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Company: The Jamestown Sun
Position:
Assistant Editor
Location:
North Dakota
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
August 22, 2013
Job ID: 1501766

Description:

The Jamestown Sun, a six-day daily in south-central North Dakota, is looking for a full-time assistant editor.  We’re one of North Dakota’s top small daily newspapers in a family-owned corporation that highly values strong local editorial content.  We seek an individual who likes the hustle of a daily and enjoys the smaller community lifestyle.

The candidate for assistant editor must have strong editing skills, design skills and exceptional news judgment.  The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in journalism, knowledge of newspaper design, pagination software and a strong understanding of AP style.  Skills with social media, photography, video and computers are also desired. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license with a driving record that is insurable by the company.

The successful candidate will manage the newsroom in the absence of the managing editor, participate in editorial writing, help develop story ideas, assign stories, assist in layout and proofing and lead the newspaper’s digital presence.  This position includes some evening work along with a rotating weekend schedule.

Jamestown is experiencing strong growth.  The city features excellent schools and a private liberal arts college and is within driving distance of metropolitan areas.  As a rural community, it provides recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy fishing, hunting, camping and water sports.

As part of Forum Communications Co., we offer excellent opportunities for advancement and growth along with a competitive wage and benefit package.  Outstanding and highly motivated graduates with college newspaper and/or intern experience are especially welcome to apply.  Send a brief cover letter, four writing samples, 2 design samples (if available) and a resume including references to: Managing Editor Kathy Steiner, The Jamestown Sun, P O Box 1760, Jamestown ND 58402-1760 or email information to ksteiner@jamestownsun.com.

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