Editor - Lewisville, Flower Mound, Highland Village

Community Impact Newspaper, Lewisville, Texas

Date PostedJuly 14, 2017
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusNot Specified
SalaryNot Specified
Description:

Who we are:
Community Impact Newspaper (CI) is Texas’s fastest-growing news organization and the most distributed news source for relevant and useful information at the local level. Our award-winning newspaper now has 22 hyperlocal newspapers and reaches more than 1.7 million Texans.
We hold firmly to the belief that we are here to accomplish something great. We are driven to deliver the best to our readers, our advertisers and to each other. We define excellence as our minimum standard, and we achieve success by looking beyond traditional practices. We are uncompromising in our ethics and values.
We believe work is not a place, but rather a thing you do. Our rapidly growing product revolves around our core mission: to build communities of informed citizens and thriving businesses through the collaboration of a passionate team.
Working here can be a life-changing experience. We work hard and play hard - it’s intense, challenging and exhilarating. And that is exactly what makes being an Impacter so much fun!


The opportunity:
The Editor serves as a primary representative of the company within the community. He/she is responsible for developing relationships with community leaders and news sources and for promoting the company in a positive and professional light. The Editor is responsible for the entire production process of an assigned market's publication, editing all content that goes into the publication, for leading and providing oversight to his/her team, and for the timely submission of accurate, informative, and relevant news and feature stories
This position requires the ability to juggle multiple print and online deadlines, so multitasking capability is a must. We're looking for someone who has an understanding of the way city government functions. It is essential to be motivated, trustworthy and levelheaded under pressure to be successful in this position.

Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain relationships with community contacts and attend chamber luncheons, city council meetings, and other community events to maintain a steady flow of news
  • Manage the entire editorial production process for monthly newspaper edition
  • Supervise the work of, coach, and lead Reporters and Graphic Designer to ensure that all work is performed according to company standards and within established deadlines
  • Provide oversight and leadership to freelance writers, photographers and interns
  • Provide recommendations and feedback to the General Manager regarding hiring, firing, and discipline decisions related to Reporters, Graphic Designer, freelance writers, photographers and interns, as applicable
  • Review, fact check and edit all articles, including those written by Reporters, to ensure the highest level of accuracy in reporting, that the tone and context of articles are appropriate, that all sources are properly checked, and that all articles are submitted by established deadlines
  • Exercise independent discretion and judgment in researching and writing content-appropriate and engaging stories, including features and in contributing graphics and sidebar content for each story
  • Interview news sources in person (occasionally from the desk) and from a variety of perspectives to ensure accurate reporting
  • Generate and pitch story ideas at internal planning meetings
  • Develop and write web content, and lead editorial team to contribute web stories
  • Shoot photographs for stories as needed
  • Contribute stories and editorial knowledge to special publications

The right fit:
You have….

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, English, or related coursework
  • Ability to pass the Company's copy editing and writing tests
  • At least two (2) years of prior experience with print publication(s)

Bonus points for...

  • First-rate reporting, writing, and editing skills
  • Expert knowledge of AP style
  • Ability to delegate and manage production of editorial content
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