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Company: Ballantine Communications Inc.
Managing editor
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
October 2, 2013
Job ID: 1524528



Ballantine Communications Inc. seeks a hands-on managing editor for three community newspapers and an affiliated website in beautiful Southwest Colorado. The successful candidate will have strong leadership skills, editing prowess on all platforms, a keen eye for local news stories that engage demanding audiences and thorough knowledge of the role of social media in modern journalism. Experience with video storytelling would be a plus.

The managing editor will lead a small news staff in producing compelling content for the bi-weekly Cortez Journal, two weeklies – The Mancos Times and The Dolores Star – and the website. The managing editor also will work closely with a Durango-based design and production team to ensure strong presentation in the print publications. Key responsibilities include assigning and editing stories, writing stories when necessary, mentoring a young staff, participating in website development, representing the papers in the communities served and collaborating with the BCI sister news organization in Durango, Colo.

Salary is commensurate with experience. A generous benefits package includes paid vacation, 401K, health and life insurance, and more. EOE. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and supporting materials to Don Lindley at or by mail to 1275 Main Avenue, P.O. Drawer A, Durango, CO. 81302.

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