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Company: Los Angeles Wave Newspapers
Position:
Seeking Editor
Location:
California
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
October 16, 2013
Job ID: 1528007

Description:

 

            Wave Community Newspapers, a conglomerate of nine community weeklies in metro Los Angeles, is looking to hire a new editor to revitalize the newspaper’s editorial division and lead and transform the newsroom into a digital-first operation.

            This editor will be charged with improving the Wave’s overall news product while revamping the newsroom operation to make it more reader focused, more nimble and aggressive online and more engaged and integral in the lives of target audiences in Los Angeles.

The ideal candidate is a hard-working, creative and inspirational leader who has demonstrated experience motivating and managing a news staff and who is comfortable and conversant in all things digital, from Web operations and CMS systems to social media and audience engagement online.

Benefits are provided; salary is negotiable. Local candidates are preferred.

Interested parties should send application packets that include:

·      Resume

·      A one-page cover letter that describes your experiences and accomplishments, explains why you want the job and details why you are a competitive candidate.

·      A critical evaluation (600 words or less) of the Wave and its Web site, including a summary of what you would do in the first 90 days to take the newspaper and the newsroom operation to the next level (especially as it relates to online and social media strategies).

Applications should be emailed to gjhusk@aol.comby 5 p.m. Oct. 4. They should be addressed to: Gregory J. Huskisson, Editor at-large, Wave Community Newspapers, 3731 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 840, Los Angeles, CA  90010.

            Finalists will be selected and notified by Oct. 18. Questions should be forwarded to gjhusk@aol.com.

 

 

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