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Company: The Elkhart Truth
Position:
Digital Editor
Location:
Indiana
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
December 16, 2013
Job ID: 1542634

Description:

The Elkhart Truth seeks an editor with digital savvy for an immediate opening on the company’s digital desk. The editor will work directly with the desk to ensure we’re providing critical updates to our readership and keeping our digital offerings fresh throughout the day with new stories and community content. The editor will help keep our newsroom focused on providing real-time updates while facilitating dialogue among members of our coverage area. And as the No. 2 manager on the digital desk, the editor is expected to master the CMS and help run the desk’s daily operations.

 

The digital editor should be able to:

 

  • Edit journalism content in all of its forms, including text, photos, videos, blogs, status updates, Storifys and more

  • Aggregate important news and curate community content

  • Wield social media as a tool for news gathering, delivery and community interaction

  • Post breaking news

  • Collaborate regularly with other newsroom staffers and editors

  • Build digital sidebars using tools like Storify, Infogr.am, etc

  • Write and edit stories for monthly digital publications

  • Use Google Analytics and other metrics tools effectively

  • Help guide a hungry newsroom through a digital transformation

Requirements:

  • The ability to work smart and fast in a daily newsroom environment while also building toward larger projects
  • Familiarity with SEO and writing for the web

  • An understanding and appreciation for how digital news and information is consumed

  • Sound news judgment

  • 3+ years of digital journalism experience

 

Bonus points for experience with any of the following:

 

  • Email marketing

  • Data visualization

  • Computer-assisted reporting

  • Building a network of community contributors

  • Creating content partnerships with other digital media companies

  • And/or probably a dozen other skills unidentified in this short bulleted list

The editor will report to the director on the newsroom’s digital desk. As a team, the desk is responsible for leading the newsroom with breaking news, social media, multimedia, data visualization, aggregation and user-generated content, as well as contributing to a monthly digital publication. The Truth Publishing Company is a family-owned company in Elkhart, Ind., where we inform, educate and serve the community through local news and product innovation. Our core products include elkharttruth.com, The Elkhart Truth daily newspaper, and a growing number of digital publications.

Elkhart is located between Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit, and is home to a rejuvenated downtown, a budding arts scene, craft breweries and the second-largest county fair (we're gunning for you, Orange County). We’re also within an hour’s drive of the beaches of Lake Michigan, multiple wineries, Warren Dunes State Park, tons of recreational activities and a football team named the Fighting Irish.

Great things are brewing here. The digital team is an important part of our company’s future, and our leadership is fully supportive of our efforts to innovate. If you’re interested in joining our team, please send a cover letter and resume, as well as a link to your digital portfolio, to rmartin@elkharttruth.com.

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