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Company: Idaho State Journal
Position:
Night news editor
Location:
Idaho
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
February 16, 2013
Job ID: 1461954

Description:

The Idaho State Journal, an 18,000 circulation daily in Southeast Idaho, is looking for a night news editor who embraces journalism's challenges and knows what it takes to make a newspaper great. This is a key newsroom position in which you will essentially be our quarterback at night—leading those who copy edit and design our pages as well as organizing our coverage of breaking stories and spot news. A strong desire to make sure we're the first with the story online is also needed, as we have other daily papers and TV stations in our market. The job's main requirements are a passion for journalism, strong work ethic and positive attitude—especially when it comes to navigating the ever-changing journalism landscape of the 21st century.

As our night news editor you will be immersed in the craft on a nightly basis, so a strong belief in the importance of good journalism is essential. The Journal is located in Pocatello, a town of about 55,000 located 2-3 hours driving time from Boise, Salt Lake City and Yellowstone National Park. Outdoor recreation opportunities abound in this area, as does news and lots of it. The Journal averages 50 awards per year but more important than the accolades is the fact that we've grown our print circulation over most of the last decade. As our night news editor you'll be supervising copy editors, page designers and sometimes reporters, so experience as a newsroom manager is very important. But more important is that you have journalism in your blood—a desire to put your heart and soul into every edition. If you're interested in being our night news editor and helping to take the Journal to new levels of excellence, please email a cover letter, resume and samples of your work to Journal Editor Ian H. Fennell at editor@journalnet.com.

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