editor needed

22nd Century Media, Northbrook, Illinois

Date PostedApril 16, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
SpecialtyLocal News
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Websitehttp://www.hplandmark.com
Description:

22nd Century Media, which publishes 14 community newspapers and websites in the suburbs of Chicago, has a full-time opening in its North Shore (Northbrook) for an editor with a passion and talent for community news.

This position involves reporting and editing, as well as photography, digital publishing and other multimedia skillls. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in working in an entrepreneurial, creative and fast-paced environment. A comprehensive benefits program is included.

Responsibilities include:

- Planning a weekly newspaper consisting of news, life and arts, and sports sections;

- Reporting on and photographing local events and meetings;

- Producing quick and effective coverage of breaking news; and

- Working with a team of editors and freelancers. 

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for this position will be detail-oriented, a team player, energetic and creative. Previous newsroom experience is expected. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required. Should be proficient in Microsoft Suite and Adobe InCopy. Copy-editing skills and vast knowledge of AP Style and grammar are a must. 

A four-year journalism degree from an accredited college or university also is required.

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22nd Century Media newspapers and websites cover solely their respective communities, reporting on the news that directly impacts readers the most. Over its 13 years, 22nd Century Media has grown from one to 15 publications and received 150 state and national editorial awards. 

To be considered for this opportunity, please send a copy of your resume and three (3) writing samples at your earliest convenience to eric@wilmettebeacon.com

No phone calls please.


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