Dynamic Managing Editor

Montrose Daily Press, MONTROSE, Colorado

Date PostedJuly 13, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
SpecialtyLocal News
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

Seeking Dynamic Managing Editor

Nature of Work:

This position is responsible for local news coverage and reports directly to the publisher. This position supervises staff reporters, photographers, page designers and news editor, assigns stories, and schedules work.

This position functions as the leader of the newsroom. The person in this position will work closely with his/her news editor to develop the news product and maintain high journalism standards.

Essential Functions:

  • Schedules the work hours of reporters, photographers and copy editors to maximize efficiency.
  • Formulate story ideas and projects.
  • Responsible for regular news stories and/or column
  • Assigns stories.
  • Helps plan, execute, direct and review local news coverage
  • Provide quality photographs for publication.
  • Cultivate and maintain excellent communications with contacts in the community.
  • Paginate pages news, lifestyle and sports pages as necessary.
  • Work with other departments as necessary to ensure newspaper’s success.
  • Adhere to all company policies as outlined in employee handbooks.
  • Other duties as outlined by supervisor.

Other Functions:

  • Must be able to travel to and from assignments

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have an excellent working knowledge of newspaper journalism
  • Must be able to plan and direct work and effectively supervise others
  • Must have working knowledge of journalism standards and libel laws.
  • Must have a working knowledge of In Design, Quark and Photoshop.
  • Must be able to work effectively and efficiently under deadlines.
  • Must work well with others.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Must be able to work flexible shifts. Nights and some weekend work should be expected.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum three years experience in editing, design, layout and reporting.
  • Computer experience required, In Design, Quark and Photoshop knowledge preferred.
  • Some supervisory experience a plus.
  • Journalism, communications or related degree preferred, or acceptable equivalent experience.

Work Environment:

  • This position works in the office and in the field covering assignments.
  • This position description in no way states or implies the responsibilities and tasks listed are the only responsibilities and tasks to be performed. The incumbent will be required to follow any other instruction or job related duties assigned by the company.
  • Requirements set out above are minimum levels of skill, knowledge and abilities to qualify for the position. Where appropriate, the company may offer possible modification to reasonably accommodate an individual who cannot perform the essential functions of a job, as long as reasonable accommodation does not pose an undue hardship to the company or pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of the employee or others.

To apply, please forward cover letter, resume and salary requirements to tonyam@montrosepress.com.

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