Seeking Managing Editor

The Trussville Tribune, Trussville, Alabama

Date PostedJune 18, 2017
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
SpecialtyLocal News
Job StatusFull-time

Are you a news junkie? Do you thrive on competition? Are you addicted to winning?

If you value proven journalism standards, but have a 21st century eye for all that community news media can be, you might be right for this job.

The Trussville Tribune offers...

  • Growing weekly print edition.

  • Online news reporting garning millions of page views each year.

  • Fully operational digital studio for recording and livestreaming video.

  • Social media interaction with readers.

The Trussville (Ala.) Tribune is a weekly community newspaper covering the fast growing communities of Trussville, Clay and Pinson located in the suburbs of resurgent Birmingham.

Don't be fooled by the weekly printing schedule, as The Tribune offers a phenomenal online presence for breaking and up-to-the-minute news, sports and events. We routinely compete with larger market news outlets and we are looking for a managing editor who is up to the challenge.

You must be willing to wear several hats. The ideal candidate will have a high energy level with experience in local news, crime, sports and events. Strong AP Style editing skills is a must.

In addition to covering much of the local news personally, we are seeking a managing editor who can organize and assign stories to freelance writers and work with advertising representatives as well as the sports editor and layout editor to prepare the newspaper for print each week. The managing editor will also post stories to on a daily basis.

The Tribune is extremely active online and through social media. In addition, our newspaper is heavily involved with digital media, including a fully equipped digital media studio with the ability to livestream breaking stories on our website. Experience in this area would be viewed as an asset.

Minimum 1-3 years experience in news reporting and/or editing experience with an appropriate educational background is required. Please send resume, cover letter and 3-5 recent clips to Publisher Scott Buttram at No phone calls, please. EOE.

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