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Company: Paragould Daily Press
Position:
Editor Wanted
Location:
Arkansas
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
March 21, 2013
Job ID: 1465480

Description:

Interested in being the editor of a community newspaper in a positive organization while residing in a great small town community?

The Paragould Daily Press is accepting resumes for the position of Editor. The Daily Press is a 4,000 circulation newspaper located in Paragould, Arkansas. We bring our readers relevant community news Tuesday through Sunday mornings.  

Paragould is the county seat of Greene County and is home to a great community that is very family oriented and offers a very relaxed and appealing life style.  There are a variety of retail and industry located here in addition to a strong agricultural component.  Some of the best schools in Arkansas call Greene County home.

Our Editor position is a hands-on leadership job. Expectations include:

• Local news is always the top priority!

• Must edit stories tightly and quickly in order to help readers digest the news and information in a timely manner.?• Assign stories and coverage to the news reporters and various stringers but also you will be responsible for personally covering news on a daily basis.

• Must be open to trying new things; look at challenges as opportunities, apply/expect creativity and always uphold the foundation of journalistic integrity.?• Oversee the Sports Editor to insure that the large variety of local sports is covered properly

• Coach the staff and work toward becoming the best newsroom possible.

• Communication and planning within the department is a must. It is a 4-person staff, 2 full-time news reporters and 2 sports reporters (including the Sports Editor), and team players need only apply.

• Lead by example in the newsroom and community.

• New media is a dynamic opportunity in our industry and the Editor must embrace it.

• Show an awareness and appreciation of local politics and the community’s rich local history.

A college journalism degree, with post-college training in a newsroom setting, is expected.  This is a great opportunity for a weekly editor or experienced reporter to advance their career.

• We offer competitive pay with a great benefits package that includes 401K retirement plan, paid vacation, a top-notch major medical plan and relocation assistance.

Please send a cover letter, a resume and references, salary history and expectations to: hporter@paragoulddailypress.com

 Harry Porter, General Manager, Paragould Daily Press P.O. Box 38, Paragould, Arkansas 72450.

Paxton Media Group, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin or disability.

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